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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

Great Wall, Hutong listed in the must-see places in the world


On March 8, Reuters listed 25 places in the world to see before they change forever, where the "Real" Great Wall of China and Beijing's Hutong Communities are on the list. The list was assembled according to many travelers and experts in Britain who extensively travel around the world.

simatai Great Wall, Beijing

The "Real" Great Wall of China refers to the wild wall such as Simatai, which remains the original appearance from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the time when it was built. Today it is suffering from erosion both by nature and humankind. Visitors are encouraged to go there before it collapses. However, the most visited site, Badaling Great Wall, according to Reuters, "is an unabashed tourist trap", because the completely renovated Badaling has already lost the primitive features.

simatai Great Wall, Beijing

(Global Times, March 14, 2011)

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