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The Great Wall you can see today during your tour in China are mostly Ming Dynasty Great Wall. The Great Wall concept was revived again during the Ming Dynasty following the Ming army's defeat by the Oirats in the Battle of Tumu in 1449. The Ming had failed to gain a clear upper-hand over the Manchurian and Mongolian tribes after successive battles, and the long-drawn conflict was taking a toll on the empire. The Ming adopted a new strategy to keep the nomadic tribes out by constructing walls along the northern border of China. Acknowledging the Mongol control established in the Ordos Desert, the wall followed the desert's southern edge instead of incorporating the bend of the Huang He.

Unlike the earlier Qin fortifications, the Ming construction was stronger and more elaborate due to the use of bricks and stone instead of rammed earth. As Mongol raids continued periodically over the years, the Ming devoted considerable resources to repair and reinforce the walls. Sections near the Ming capital of Beijing were especially strong.Towards the end of the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall helped defend the empire against the Manchu invasions that began around. Nowadays, the Great Wall of China is listed as one of the World's Eight Grand Wonders and has become the most popular travel destination in China.Most Great Wall we visit in Beijing are Ming Great Wall, please contact us if you want more information or take a tour of Great Wall.

The Great Wall of Ming Dynasty Tours

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