The Great Wall runs across North China like a huge dragon, It winds its way from west to east, across deserts, over mountains, through valleys till at last it reaches the sea. It’s the longest wall on the earth, also one of the wonders in the world.
The Great Wall has a history of more than 2000 years. The first part was built during the Spring and Autumn Period. All the walls were joined up in Qin Dynasty.All tile work was done by hand. Thousands of people died while building the wall.Thus the Great Wall came into existence.
Since then, it has been rebuilt and repaired many times. Now the Great Wall,the admiration of the world, has taken on a new look. It’s visited by large numbers of people from all parts of the country and the world.
As the saying gose:"He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man.".Today,I came to one of the seven wonders of the world---"the Great Wall".It is a tourist attraction which is famous both at home and abroad.Since time immemorial,many men of literature and writing left commendatory poems here.After the overhaul,it shows us a brand-new look at present which attracts moretourists from various of countries.
Today,my father brought me to the the Great Wall at Badaling.I know that the Great Wall at Badaling is interlocking stretching and undulating on the far-flung land of our great motherland.It looks like a megalosaurus cross the lofty peaks,go through grassland,stride over big deserts and run to the sea.I also know that more than twenty countries had built the GreatWall includingQin Dynasty, Han Dynasty and Ming dynasty.At present,there are still much ancient great wall and beacon towers existing in XinJiang,GanSu,Ningxia,Shanxi,BeiJing and so on.
The Great Wall of China is called the "Ten thousand Ii Great Wall" in Chinese. In fact, it' s more than 6 000 kilometres long. It winds its way from west to east, across deserts, over mountains, through valleys till at last it reaches the sea. It is one of the wonders of the world.
The Great Wall has a history of over twenty centuries. The first part of it was built during the Spring and Autumn Period. During the Warring States Period, more walls were put up to defend the borders of the different kingdoms. It was during the Qin Dynasty that the kingdom of Qin united the dif ferent parts into one empire. To keep the enemy out of his empire, Emperor Qin Shi Huang had all the walls joined up. Thus, the Great Wall came into being.
The Great Wall is wide enough at the top for five horses or ten men to walk side by side. Along the wall are watchtowers, where soldiers used to keep watch. Fires were lit on the the towers as a warning when the enemy came.
It was very difficult to build such a wall in the ancient days without any modern machines. All the work was done by hand. Thousands of men died and were buried under the wall they built. The Great Wall was made not only of stone and earth, but of the flesh and blood of millions of men.
Today the Great Wall has become a place of interest not only to the Chinese but to people from all over the world. Many of them have come to know the famous Chinese saying: "He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man.
The Great Wall of China is considered to be the only man-made project visible from the moon. Although it was once thought to have been built entirely during the Qin Dynasty between 221 and 208 BC, it is now believed to have been started earlier.
The 15-foot-high, 25-foot-wide, 1,500-mile-long structure was undoubtedly built to keep out invading enemies. To the common people of the empire, who had been forced to build the wall, it was not worth it, however. The wall, and other public works completed by the Qin Dynasty,had caused great losses of wealth and human life in the country. As a result,an angry population rose up in rebellion against the Qin Dynasty,and in 207 BC the Han Dynasty begin.
Because of its rich history and magnificent appearance,the Great Wall attracts tourists, scientists, and historians to this day and will continue to do so for generations.
After Emperor Qin Shi Huang united the separate states, he restored, linked up and extended the city walls built by the former states into huge military defensive works which started from the Liaodong Peninsula in the east and ended at Lintao in the west. This is the world-famous Great Wall. It is one of the important wonders of the world, consisting of hundreds of passes，fortresses, towers and walls. Beacon towers are built at certain intervals to give the alarm if enemies approach. The parts of the Great Wall situated at Badaling, Mutianyu and Simatai in Beijing were all constructed during the Ming Dynasty. Nowadays, the Great Wall attracts a great many tourists from home and abroad each year. It is an artistically extraordinary cultural relic and historic site as well as the crystalisation of Chinese people's great strength and wisdom.
秦始皇(Emperor Qin Shi Huang)统一各国后，修复、连接并扩展了先前各国修建的城墙，将其建成巨大的军事防御工程，东起辽东半岛(Liaodong Peninsula),西至临洮。这就是举世闻名的万里长城。长城是世界一大奇迹，由数百关隘(pass)、堡垒(fortress)、塔楼和城墙构成。每隔一定距离，就建一个烽火台，敌人接近时，发出警报。位于北京的八达岭长城、慕田峪长城和司马台长城都建于明朝时期。如今，长城每年都吸引着众多国内外游客前来参观。它不仅是艺术非凡的文物古迹，同时也是中华人民伟大力量与智慧的结晶。