Monday, 29 September 2008

The Great Wall

Last Friday on the 26th September, I took a trip to the Great Wall of China. Around 2 hours drive away from Beijing, the drive itself was scenic.

Needless to say, the anticipation of seeing this 2000 year old Wall was sky high. And the Wall is really truly, great. What a structure. Of course, most of it is re-built and maintained by the current Government, but the foundation and the track is as old as 2000 years.

The climb was steep and the higher you go, you can feel the air thins. I was trying to imagine the Chinese soldier hundreds of years ago, guarding and keeping watch on the Wall, though the bitter cold. Despite wearing a jacket, i was already shivering, they must have been really strong back then.

I hope to visit Beijing again, and must visit THE Wall again, too.

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