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Old August 31st, 2009, 06:59 AM   #21
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The wall spans thousands of miles across northern China. Not all sections are in pristine condition, as expected, and not all sections sit on habitable land / flat terrain. I don't think the Olympic Games would be able to force restoration of all parts of the wall, and we will not likely see them all restored anyway. As a comparison, the Forbidden City restoration, for the example, would span >10 years already.
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 06:02 PM   #22
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Old October 16th, 2009, 10:09 PM   #23
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:34 PM   #24
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The Great Wall concept was revived again during the Ming Dynasty following the Ming army's defeat by the Oirats in the Battle of Tumu in 1449. The Ming had failed to gain a clear upper-hand over the Manchurian and Mongolian tribes after successive battles, and the long-drawn conflict was taking a toll on the empire.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 08:45 AM   #25
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wow! pretty amazing photos its great how colorful the first sets are! thanks for sharing pretty amazing i cant wait to see it in person
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Old November 7th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #27
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The function of the Great Wall is nice. Some mental people kept outside the wall,,,the Chinese sceneries are beautiful, I mean...the bowing culture must have been developed to serve the imperial China. I do not understand why the people depreciate China and worship Germany these days. Must have some problem in their eyes, or not properly educated.
Really weird statement? Worship germany?
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Old December 8th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #28
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180 Hidden Miles of Great Wall Found

BEIJING -- The Great Wall of China turns out to be even greater than had been thought.
A two-year government mapping study has uncovered new sections of the wall that total about 180 miles.
Its a amazing news, Chinese people are great and very hard working. Thanks for this news
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Is there a map showing which parts of the wall are in which condition? That would be very interesting.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #32
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Thanks for sharing those wonderful photographs and of course the information about the discovery of the 180 miles section of the great wall. After all these years, Great Wall of China remains as one of the most spectacular and beautiful man-made structures in the world.
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New deal for commercial flights over the Great Wall
09:28, July 05, 2011

Want to witness the beauty of the Great Wall but don't fancy the sharp inclines and bustling tour groups?

Sightseers can rise above the crowds and get a bird's eye view of the Badaling section by taking a spin with Capital Helicopter on a single-engine, six-seat AS350B3 Squirrel helicopter. Tours start at Badaling Airport and last about 15 minutes.

"It'd be wonderful to take pictures of the Great Wall from above," said Xi Lei, a 31-year-old Beijing photography fan, after hearing about the tour.

However, the cost could be a hurdle for many. On Nuomi.com, a group-purchase website, trips were listed at 1,500 yuan ($232) per person, a 50-percent introductory discount.

For those who can afford it, the tours promise to be five-star flights of fancy, covering the Great Wall and several other scenic spots. 17 people have so far bought tickets through the website since the service was launched last Tuesday and others have contacted the company directly.

"We're taking the opportunity as low-altitude airspace (below 1,000 meters) is gradually opened to move ahead in the private flights market," said Lou Xiaoqiao, marketing manager of the airline, which is a subsidiary of HNA Group.

As well as running aerial tours, the company's helicopters are also licensed to perform other activities, such as medical assistance, rescue operations, aerial photography and crop dusting, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Air traffic authorities opened part of the country's strictly controlled low-altitude airspace to private aircraft last October, with more pilot cities to be announced this year.

Li Jiaxiang, head of the CAAC, said in March that the government aims to "thoroughly" open low-altitude airspace across the country by 2015.

Despite the potential market demand created by China's growing number of millionaires, professor Li Xiaojin at the Civil Aviation University of China warned investors there are still many risks.

Most private jets, he explained, are imported with heavy tariffs, which coupled with high fuel prices make private flights an expensive business.

"The market needs to grow larger to support the high cost," he added. As of 2009, China had just 997 privately owned aircraft, compared to 200,000 in the United States.

Xinhua News Agency contributed to this story

Source:China Daily
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Old July 30th, 2011, 08:53 AM   #38
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I was there about 10 years ago and it has not changed. I guess it has not changed for centuries.
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