Every wall starts with a single brick
The Great Wall of China is so long that it is hard to imagine a beginning.
The Great Wall is not a building – it is a landscape
You might think something the size of the Great Wall would absorb any number of people. In the remote countryside, yes, but only those portions that have been rebuilt are considered safe enough for visitors, such as the section close to Beijing at Badaling.
The Great Wall of China: a wonder and a curse
Hello China, whose Great Wall was built to keep foreigners out, but now attracts so many it is its greatest tourist attraction. Long hated as a symbol of oppression by the Emperors, built using slave labor, China’s new rulers now promote it as a symbol of unity and worker power. But only on the Wall do you realize that it is not a building but a landscape.