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    What is the reason for the construction of the Great Wall of China?

    The great wall of China is now one of the most popular tourist attraction. My friend was telling me that it wasn't made for this purpose. There was a reason it was built for and now its a tourist attraction. I didn't find any logic in what she said. Any help?

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    Re: What is the reason for the construction of the Great Wall of China?

    The Great Wall of China was first constructed by Chinese feudal lords during the Warring State period of China. The purpose then was to establish their respective boarders and to protect themselves from each other. Later, during the forth century, the Ming dynasty continued it's construction, fortifying the wall, increasing it's length and adding many watch towers. During this period the wall's primary purpose shifted to national defense, defending Chinese territory from foreign invasion, particularly by the Mongols.

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    Re: What is the reason for the construction of the Great Wall of China?

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeyedprincess View Post
    The great wall of China is now one of the most popular tourist attraction. My friend was telling me that it wasn't made for this purpose. There was a reason it was built for and now its a tourist attraction. I didn't find any logic in what she said. Any help?
    Why would she sound illogical? Many tourist attractions started as entirely different things - the Egyptian Pyramids and Tal Majhal are tombs, the South American Pyramids are sites of mass ritualized murder, etc. That said the Great Wall was initially a series of walls marking political boundaries of small kingdoms. After the Hans took power the these separate walls were connected and expanded to stand against the ravages of the Mongols.

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    Great wall of China was built as a protection from intrusion of other groups. It also serves as a border control. During the Ming dynasty it was rebuild to keep the nomadic tribes out. This time it was stronger compared to the one that was built during Qin dynasty. They devoted better materials in reconstructing the wall. Maybe the purpose why it was built was for protection at that time, but is now considered one of the best tourist attractions in the place.

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    Re: What is the reason for the construction of the Great Wall of China?

    personally based on my research the china wall was built out of the great need for it . At the time it was built it was to also show case the real strength of china at that time.

 

 

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