Great Wall of China at Mutianyu October 17th 2013 The "original" Great Wall was begun more that 2000 years ago, appearing in chunks interspersed with natural defenses. In various stages of disrepair, the current wall is most restored - and visited - in the areas around Beijing. The 3-km long wall at Mutianyu is famed for its Ming-era guard towers and excellent views, accessible but not overrun with crowds.
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Asia » China » Beijing » Great Wall of China For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I'm a progressive vegetarian feminist currently residing in San Francisco and I live to travel. So far I've been around the United States and Canada; traveled briefly in Mexico and the Caribbean; done the tour of Western Europe; visited parts of South, East and Southeast Asia; and seen a bit of the Middle East and North Africa. The short list of places I'd like to go next is long. I hope those reading this blog will find themselves inspired towards their own explorations of this fascinating world.
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