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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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Repaired Great Wall section reopens to tourists

 

A section of the Great Wall in north China's Hebei Province, which was flattened by torrential rain in summer, has reopened to tourists after repair.

The Qiaoxi District Government in Zhangjiakou City said on Thursday that repair work on the Dajingmen section of the Great Wall has led to rebuilding a 36-meter collapsed part and reinforcing a 73-meter stretch that had become dangerous.

The collapse occurred in August, when strong currents of water from the mountains crushed the ancient fortress following days of continuous rain.

In addition to the collapse, cracks were also spotted on other parts of the wall near the collapsed section.

Government officials said workers have reinforced foundations and added tunnels to help divert rainwater to drains.

The Dajingmen section of the Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and has endured years of erosion.

Severe summer rainstorms threatened a number of cultural relics in north China, according to a statement issued by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage in August.

Damage was reported to a storage site of the National Museum in Beijing and an exhibition hall of a provincial museum in western China's Gansu.

The administration urged local authorities to carry out thorough inspections on cultural heritage units, museums and affiliated storage sites to guarantee the safety of personnel and relics.

(Xinhua, November 22, 2012)

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