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Have you ever visited great wall of China? You will be amazed by looking its glamour. A great creation within nature. You will feel good.

The Great Wall of China (21,000 km) in the north of China is the most famous.  It is a creation of humanity. It is one of the seven great wonders of the world, including the Taj Mahal and the largest Roman theater, the Colosseum. The Great Wall of China was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.When tourists from all over the world arrive in Beijing, they fill up with buses and head to various important places along the Great Wall of China. Some of the tourists also visit this part of the Great Wall which is called ‘Jian Kao’.The ‘Jian Kao’ section of the Great Wall of China stretches 20 km long like a conglomerate over the green hills. From the valley below, it looks like a decorative letter on every top of the mountain.

It is located 100 kilometers north of Beijing. But it is very different from its well-known neighborhoods, Budaling and Mutiani, There is no souvenir shop in the area, no popular Starbucks coffee shop, no cable car. No one will be seen selling tickets for this place, nor will there be any tour guide to this part of the wall.You have to climb the mountain for 45 minutes to reach this part of the Great Wall of China. And until recently, work was underway to improve the condition of the wall.

Present condition

This part of the wall, built in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, has not received much attention for centuries. The seven-kilometer-long wall attached to this section was dilapidated. Over a long period of time, many of its minarets were reduced to rubble , while parts of the wall collapsed in such a way that only one person could walk on the remaining wall.The trees and bushes grew in such a way that this wall became a forest instead of a wall. Although the view was beautiful, this ancient wall had become very dangerous.”Every year, one or two tourists fall and die while walking on this part of the wall,” says Ma Yao, project manager for the Tennessee Charity Foundation, which has restored this part of the wall. Some people would fall and die while hiking. And some were killed by lightning. “Technology has helped us to restore the wall to its traditional state as much as possible,” he said.Restoration work began in 2015 to prevent further accidents and further deterioration of the Jiankao section wall. This difficult task, which stretched over this part of the 750 km long wall, was completed in 2019. As the project was nearing completion, I had the opportunity to sit down with Ma on a bright spring day to discuss the work on the wall. As far as we could see, we were surrounded by walled walls. Ma told me, ‘You can see these mountains here. Heavy machinery cannot be brought here. We had to work with humans here. But we must use technology to make it better than human.

Use of technology

The technology used on the project in 2019 included three-dimensional mapping of the region and a computer algorithm that told engineers to use a tree to repair a crack. It has to be removed or just fill in the gaps or leave the part safely without doing anything that would indicate that wild plants once grew on these walls.”Technology has helped us to restore the wall to its original state as much as possible,” Ma said.From the northern region of China to the Gobi Desert to the Yellow Sea, the Great Wall of China is a huge structure. Its history is just as great. It took two thousand years to build, from the third century BC to the seventeenth century AD, it was built by sixteen different royal families.The longest and most famous part of the wall was built during the Ming Dynasty, which built (or rebuilt) the wall between 1368 and 1644, including Jian Kao. The part is also included.

The State Administration of Cultural Heritage and the State Bureau of Survey and Mapping, a government archaeological agency, said the Ming Dynasty wall was 8851 km long, including 6259 km long wall and 359 long trenches, 2232 km long natural barriers and 25,000 protective towers. It was built during the time of the royal family.The construction included not only a single wall from one location to another, but also stairs, double walls, parallel walls, and wall mounts.Today, one-third of the wall built by the Ming Dynasty has been demolished. Only 8% of it is properly preserved so far. There are many types of hazards, such as natural erosion by winds and rains, destruction of these walls due to human construction in nearby areas, and sale of bricks here, and obviously landslides. To slip This is especially true for Jian Kao, where even today the area with the lowest number of tourists comes in places.

 There are 20 million people living at the foot of these mountains,” said William,Lance, a historian and environmentalist who points to Beijing. So the advice not to leave anything but footprints at the foot of it can actually damage the wall. Lance has spent her entire life researching and writing to secure this wall.Lance, from England, saw the wall on a map in his student days in 1967, and decided to do some research on it. In 1987, three years after running on the ancient Roman-era wall Hadrain in Britain, his childhood curiosity was rekindled and he hiked to the foothills of the Great Wall of China.He was the first foreigner to walk the Ming Dynasty from beginning to end. He made the same trip again in 2016 on a jeep. He told me, ‘It wasn’t so beautiful anymore. I was stopped nine times by the police, you can ask him to be taken into custody, then I was repeatedly accused of crossing the border and deported.’Then I went to Hong Kong (then I came back). For me, it was a physical campaign, a political campaign and besides, I offered marriage to the same girl three times, so it was also a romantic campaign.I asked, “Then what is it made of?”

He laughed and said, ‘Very well. We just celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary a few days ago.He also fell in love with the wall of Jiankao, which was a very different (wall of China) green wall from the (Hadrian Wall) black wall, with trees growing out of the bricks of its walls.He moved with his family to the foothills of Jiankao in 1997 and coined the term “wild wall” to describe the difference between a place like Jian Kao and a wall built in the Badaling area. With an area of ​​thousands of kilometers, it can be said to be the largest open air museum.

Great wall is a creation of mankind. Its proper preservation is well appreciated. During my visit to great wall, it was snowing and was winter. A great place to visit.

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