The Great Wall

Description

  1. Length of trail 8,852 km, 5,500 miles
  2. Start of trail Jiayuguan
  3. End of trail Shanhaiguan

The Great Wall is China's world famous historic defensive megastructure built to keep out invaders from the north. Large parts of the Great Wall are no longer intact, and to make things more complicated, there is not one single continuous Great Wall. So how long is it? Measuring all the actual wall sections adds up to 6259 km. Including trenches and natural barriers (rivers, rocks, hills incorporated in the wall) the total length is just under 8852 km! Whichever you choose, hiking the full length, meaning from Jiayuguan in the west to Shanhaiguan on the Yellow Sea, will probably take up to 5 months.

Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2003
  • Wandelgids Explore the Great Wall (China) | Rucksack Readers |
  • Aan de hand van een aantal wandelingen die beperkt worden beschreven, krijg je een goede kijk op de grootsheid van de Muur. Over de hele lengte verspreid een aantal tochten die niet al te lang zijn. Leuke gids om de muur op een originele manier te leren kennen. The Great Wall of China is the largest construction on earth, yet myths about it... Read more
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Walking holidays

Sawadee
Netherlands
  • WALKING THE GREAT WALL
  • Stepping out across the peaceful semi-ruin of a section of the Great Wall is like walking in the footsteps of the past. Far from the madding tourist crowds we are able to get a great sense of the scale and the majesty of this remarkable piece of engineering without rushing through in a big group. As we trek along various contrasting sections of... Read more
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