12/14/2008

PhotoHunt#11 Favorite

One of my most favorite things to do is traveling. I make it a point to save enough money to travel every year. I am always awed by places, by people, by different cultures and by just experiencing them all. Here is one of my favorite must-see places:








The Great Wall of China was built centuries ago and stretches about 6,700 kilometers (4,160 miles) across China. This portion of the Great Wall is in Badaling (North Pass of Juyongguan pass). Made of stone and bricks from the hills, its walls are 7.8 meters (25.6 ft) high and 5 meters (16.4 ft) wide; said to be enough space for 5 horses to walk side by side. This part of the Great Wall is quite popular with the tourists (Thank you for this info, Wikipedia).

When we got there, the feeling was unbelievably surreal for me. I could not believe that I was there and I hugged a portion of the wall to assure myself that I was actually standing there for real. We climb some portions of the wall and it proved to be challenging considering that some portions were quite steep. The view was exhilarating and spectacular especially on the upper portions as one can see the wall snaking through the mountains as far as one can see.




14 comments:

Ladynred said...

Wow! that's very challenging alright! I've always hear about the great wall of china and now I see it.

mirage2g said...

And though built centuries ago, still standing proud and awesome! I like to travel too but I have to travel with 3 kids in tow! hehe. Have a nice week ahead!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh, that is fascinating. I have a friend who was just there last week. :)

Excellent pictures. :)

eDreGiN said...

Envy! Envy! I wanted to visit China and hopefully will be able to do that early next year :-)

Basin ug pwede ko nimo email sa possible budget gikan ug pinas and baka pwede mo recommend yong agent mo dyan(gusto tana nako itreat ang aking one and only sis para bonding kami sa China ...meet half way kami :-) If only possible at dehins kaw busy, pamasko mo nalang sa akin' o diba bongga magrequest ke bagu-bago dito sa site mo, lol! pasensya po kapal muks to...hehehe'


Thanks for dropping by sa site ko ulet...and can I add you po sa links ko? Thanks :-)

bluep said...

wow as usual maritess, postcard material na naman eto mga shots mo sis.

William Leong said...

awesome pictures :)

{ Jhari } said...

Nice one! Great wall of China is truly one of the wonders on Earth.

I played too. Here's mine.

Rache said...

wow! what an excellent pictures you took! Your goal of saving money to travel to different places and know their different cultures is an excellent way thing to do! Perhaps next year my family and I can do that and our first stop will be in the Philippines.

**hope it's okay, i'll add you to my blog roll :) i want to know where my family and i can travel too... you'll be our travel guide through your blog **


-rache
http://daredtohope.wordpress.com/

luna miranda said...

wonderful shots! this is one place I'd like to see someday soon.

Tanchi said...

grabeng lagaw ni mam ah.:)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That is one place that must be awesome to visit! It is so ancient!

YTSL said...

Excellent shots! I too have visited The Great Wall of China. Unfortunately, seem to have lost my CD of my photos from my Beijing trip! :(

ipanema said...

the wall is still beautiful. been there long time ago. not sure if i can still walk the whole stretch. :)

thanks for the visit.

Shawie said...

awesome! those were nice pictures and of course a wonderful adventure:)