2,300 years old

Leia Morgan
It could even be considered older than that if you count the walls built in the 7th century BC!

One-third missing...

Leia Morgan
The Great Wall of China is a series of walls linked together. Much of it has been destroyed, vandalised or simply eroded with time!


Leia Morgan
There are 67 towers in the Jinshanling section of the wall, which is 125 km from Beijing.

70,000 people a day...

Leia Morgan
The busiest days can see up to 70,000 people visiting the Wall! Badaling is the most popular part, 50 miles from Beijing.

Under threat...

Leia Morgan
Some parts of the wall are under threat due to human action (masonry theft) and desertification (Tengger Desert is expanding).
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