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WORLD FAMOUS WALLS

Updated on November 15, 2011

          ‘GREAT WALL OF CHINA’ is known to all.But there are some more great  walls in different parts of the world, for various historical reasons. A glimpse at them is given here.

 The great wall of China, Unparalled in the whole world
The great wall of China, Unparalled in the whole world

1. GREAT WALL OF CHINA- The only man-made construction visible from space.Length-9000 k.ms.This is on the northern border of china, between China and Mangolia.The top portion is so wide that four horse riders can ride at a time.Took two centuries to build..

2. MOROCCAN WALL –This is on the western side of Sahara desert .2700 k.ms long. Made of sand. It separates the areas controlled by Morocco and Palissario.Presently, this is the focul centre of the conflict between Western Sahara and Morocco.

3.Walls of ConstantinopleThese walls are built around Constantinople, i.e. present Istambul.These have important role in the history of Turkey.It is said that these walls have prevented many wars.These are 36 ft.long and built to prevent invasions from sea and land routes.

4 HADRIANS WALL -This 117 K.Ms long wall is surrounding larger part of Northern England.Roman emperers got this wall built.It was built to prevent Barbarian attacks.Roman king Hadrian’s got this wall built, So it is called by his name .This wall is made from stone and turf.

 The sand wall of Morocco
The sand wall of Morocco
 Berlin wall, during constuction in 1961
Berlin wall, during constuction in 1961
 Berlin wall, after construction
Berlin wall, after construction
 The chewing gum wall t Seattle
The chewing gum wall t Seattle
 The weeping wall (prayer wall) of Jeruselem
The weeping wall (prayer wall) of Jeruselem
 The wall of Constantinople(Istambul)
The wall of Constantinople(Istambul)

5 DUBROVINK WALLS –The walls around the city of Dubrovnik were built in 7th century A.D.They are now considered as ‘World Heritage monuments’ These walls have protected the city very well in the medieval period.

6 THE BERLIN WALL This wall was built in 1961,to prevent the entry of refuges from East Germany to west Germany. It was 140 k.ms long.AS a result og this, the families had become separated. Citizens of both the sides considered it as a curse.With the consent of both the countries, this wall was destroyed in 1989, to the enjoyment of all.Just recently. The 20th anniversary of fall of Berlin wall was celebrated with great happiness by all. The remains of this wall are now preserved in a museum in Berlin.Many photos and maps related to this are also kept there.

7 THE GUM WALL OF SEATTLE This wall attached to Pike place market in Seattle in America, is famous as ‘CHEWING GUM WALL’ Audience who used to come to visit the theatre for a show, would stand leaning against this wall to save themselves from rain and , used to paste chewing gum to this market wall.Hence it got the name Chewing Gum Wall..Strangely enough,young couple have a fancy to get photographed here, after their marriage.

8 waling weall of Jerusalem - it means the weeping wall.This was built in19th century B.C. But some layers of this were added in 7th century. It is 1600 ft long and 187 ft in height.This is a religious place also. Pilgrims visit this place.

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      Jaquil 

      6 years ago

      reslly

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      rizwan_seopro 

      6 years ago

      this is a main blowing site as the working manner i like it very much. my all friends like it very much sir.keep it up have a very nice day sir

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      8 years ago from Tumkur

      No objection 2patricias.Put the link properly.

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      2patricias 

      8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Fascinating hub, with a great list of places to visit.

      We are adding a link from our Hub "Chichester English Cathedral City" - because our hub includes reference to Roman walls.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      8 years ago from Tumkur

      Thanks for you all, for the recognition of paintaking works.

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      penfriend 

      8 years ago

      Good hub. Well formed hub on walls. Good thinking to collect them. Thanks for sharing.

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      H P Roychoudhury 

      8 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is a hub of immense knowledge and information. The barrier of Walls in different places of the Globe is nicely described. The beautiful photographs have enhanced the beauty of the articles. Thanks for sharing.

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      shriash 

      8 years ago

      Walls are barriers. but your hub on wall is opening the knowledge about some unknown facts. Thank u for sharing.

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      ratnaveera 

      8 years ago from Cumbum

      Dear Jain, Very interesting Hub! Most of our people are only aware of Great Wall of China and Berlin Wall. In this Hub you have given great information about other historical walls of the world. Photos are very nice! A lot of thanks!

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      hafeezrm 

      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Thank you prasadjain for your response. At the end of my first comments, I wrote "Good Prasadjain" but the word "Good" was misspelled.

      Just as you wrote Omen! you certainly meant Aamin

    • prasadjain profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 

      8 years ago from Tumkur

      Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. Now a days, time has come like that, that even it is difficult to find people speaking generously about good works.

      I believe, you are a blessed person. God has given you oppurtunites, health and economic strength to see most parts of the world.Omen!

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      hafeezrm 

      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Nice hub, excellent photos and narrative. By the way, I have seen all the walls except the weeping wall. Once when I was in Egypt, I was offered a tour of Israel without any stamp on the passport but I did not accept.

      On China Great Wall, I attempted to go to the highest point but when I thought I have reached the height, a new height cropped up with people going like ants. Likewise I extensively toured Morocco and other places you mentioned.

      Goof PrasadJain. keep up posting such informative hubs.

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