It looks like a huge dragon that is zigzagging,criss-crossing over the mountains and then hovering,flying towards the sky. It might be likened to a flying eagle turned upward or a silver snake dancing over the hills. This is the Great Wall of China but it does not only belong to China, it belongs to the World since it is a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. And yes, China is indeed very lucky to have such lasting,persevering monument.
I can't imagine how many poor people died just to build this great engineering feat which involves rebuilding and expansion for over 2000 years by over 30 empires across a long span of history! It might be 2 million people?3 million?4 million? nobody ever knew, but scientists believed it is more than 2 million. What a great sacrifice of lives! And the result? It became a world wonder.
My family visited it last 2005 and till now my mind is still in awe. It has always been the symbol of China---the symbol of the world's sleeping dragon.According to astronauts Neil Armstrong,Jim Lovell & Jim Irwin, the Great Wall is visible from the moon.Would you believe it? More aptly said, it can be seen from the Earth's orbit.
I love these lines about the famous wall...
"The wall stands silently--enduring the passage of time,of greeting the change of seasons. If the wall could talk, it would have many stories to tell. If you listen long enough, maybe you will hear one."