The Great Wall of China Facts – 47 Interesting facts of China Wall

Interesting facts about the Great Wall of China

New sections of the Great Wall are being discovered as recently as 2012.

The Great Wall of China is the longest structure ever built by humans.

Large number of people lost their lives while constructing the wall.

President Nixon’s visit to China has increased tourism to the Great Wall in 1972.

The Great Wall of China is often compared to dragon. Dragon is a protective divinity and is synonymous with energy and springtime, in China.

70% of the Great Wall of China was built with rammed earth, adobe and stone before the Ming dynasty. Bricks were used after the Ming Dynasty.

Chinese invented wheelbarrow and used it in the construction of Great Wall.

The western section of the Great Wall of China had long chain of watchtowers that were used for defense for those travelling the Silk Road.

There are several temples built along the Great Wall of China for worshiping of war god, Gunadi.

Badaling is the first section of the Great Wall of China that was open to tourists in 1957.