Sunday, April 11, 2010

" Badaling Wall "


The upmost part of this structure is called Badaling wall, better known as The great wall of China.
It's read "長城" Chángchéng which literally means "long city/fortress".

Far off the outskirts on the south area, almost near Mongolia, you'd find this imposing structure built by mankind for generations, ordered by (秦始皇) Emperor Qin Shi Huang during the Ming dynasty.
This structure was made out of hard labour and because of this, thousands of workers died in this place, there wasn't even a proper burial for them.
It's believed that in these walls were remains of those people.

The walls are divided into three parts, the first one which is the main entrance is the most visited and crowded, the second one is a rather steep area, usually recommended for those who seek adventure, like walking or hiking and then the third one which requires you to ride on a cable car, also the one i'm showing you right now, this view is the highest area of the wall, almost the aerial view of it.

The third one is not for the faint heart esp. those who're afraid of heights.
When i went there, i remember seeing hordes of people climbing, young and old,
the grounds were pretty steep, the railings not so much of a help as everyone is holding to it, for a moment, i feel like i was catching my breath bec. of its imposing height, so it's best to just enjoy the view as it is.

This is my share for scenic sunday. . ^0^


  1. Great shot. Thanks for sharing this extraordinary site.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  2. Now that's an impressive shot! It took my breath away when I first saw it! The people look like trails of ants busily going about their business. Interesting post of one of the world's wonders.

  3. I have been there, but my shots are not as spectacular as yours! Bravo!

  4. this is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. you can check off china from your list. i still have it on :D

  5. I've traveled all over the world in my 65 years but didn't make it to the Great Wall...I think it will have to be the first place I visit in my next life - that and Macchu Piccu.

  6. This is a stunning picture! Bravo, well done!

  7. wonderful areal view...great information too..


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