The wall was built for over 1700 years. Many emperor’s worked on this project to protect the people from the Mongol invaders. The workers were not paid for their work, it was slave labor and many lost their lives. All in all the wall is about 5900km long! It’s impressive to see this monument.
The Ming Tombs are located about 50km from Beijing. It is a burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. We booked a day-tour to see the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs.