Explore the Great Wall

By Jacquetta Megarry

Format: Spiral bound

The Great Wall of China is the largest construction on Earth and the best way to appreciate it is to explore it on foot. This illustrated guide offers practical information on travel and transport and includes drop-down mapping of wall and sections, with historical and cultural background.

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Rucksack Readers are guidebooks to some of the finest long-distance walks in the world. With 60-80 colour photographs each they make great souvenirs, and because they are field-tested and updated regularly they are reliable companions.

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The Great Wall of China is the largest construction on earth, yet myths about it are more widely known than facts. The best way to appreciate the Great Wall is to explore it on foot. This richly illustrated book focuses on especially rewarding parts of the Ming Dynasty Wall (1368-1644). The book offers: walking notes on seven sections in detail; clear site plans of Badaling, Mutianyu and Simatai; two map panels showing the entire Wall network, plus one panel around Beijing (larger scale); practical information about transport and travel; introduction to Mandarin Chinese, Pinyin and pictographs; lavishly illustrated, with 70 colour photographs; rucksack-friendly format The sections include Laolongtou, where the Wall runs into the sea, and Panjiakou reservoir, a tranquil hike and boat trip. The glorious stretch from Simatai to Jinshanling runs along high ridges with 30 watch towers, and the Badaling and Mutianyu sections are surprisingly accessible from Beijing. The book sets the Ming Wall in the context of wall systems developed by different dynasties since the seventh century BC.

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Format Spiral bound
Imprint Rucksack Readers
Publication Date 4 Nov 2003
ISBN 9781898481171
Number of Pages 64

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