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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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Great Wall Museum celebrates International Museum Day

 

The Great Wall Museum embraced the 34th International Museum Day on Tuesday with a series of activities presided over by a group of invited guests including veterans and authorities from the Beijing Heritage Board.

In her opening address, museum curator Huang Lijing released details of ongoing and future developments at the museum. She also highlighted the museum's focus on instilling a sense of national pride in contemporary Chinese youth. The museum has been lauded for its educational prowess, having welcomed half a million students (10% of the total visitor count) since its official opening in 1994.

Great Wall Museum celebrates International Museum Day

After the opening ceremony, guests were invited to view "Traversing Times - a Historical Dialogue", a spectacular display of stamps featuring the Great Wall. The museum also handed out informative brochures and hosted some cultural performances based on the theme of the Great Wall.

In fact, the extensive program of events began on May 17th with a field visit to the Badaling Pass of the Great Wall and a conference centered on efforts to develop the Badaling Scenic Area and the museum. The conference saw intense discussions between officials and experts, giving rise to a number of suggestions for future development.

In particular, Mr. Luo Zhewen, chairman of the Chinese Heritage Society, emphasized the role of the museum in research and education. "After a complete revamp following the Beijing Olympics, the museum's current display undoubtedly harnesses the essence of the Badaling Scenic Area. The development and research work going on there is fundamental to a complete presentation of the Great Wall, which in turn allows greater education resources for both locals and foreigners to enjoy," remarked Luo.

Situated on the western side of the Badaling Pass, the Great Wall Museum offers a comprehensive display of historical and cultural materials related to the Badaling Scenic Area. It sports a wide array of photographs, artifacts, documents and audiovisual resources, including the Great Wall Circle Vision Theatre with its novel 360-degree screen. The exhibition area of 3,000 sq. metres includes seven exhibition halls, with the main exhibition hall housing a recreation of a typical Great Wall watch-tower. As it continues to engage in research and utilize fresh technology, the museum really brings the history of the area alive. Admission to the museum is free.

(China.org.cn May 19, 2010)

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