The Great Wall is an amazing work created by the Chinese people, but its construction is impregnated with the blood and tears of the working people. Meng Jiangnu's Bitter Weeping is a most enduring but tragic legend that reflects the hardships of the earlier constructors.
About 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) from downtown Beijing, visitors can easily view the Juyongguan Great Wall in the northwest of Changping District. Meandering along the precipitous mountains, the Juyongguan Great Wall was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and is a crucial pass of the Great Wall.
The Jinshanling Great Wall, 130 kilometers (81 miles) northwest Beijing, happens to be the boundary of Beijing and Hebei Province. It was given the name for its perching on the Jinshan Mountain, a branch of Mt Yanshan. The wall, 10.5 kilometers (6.5 miles) long, presents the original appearance with little renovation. This section is especially favored by the overseas tourists.
The Badaling Great Wall, constructed in 1502 (during the Ming Dynasty), once served as a crucial military fortification, and is now the most impressive and representative section of the striking Great Wall. It is located in Yanqing County, about 70 kilometers (43.4 miles) from the downtown area of Beijing.
A Chinese saying goes that He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. If we laid the bricks and rocks used in the Great Wall of Ming to form a wall one meter (1.1 yard) wide and five meters (16.4 feet) high, it could circle the earth at the equator with great ease. It is such a spectacular and formidable architectural feat that anyone who comes to China should not miss it under any circumstances.
China is rich in tourist attractions. The nature has endowed it with spectacular views. The 5,000 years long history has left it with many places of interest.
Inner Mongolian Museum: Historical relics from the ancient northern minorities of the Huns, the Xianbei (鲜卑), the Qidan （契丹） and the Mongolians are on display. Considerable cultural relics and folk arts are showed in the museum.
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