Badaling Great Wall
The Great Wall is a symbol of Chinese civilization
and one of the wonders that the Chinese people have created. The
Great Wall at Badaling, the most representative, was promoted protected
as an important national heritage sites by the State Council for
approval in 1961. 1988, The Board has recruited a world heritage
site by UNESCO. On 7 July 2007, he earned a reputation around the
world once again, was among the New Seven Wonders of the World ranks.
Badaling Great Wall in Yanqing County, over 70 kilometers (43 miles)
north of Beijing. It is the best preserved section of the Great
Wall during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) built. This section with
an average altitude of over 1000 meters (3282 feet) is the outpost
of the Juyongguan Pass The slope is very steep mountain roads are
tortuous. These characteristics have made a military fortress. Badaling
Great Wall is like a strong dragon winding along the ridges.
The Great Wall was originally used as a fortress.
From the Qin Dynasty (206 BC-221BC), Qin Shi Huang, first emperor
of the Qin Dynasty unified the whole nation and began building the
Great Wall of China's borders from the invasion of the northern
nomadic tribes to protect. Most of the Great Wall at Badaling has
been built and maintained during the Ming Dynasty strengthened to
defend the capital against the intrusion of the Mongolian people.
The structure of the wall is a huge bar stones and bricks. The interior
of the wall formed by the earth and small stones forgeries, so that
the wall very firm and solid. Internally, the wall about six meters
(20 feet) wide, so that the horses galloping to five per day. to
allow for a series of small holes in the wall archers shoot arrows
drilled. This is to drain a barrel and a ditch inside and outside
the wall. In short, was the decisive military fortress in the consideration
of all the details of the wall.
Signal Fire platforms was an important part of
the fortress in ancient China. Firing platform of the signal is
actually a fortress that was built on top of the wall. Was used
to send warning signals. Since the Ming Dynasty, the amount of smoke
and gunfire, the information sent to specific military enemy. Smoke
Magnificent Great Wall at Badaling in Beijing a stroke of the shots
was 100 enemies, two smoke with two guns firing meant 500 enemies
and three smoke reported by three shots were more than 1,000 enemies.
Once a platform raised a beacon signal, the rest also by command
of the enemy force. The benchmark built on top of a group of mountain
ranges, the Great Wall at Badaling, many important historical events.The
first emperor of the Qin Dynasty Tour experienced there Taizu Yuan,
the first emperor of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the Grand Wall
at Badaling and took control over all of China.
Empress Cixi fled from there in the western part
of China in 1900, when an alliance of eight Western countries invaded
Beijing. Currently, the Great Wall at Badaling is still there to
record the difficulties and bitterness which the Chinese people
have suffered in the last 2000 years. This is a valuable cultural
heritage of mankind. Badaling Great Wall is the first part of the
Great Wall open to tourists. He drew millions of tourists from home
and abroad to Beijing
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