great wall of china
We have selected China Travel Guide as the world's very best website on the Great Wall of China.
The China Travel Guide website is published by the Xian Marco Polo International Travel Service, which is part of Xian Tourism Bureau, based in Xian, China. The China Travel Guide website contains a substantial section on the Great Wall of China.
The section on the Great Wall of China is organized into the following main parts: History of the Great Wall of China, Construction of the Great Wall of China, Famous Scene, Protection, Culture, Travel, and Pictures. There is also a section on Great Wall Essentials, with travel advice on Clothing, Foot Protection, Sunburn Protection, Water Supply, and Safety.
The Construction of the Great Wall of China section includes sub-sections on: Construction Materials, Labor Force, Varied Terrain and Peculiar Structure, and Design for the Fortifications. The Famous Scene section contains more than 50 photos of the Great Wall of China, with a map showing the locations of the photos.
The Culture section contains an article on the legends connected with the Great Wall of China. These include: Meng Jiangnu's Bitter Weeping, A Legend about Beacon Tower, Legends of the Jiayuguan Pass, Legend abouth Jade Gate Pass, Legend of Wife Tower, Legend about Shanhaiguan Pass, and Calligraphy on the Tablet at Shanhaiguan Pass.