The Great Wall
and Ming Tombs
- There is a holiday
atmosphere on the Great Wall.
- Beth made new friends
while climbing and they sat down to look at pictures.
- In places the architects
seemed to have chosen the steepest path.
This is the one I use as my wallpaper.
- Supplies must have been hard to deliver to the garrisons.
- In the Northeast, the Great Wall at Simatai looks over valleys.
- The watch towers provided some relief from the weather. Simatai.
- The outer passageways have begun to crumble. Simatai.
- There are sixteen watch towers along the Simatai section.
- The climb should be eased by the steps and pavement, but often the steps are over a foot and a half high. Simatai.
- That's why donkeys are still used to bring up building materials and supplies. The use paths that run next to the wall. Simatai.
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