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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
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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
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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
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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
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Beijing launches largest Great Wall renovations

 

Beijing began its largest renovation project on a section of the Great Wall to date in the city's northern Huairou District on Wednesday.

With a budget of 41.8 million yuan (6.5 million U.S. dollars), the unprecedented renovation work will stretch along 3,553 meters and encompass 25 watchtowers of the Great Wall in Hefangkou Village, Huaibei Township.

The project aims to prevent collapse around some loose parts of the Great Wall, as well as to remove potentially dangerous problems with and strengthen the main body of the structure, according to the municipal cultural relics bureau.

The renovation project is expected to be completed by 2012. It has been listed in Beijing's mid- and long-term plan for cultural relics renovation in 2011.

Historical records indicate that the Hefangkou section of the Great Wall was a place of great military importance since it was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

The meticulously-built section has been damaged due to a lack of maintenance over the years.

(Xinhua, August 18, 2011)

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