Sunday, October 11, 2015

Most Interesting Facts of GREAT WALL OF CHINA

  • Contrary to common belief, the Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space with the naked eye. It can be seen with aid.

  • The Great Wall of China has been called the longest cemetery on Earth. Over a million people died building the Wall and archaeologists have found human remains buried under parts of the wall.
  • Although the official number of the length of the Great Wall is 8851.8 kilometers (5500 miles), the length of all the Great Wall built over thousands of years is estimated at 21,196.18 kilometers (13,170 miles). The circumference of the Equator is 40,075 kilometers (24,901 miles).
  • The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the world
  • According to legend, a helpful dragon traced out the course of the Great Wall for the workforce. The builders subsequently followed the tracks of the dragon
  • The Chinese invented the wheelbarrow and used it extensively in building the Great Wall
  •   The Great Wall attracts around 50 million foreign visitors annually.
  • The construction of the Wall took over 2 thousand years. The very first parts of the Wall were built as early as in the 8th century BC.
  • In 1987, the UNESCO placed the Wall on its list of the world’s great national and historical sites.
  • Over the centuries, thousands of battles have been fought at the Wall. The last one took place in 1938 during the second Sino – Japanese war.