FAQ About The Great Wall of China
What is the longest wall in the world?
The Great Wall of China that measures a length of 21,196.18 km is the longest wall in the world. It cuts across 9 provinces and municipalities in Beijing.
When did the Great Wall of China become a world heritage?
The Great Wall was placed on the world heritage by UNESCO in 1987.
Is the wall a continuous nonstop line across Beijing?
The Wall is not actually a continuous line, there are side walls, circular walls, parallel walls, and sections with no wall at all so one would wonder why then it is considered the longest in the world.
What is the height of the Great Wall of China?
The average height of the Great Wall at Badaling and Juyong Pass is 7.88 meters, and the highest place is 14 meters high.
How old is the Great Wall of China?
It is an architectural wonder that is over 2,300 years old.
Why the Great Wall of China was built?
What is special about the Great Wall of China?
The Great Wall of China became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1987. The wall is the longest man made structure in the world, with a total length of about 13170.7 mi or 21196.18 km. Made over the course of hundreds of years, the wall was built by over 6 different Chinese dynasties, and is over 2,300 years old.