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article imageDamaged section of the Great Wall of China to be renovated Special

By Igor I. Solar     Aug 19, 2011 in World
Beijing - Beijing authorities announced the start of restoration work on a section of the Great Wall in Huairou District, north of the Chinese capital, which is considered a highly decaying and dangerous section of the historic fortification.
According to Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, the city of Beijing will spend US$ 6.5 million in restoration work to repair and renovate a 3.5-Km stretch of the wall, including 25 watchtowers of the huge ancient defensive structure. Some parts of the section to be repaired, located near the Chinese capital, were under the threat of collapse.
This part of the Great Wall in the Huairou district had been a popular place for hikers and lovers of adventure activities since, because of its condition, this particular section of the Great Wall has been less exposed to the tourist crowds and it is considered a more "authentic", although more dangerous, section of the legendary monument.
Some sections of the Great Wall of China are damaged and deemed dangerous for visitors. The Chinese ...
Some sections of the Great Wall of China are damaged and deemed dangerous for visitors. The Chinese government will spend US$ 6,5 million to repair a 3,5 Km section of the wall.
The Great Wall of China extends for about 8000 kilometres  but some of the best known sections are n...
The Great Wall of China extends for about 8000 kilometres, but some of the best known sections are near Beijing and many are considered dilapidated and badly in need of repair.
This stretch of the wall was of great strategic importance during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The renovation work starting now is expected to be completed by the end of next year, reports China Daily.
The construction of the Great Wall started about two thousand years ago. The larger sections of the wall were built during the ruling of the Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang by joining much older sections of defensive walls that had already been constructed to protect the Chinese territory from the incursions of nomadic peoples from northern Asia.
File photo: The Great Wall of China
File photo: The Great Wall of China
The total length of the structure is over 6,000 kilometers, but including accessory sections and several branches, it stretches for a total length of about 8,500 kilometres. The Great Wall of China was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The most visited and best preserved section of the wall is the Badaling area, a 10 kilometer tract located about 70 Km north of Beijing.
Well preserved stone work in one of the watchtowers of the Great Wall of China.
Well preserved stone work in one of the watchtowers of the Great Wall of China.
Chinese visitors wearing typical attire explore the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China.
Chinese visitors wearing typical attire explore the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China.
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