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China

From Ulaan Bataar to Beijing
The Great Wall (1)
Beijing:
- The Great Wall (2)
- The Great Wall (3)
- The Summerpalace
Xian:
- Station
- Mohammedan Quarter (1)
- Mohammedan Quarter (2)
- Bones
- Steam
- Bell Tower
- Big Goose Pagode
- Summerpalace
Beijing:
- Tian'anmen Square (1)
- Tian'anmen Square (2)



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The Great Wall

The Great Wall (2)

"In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance."
Source:

The World Heritage List

Photo taken on July 29 2000

On 7/7/7 The Great Wall is elected one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, see New 7 Wonders of the World

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