Photos of Great Wall in Gansu

Gansu Province was once a natural defense which prevented the constant invasion of the northern tribes. Fortification constructions began in the region from the Warring States Period (476 BC - 221 BC) and were continued through the Qin, Han and Ming dynasties. In the western part of Gansu, the terrain features deserts and moats formed the main fortification with beacon towers built along it at intervals. Most remnants of the Han Wall found in Dunhuang, Yumenguan and Yangguan are fine examples. Detailed information about Gansu Travel Guide
The Dunhuang Great Wall is a unique part of Han Dynasty, which were made from concrete slab and reed. During the construction of this section, a large quantity of reed and plant produced in local area were used.
Hecang Fortress also called Square City, lies in the gobi 60 kilometers (37 miles) northwest of Dunhuang City, 20 kilometers (12 miles) east from Yumenguan Pass. It was built by the side of the Shule River.
As the main access to West Region and an important conjunction on the south route of the Silk Road, Yangguan Pass was a military stronghold in ancient times.
Yumenguan Pass was also called the "Small Square City". The present city was constructed with rammed earth with two gates respectively in its west and north directions.
Jiayuguan Pass is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China and was built during the Ming Dynasty.
The Great Wall of the Han (206 BC - 220) and Ming (1368 - 1644) Dynasties here is well preserved with existing parapets, flag piers and beacon fires. It winds along the hill-gully areas, just as a huge dragon.
In Shandan County, Zhangye, Gansu Province, numerous Great Wall relics of the Han and Ming dynasties can be seen. Under the sun of the winter, the Great Wall looks quite spectacular.
The Great Wall in Shandan County, Zhangye City, was built in the Han and Ming Dynasties. Its uniqueness is that the Wall of the Han Dynasty is parallel to one of the Ming Dynasty.
Xiakou Ancient Fortress was an important stage along the famous Silk Road in ancient times. As a subsidiary building of the Great Wall, it functioned as a military base with garrisons.
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Asked by Mr.Edward | Nov. 11, 2010 03:51Reply
What happened to workers of Great Wall construction who complained?
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Answered by Mr.Qi | Nov. 11, 2010 21:25

There is no such detailed record, but I guess if someone complained or refused to work, he must have been severely punished.
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