The Great Wall of China

Why is The Great Wall so Special?

The Great Wall, also known as the Great Wall, is a military defense project in ancient China. It is a tall, strong and continuous wall to restrict the movement of the enemy. The Great Wall is not a purely isolated wall. After Qin destroyed the six countries and unified the world, Qin Shihuang connected and repaired the Great Wall of the Warring States Period, which became known as the Great Wall of China.

History of The Great Wall

The name of the Great Wall began in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. It is the most common name for the Great Wall.

The Great Wall is an ancient defense project with the longest construction time and the largest project amount in the world. It has been continuously built for more than 2,000 years since the Western Zhou Dynasty.

In the 26th year of Qin Shihuang’s reign (221 years ago), Qin annexed six countries and unified the world, establishing the first unified multi-ethnic centralized state in Chinese history. In order to safeguard and consolidate the unprecedented and unified security of the great empire, Qin Shihuang successively adopted a series of major strategic measures for national defense construction and border defense. One of them was the large-scale construction of the Great Wall.

Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty built the Great Wall to expel the Huns, which played a great role in maintaining the safety of the Western Han Empire, and also maintained the smooth flow and safety of the Silk Road. It is of great historical significance.

The Great Wall of the Qing Dynasty is different from the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty and the Great Wall of all previous dynasties. It is a tool for internal bloody suppression of peasant uprisings and national uprisings, but not external. The Great Wall of Qing Dynasty was an expedient measure taken by the Manchu government. It was relatively crude and poorly preserved, and had a single function. Therefore, it was rarely mentioned and could not be compared with the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty.

On March 4, 1961, the Great Wall was announced by the State Council as the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units. In December 1987, the Great Wall was listed as a world cultural heritage.