Travel Videos‎ > ‎

The Great Wall of China


The Great Wall of China (Jinshanling Pass)

The Great Wall of China (simplified Chinese: 长城, traditional Chinese:長城 ; pinyin: Chángchéng; literally "long city/fortress") or (simplified Chinese:万里长城; traditional Chinese: 萬里長城; pinyin: Wànlǐ Chángchéng; literally "The long wall of 10,000 Li (里)") is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. Several walls, referred to as the Great Wall of China, were built since the 5th century BC. One of the most famous is the wall built between 220206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang; little of it remains; it was much farther north than the current wall, which was built during the Ming Dynasty.
Learn more about the Great Wall here and here... 

The Great Wall Of China - Jinshanling


Great Wall of China: Jinshanling to Simatai hike


The Great Wall of China at Simatai - The Ascent


Walking the Great Wall from Jinshinling to Simatai