Spanning across the east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China one finds this wonder of the world, also considered as a cherished UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many China tour packages from Sri Lanka that cover this historical destination and a popular travel partner for such tours from Sri Lanka would be Jetwing Holidays, a favourite of many a traveller traversing the world. It is said that the Great Wall of China is the amalgamation of many walls built as early as the 7th century BC out of which the wall built by the first Chinese Emperor, Qin Shi Huang between 220–206 BC is the most famous. While the wall has been built and reno0vated time and time again, most of the work had been reconstructed during the Ming Dynasty. While the main purposes of the wall had been border control and the regulation of trade, immigration and emigration, the watch towers, garrison stations as well as the troop barracks indicate that it also served as a defensive border.
Made out of stone, brick as well as earth, the Great Wall of China delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west. It also makes use of natural defensive barriers such as hills, rivers and lakes, making a walk along this wondrous manmade miracle, truly an enchanting experience.