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Old July 8th, 2015, 08:41 PM   #261
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Old July 14th, 2015, 01:14 AM   #263
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Old April 20th, 2016, 11:44 PM   #264
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Old April 20th, 2016, 11:46 PM   #266
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 02:49 PM   #267
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World's worst restoration? China's Great Wall covered in cement
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September 22, 2016

It's the repair job that's so ugly you can probably see it from space.

A 700-year-old "wild" stretch of China's Great Wall has been covered in a smooth, white trail of cement under orders from Suizhong county's Cultural Relics Bureau, Sina reported on Wednesday.

The repairs were carried out in 2014, but they only came to public attention recently.

It was an effort to restore parts of the wall which have fallen into disrepair and are not open to the public, but the restoration has been met with condemnation by social media users and advocates.

The repair work took place near the border of Liaoning and Hebei province and photos of the results were widely shared by Beijing News on Weibo this week.

Chinese internet users have slammed the repair job, with the Weibo hashtag "The most beautiful, wild Great Wall flattened" trending online.
"Glad Venus de Milo is not in China, or someone would get her a new arm," one user said.

Great Wall of China Society deputy director Dong Yaohui said the restoration work had been done "very badly". "It damaged the original look of the Great Wall and took away the history from the people."
CNN has reached out to the local Heritage Conservation Bureau for comment.
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Old September 28th, 2016, 06:08 PM   #268
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Old January 4th, 2017, 03:29 PM   #270
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As Interest Grows in Great Walls, an Ancient Chinese Fortress Beckons
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JIAYUGUAN, China — The fortress stands watch in a parched land with snow-encrusted mountains beyond, a lone rook on the empty chessboard of western China’s Gobi Desert.

All around spread the sands of solitude, which through the centuries have served as a passage for armies, merchants, monks, envoys and explorers. Those entering or leaving the fort passed by the sign hanging from a tower: “The first and greatest pass under heaven.”

For more than 600 years, Jiayuguan, translated as Jiayu Fort or Jiayu Pass, has been the anchor of the westernmost point of the Ming-era Great Wall, a series of monumental ramparts that stretches a winding, mountainous 5,500 miles from here to the Yalu River, on the North Korean border.

Under the Ming, who ruled China for nearly three centuries, as many as 1,000 soldiers used Jiayuguan as a garrison. Beyond it were the “western regions,” the lands of largely nomadic people considered barbarians by the ethnic Han.

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Excellent pictures. I wonder it is the only thing on the earth that can be seen from the moon. I don't have any experience to share here, but I wish to be there during my next holidays.
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