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BEIJING, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Mutianyu Great Wall offers visitors relaxed hiking, beautiful scenery and even a good cup of espresso. Travelers can be whisked up the mountain by cable car for hiking and return using a winding metal toboggan track.
The secret of a successful sandcastle could aid the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique, according to research led by Durham University.
China's historic Great Wall is about 1,550 miles longer than previously thought, a government survey reveals. The wall had been thought to be around 3,975 miles long, but all its parts added together total 5,533 miles, the Mainichi Daily News reported Monday. The surveyors followed the wall's remnants through 10 provinces, special autonomous regions and municipalities from the easternmost Ming section of the wall in Liaoning province to its westernmost extension in Gansu province, the...
According to a new survey of Chinaâ€™s Great Wall, the nationâ€™s most famous monument of antiquity is significantly longer than experts had previously estimated.
A Wisconsin man believes that a scaled-down -- but still large -- replica of the Great Wall of China would be a big draw for tourists. Don Trent's proposed Great Wall would be a mile long, while the original wall in China stretches for some 4,000 miles.
It has become a space-based myth. The Great Wall of China, frequently billed as the only man-made object visible from space, generally isn't, at least to the unaided eye in low Earth orbit. It certainly isn't visible from the Moon. You can, though, see a lot of other results of human activity.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.