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China's Great Wall Facts

Updated on September 11, 2015


The Great Wall in China is an interesting work of art in itself. This hub is to show you some interesting facts about the Great Wall. These facts may not come in useful for anything,but they are neat to know. Maybe you'll be on Jeopardy someday,and one of these questions will arise.

Sit back,scroll down,and let us take a trip to China.

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Danny Way after winning gold on Mega Ramp at X Games 11 Danny Way Photo: Steve Cave

The Great Leap

In 2003 Wang Jiaxiong attempted to jump his bicycle over the Great Wall but fell to his death.

2005 brought another daredevil to the challenge. Danny Way from California became the first person ever to jump the Great Wall. He did it on a skateboard. This video will show you how he did it.


You wouldn't know it by looking at most pictures,but there is only about 1/3rd of the Great Wall left.

In the 1950's,China's leader,Mao Zedong allowed peasants to take bricks from the wall to build homes and other buildings.

Super Highway

The walls main use was a roadway for people through the mountains. It would have taken a person months to get somewhere if not for the Great Wall.

Dead Mortar

The Great Wall was built by many slaves and prisoners of war. When there were deaths they just put the bodies in the mortar.

China's Great Wall is the longest cemetary there is.


From orbit over the Earth the Great Wall is visible. This is a picture from a NASA satellite.

Here is the link.

Did you learn anything new and interesting?

China and the Great Wall are very interesting subjects.

Hope you enjoyed!


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      isata 6 years ago


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      Greg Boudonck 6 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Great! Glad it helped!

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      bieber  6 years ago

      im doing a schoool project over the great wall of china, and now i have many more new and interesting facts 4 my presentation!! thank u!!

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      pennyofheaven 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Absolutely learned! Thanks excellent hub!

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 7 years ago from United States

      Voted up, rated useful, and made a link to your hub! In other words great job! I didn't realize that the number was only one third left. WOW!!

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      facts about the great wall of china 7 years ago

      whenever i read or hear any thing which is anyway related to wall the first thing which comes into my mind is the great wall of china ..........

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      bob marley 8 years ago

      I agree

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      Michael 8 years ago Sian is one of the most important culture centres in China. The national culture products and industrial arts products of Sian are not only the first class in China but also enjying reputation around the world. You can possess them staying indoors. Open SIANSHOP please! Our teams come from Sian of China. taking the products of Sian to the whole world is our dream for many years.

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      Steve 8 years ago

      LOL @ TiTi. You believe in re-incarnation. Also, this "Historical landmark" is a 4,000 mile cemetery filled with former slaves forced to build this Not so great wall. It's nice to look at, but it represents pain, suffering and death.

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      titi 9 years ago

      how could ANYONE take bricks off such a beautiful and historical landmark?????????//// its been around more than his lifetime! how could that old hag allow anyone to destroy our national beauty??????????????????????? now that theres only 1/3 of the great wall left, any old slug who dares destroy even a corner of it means they're destroying my life! i curse ANYONE who dares ''touch'' it die a slow and painful death! and i hope that mao zedong's nex life be cursed w/ pain and agony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Robert P 10 years ago from Canada

      I learned some fascinating facts from your hub. Way to go!

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      Greg Boudonck 10 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks compu

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      Compu-Smart 10 years ago from London UK

      I sure did Froggy!!

      I have always been interested in the great wall and would love to visit one day..

      Good information.