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Great Wall at Mutianyu

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. What can I say that's original a ... read more
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Chinese Flag 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
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