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New 7 Wonders Of the World- No.1 The Great Wall of China


Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The Great Wall of China is a legendary masterwork of human achievement. It is one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. The Great Wall stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. But still it is one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

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Construction: - The mystery of the construction of the wall is amazing. The Wall was majorly constructed by local resources and was carried out in-line with the local conditions under the management of contract and responsibility system. A great army of manpower, composed of soldiers, prisoners and local people built the wall. The construction result demonstrates the wisdom and tenacity of the Chinese people.

History: - The history of the Great Wall started from the Spring and Autumn Periods when seven powerful states appeared at the same time. In order to defend themselves they built walls and stationed troops on the borders. At that time, the total length of the wall had already reached 3,107 miles, belonging to different states. The Great Wall is actually a series of several walls built at different times by different emperors.

The Emperor Qin in 221BC absorbed the other six states and set up the first United Kingdom in Chinese history. So in order to strengthen his newly born authority and defend the Huns in the north, he ordered connecting the walls once built by the other states as well as adding some sections of his own. Thus was formed the long Qin’s Great Wall which started from the east of today’s Liaoning Province and ended at Lintao, Gansu Province.

In the Western Han Dynasty, the Huns were more powerful. The Han court started to build more walls on a larger scale in order to consolidate the countries border. In the west, the wall along the Hexi corridor, Yumenguan Pass and Yangguan Pass was built. In the north, Yanmenguan Pass and Niangziguan Pass in Shanxi were set up. Many more sections of the wall extended to Yinshan Mountain and half of the ancient Silk Road was along the Han’s wall.

The Northern Wei, Northern Qi and Northern Zhou Dynasties all built their own sections but on a smaller scale than the walls in the Han Dynasty. The powerful Tang Dynasty saw peace between the northern tribes and central China most of the time, so few wall sections were built in this period.

The Ming Dynasty is the peak of wall building in Chinese history. The Ming suffered a lot by disturbances from minority tribes such as the Dadan, Tufan and Nuzhen. The Ming court from its first emperor to the last ceaselessly built walls in the north. The main line started from Jiuliancheng near the Yalu River in the east to the Jiayuguan Pass in the west and measured over 4,600 miles. Besides adding many more miles of its own, the Ming emperors ordered enlargement of the walls of previous dynasties into double-line or multi-line walls.

The Great Wall of China has become a symbol of an entire nation and the only man made structure visible from orbit. It attracts million of visitors all around the world. If you thinking about taking a trip to China call us toll free @877-247-7183 to make all the arrangements.


New 7 Wonders of The World


Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

In the period of more than 125 years from the beginning of the 19th century, the creations of some of the world’s most remarkable adventures were identified. These are popularly known as great wonders of the world. These are the symbols of human creativity and the determination of the human spirit.

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Ancient Seven Wonders: – In the beginning idea of Seven Wonders of the World occurred earlier during Herodotus (484 BC – 425 BC) and Callimachus (305 BC – 240 BC). According to their analysis, Seven Wonders of the World included
• The Great Pyramid of Giza
• Hanging Gardens of Babylon
• Statue of Zeus at Olympia
• Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
• Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
• Colossus of Rhodes
• Lighthouse of Alexandria

Among all of them, only the Great Pyramid of Giza still exists. The other six were ruined by earthquake, fire, or other causes.

New Seven Wonders: - The new seven Wonders Foundation claimed that more than 100 million votes were cast through the Internet or by telephone. This campaign was originated in 2000 by Swiss film producer, author and aviator Bernard Weber to choose the seven new wonders of the world through the global voting campaign. The organizers had said that the competition is not planned to replace the Ancient Seven Wonders, but to care for other historical landmarks and improve global cultural heritage awareness.

In the year 2001 a Swiss Corporation, New Open World Corporation started the process of selecting New Seven Wonders of the World. Finally on January 1, 2006 after studying and analyzing several criteria, it announced 21 finalists from nearly 200 nominations from around the world. One among them, The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt was designated as an honorary celebratory wonder. From the remaining 20, seven sites were selected by worldwide vote, through Internet and phone polling. Finally, on 07/07/07(July 07, 2007 a very special day) seven new wonders of the world were declared in a grand ceremony in Lisbon.

The final poll produced this list of the world’s top human-built wonders
• Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt(Honorary Candidate)
• The Great Wall of China
• Petra in Jordan
• Brazil’s statue of Christ the Redeemer
• Peru’s Machu Picchu
• Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid
• The Colosseum in Rome
• India’s Taj Mahal

Online voting and SMS system were used for the first time to select New Seven Wonders of the World. In further section we are going to explain the history of all these Wonders one by one.

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