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beijing: day 13 August 3, 2008

Filed under: family,holidays,photography — daughterofdestiny @ 21:40
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16th july 2008 – finally, the great wall of china!

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located in huairou county about 45 miles/1-hour drive from beijing, mutianyu great wall enjoys a long history and is part of the glorious culture of china.

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the wall was first built in northern qi dynasty (550 – 557). in ming dynasty (1368 – 1644), tan lun and qi jiguang, two famous patriotic generals, rebuilt it in order to strengthen its defensive potential when they guarded the strategic pass.

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view from inside of the the towers.
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mutianyu great wall winds 1.4 miles through lofty mountains and high ridges, many sections of which are made of granite.

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there are 22 watch towers distributed at close intervals along the wall.

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self-portrait *grins*

 

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hee haw

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ZzzzZzzzzzzZZzZzz…

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amazing!

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my nephew, ezra. he taps his head and goes, “hat hat”.