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'The Piano Guys' scales the Great Wall for video shoot

Internet sensation, the Piano Guys are in China. The Utah-based group took some precious time off their Asian tour in Singapore and Malaysia to fulfil their China dream - shooting a music video on the Great Wall of China...

September 16, 2013

Great Wall Forest Festival kicks off

The 2013 Yanqing Great Wall Forest Festival, the fourth edition of its kind, was held from August 24 to August 25 in the Tanglewood Music Valley at the foot of the Great Wall Badaling Section in Beijing's Yanqing County...

August 29, 2013

Jet Team above the Great Wall

Aircraft of Breitling Jet Team, a famous European aerobatic team, perform above the Great Wall of the Jiayuguan Pass in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 13, 2013...

August 16, 2013

Unique section of the Great Wall draws in visitors

As people all know what the Great Wall looks like but did you know that some of it is built over water? The Jiumenkou section of the wall in Liaoning Province in North East China is famous for just that...

  August 09, 2013

3D digital Great Wall to go online


BEIJING -- China will create a three-dimensional digital version of the surviving sections of the Great Wall, which the public will be able to view online, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping told Xinhua Thursday.

The digital version will be constructed from data obtained through a near-finished photographic mapping of the sections in nine provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in northern China, the bureau said.

The Great Wall was originally built by China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang (259-210 BC), who also built the Terra Cotta Warriors in his grand tomb, but most of the surviving walls that are visited today were built in the Ming Dynasty, about 600 years ago.

The Ming Dynasty portions are scattered across the northern part of the country, including the famous Badaling and Mutianyu sections in suburban Beijing.

The bureau said it would soon announce the total, accurate length of the surviving sections.

(Xinhua News January 15, 2009)

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