Shanhaiguan Great Wall Pictures

Bricks were carried by the livestock for building the Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Shanhaiguan has been regarded as a strategic location since ancient times. In the Ming Dynasty, General Xu Da and Qi Jiguang carried out construction of elaborate defenses and gates of Great Wall at Shanhaiguan. Along this 26 kilometers  (16 miles) long wall, there are 7 castles, 10 passes, 23 empty defensive towers and 14 beacon towers, consisting of a scientific and strict frontier pass system for military purpose. Attraction Intro: Shanhaiguan Great Wall
  • Bricks were carried by the livestock for building the Shanhaiguan Great Wall
  • Cypresses stakes under the foundation of Shanhaiguan
  • Site of Bianqiangzi Beacon Tower of Shanhaiguan
  • Shanhaiguan Great Wall has examples of several wall types, such as stone-based, earth-built and brick-surfaced wall (Brick-surfaced cob wall)
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Asked by Ms.Vanna | Nov. 22, 2010 22:14Reply
Did Qin start the project of Great Wall construction?
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Answered by Mr.Bruce | Nov. 23, 2010 01:58
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No, it was started earlier than that. But the Emperor of Qin ordered to connect the walls of previous dynasties; at the same time added some more sections.;
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