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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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Inner Mongolia to launch Great Wall protection project

 

China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will set hand to preserve and protect its local section of the Great Wall, the first such kind of move in the local history, said the regional government on Sunday.

Preservation and protection will go to a 2-km-long section that locates in the Beibao Village, Qingshuihe County, which was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368 A.D. to 1644), government official told Xinhua.

Like any other architectural site in the world, the Great Wall is at risk of damage caused by natural and human activities. In some sections, its bricks and dirt have even been used as construction materials.

According to the official, preservers has finished field survey earlier, and the project is expected to be finished in two or three years.

The Great Wall, which was listed as the United Nations World Heritage Site in 1987, was first built in the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.) to defend China against invasion by northern nomadic tribes.

The northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region owns 15,000-km-long Great Wall built in different dynasties, accounting for one third of the country's total. The section built in Ming Dynasty stretches about 1,100 km.

(Xinhua News Agency September 8, 2008)

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