Monday, 27 October 2008

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is probably one of the best well known sites in the World. It was built and rebuilt between the 6th Century BC and the 16th Century to protect the northern frontier of the Chinese Empire. During this time, two to three million Chinese died while working on it.

This card, sent by bridge, shows a winter view of the North Pass, known as Badaling. It is one of the many tourist centres along the Wall. The incredible fortification is one of the mightiest works of Man. It is so massive that some actually believe it can be seen from the moon. This belief has persisted, even in some school textbooks, but it is a myth. It’s physically impossible to see such details of earth from the moon.

But in my opinion we don’t need to see it from the moon to understand it is one of the most incredible sites on earth. It was declared by UNESCO in 1987 as a World Heritage Site.

Source: Wikipedia.

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