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Published on 12 Dec 2014 | over 2 years ago

The Great Wall of China documentary : one of the world wonders - walking on the unbeaten path

In this documentary you can see what is left of the Great wall and some old chinese traditions .

The Great Wall, constructed between 221 B.C. and A.D. 1644, spans 5,500 miles. It originally was built as a defense against the Mongols and today provides unity to the country and continues to amaze visitors from all over the world. The Silk Road has a history as ancient as the Great Wall. This trade route began in 206 B.C. during the Han dynasty and played an important role in intercultural trade until the end of the Yuan dynasty in 1368.

The Great Wall of China was built as a line of defense to protect the country from invaders. The wall was begun in during the Qin dynasty between 221 and 207 B.C. Work continued during the Han dynasty but ceased in A.D. 220, and construction languished for a thousand years. With the threat of Genghis Khan, the project resumed in 1115. During the Ming dynasty (1368 to 1644), the wall was reinforced with stone and brick.

Despite the immense building and intimidating size of the wall, it wasn’t enough to keep invaders away. The Mongols were able to ride right through gaps in the wall, and later, the Manchus overtook the Ming dynasty by riding through the gates that traitor Gen. Wu Sangui opened.

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