|The entire Great Wall made up of branches
overlapping, trenches and barriers stretches over
13,000 miles. (Not continuously, but still massive!)
That’s like travelling from the coast of Oregon
to the coast of Massachusetts…
about 4 times.
|We arrived via a ski lift. The easy way to
climb this particular point – the Mutianyu
section. There are SO many sections that
are climbed, each one looks different.
|Different construction was used
over different periods of time,
including brick, stone, tamped
earth and wood. Generally
along an East – West pattern.
|All sections were not flat! Some
sections were intentionally made
steep or bumpy so that enemies
would have difficulty storming
the wall. In ancient times,
as many as 1 million troops
were engaged in defense along
the Great Wall.