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Why Great Wall always Ranks First in Beijing

No matter when tourists come to Beijing, Great Wall is the must-visit place to enjoy and appreciate. For the unique history, culture and appearance, it is the most influential scenic spot. Why it attracts so loads of attention? Why it always rank the first among Beijing scenic spots?

Beijing Great Wall

Reason 1: Incomparable History
When relating to the history of Great Wall, it can be the most proud point. Excitement bounds regarding the vicissitude of Wall of the Qin, Han and Ming Dynasties. Originally built in the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods as a defensive fortification by the three states, Yan, Zhao and Qin, Great Wall went through constant extensions and repairs in later dynasties. Beginning as independent walls for different states, Great Wall was built when it did not become the Great wall until the Qin Dynasty. Just during Qin Dynasty, Emperor Qin Shihuang succeeded in his effort to have the walls joined together to fend off the invasions from the Huns in the north. After that, the Wall has served as a monument of the Chinese nation throughout history.

Reason 2: Unexpected Construction
The big feature of Great Wall is relying on the unexpected construction. That is to say the mystery of the construction of the wall is amazing. The construction, which drew heavily on the local resource for construction materials, was carried out in-line with the local conditions under the management of contract and responsibility system. This great wall is built by a great army of manpower, soldiers, prisoners and local people. From the great construction, you can see the wisdom and tenacity of Chinese people.

Reason 3: Chinese Traditional Rooted Culture
In the culture aspect, Great Wall plays a very important role as a considerable part of Chinese culture. It has long been incorporated into Chinese mythology and symbolism. The most well-known legend is about the collapse of a section of the Wall caused by Mengjiangnv, who cried bitterly over the death of her husband after he died while building the wall. In the modern days, this legendary story is still spreading in the tourists, impressive, interesting and meaningful! In addition, there are many explanation TV programs about Great Wall to convey the ideas and themes. Among them, many stories and legends are still impressing people to record Chinese history.

Chinese Great Wall was born to be a success and a legend. We should inherit this kind of spirit to protect them!