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As the first feudal dynasty in China, visiting the Qin dynasty historical relics are intresting to a lot of people, so Qin Great Wall tour is one of the most popular Great Wall tours. Before you start your trip, it's necessary to chek out the history a little bit. In 221 B.C., King Qin Shihuang, regarded as the First Cnetralized Empire in China's history, defeated the other States, unified the whole China and established the Qin Dynasty, which is a symbol of the ending of long-time division by feudal lords. The territory of the Qin Dynasty enlarged greatly, but, Hun, one old minority nationality from the north of China invade the country and make the trouble at the countryside continually. To solve the border trouble, Qin Shihuang later found that the walls of the Yan, Zhao and ex-Qin States were disconnected from each other and could hardly stop enemies from breaking in again. In the year 215 B.C., he gave orders to connect these three walls. The weather-beaten parts were also reconstructed and new parts were added in some places. The labors for this construction numbered 2,000,000, made up of the army under the command of Meng Tian, confiscated labors, captives of war and the guilty people against laws of that time. The whole construction lasted for 10 years.

The finished wall extended further at the north end as the territory of the Qin Dynasty in the north had expanded. The wall started at Lintao, i.e. Minxian County now, went eastward to now Guyuan of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, met the Wall of the Zhao State that ran eastward from Gaoque of the Great Bend of the Yellow River, went on and crossed the Yellow River, entered now north Shanxi and Hebei Province, ran the rest part of the Wall of the Zhao State and headed on along the north branch of Yanshan Mountain, passed by way of the five counties of Shangu, Yuyang, Right Beiping, West Liao and East Liao, and finally arrived at Jieshishan Mountain near the Datongjiang River of Pyongyang, Korea. This wall was longer than and lay slightly north to the Great Wall we see today, which was built by the Ming Dynasty about 1,500 years after. Since the Liberation of China, the Chinese government has launched several investigations on the Great Wall of the Qin Dynasty along the route that passed by Minxian County of Gansu Province, Langyashan Couty, Yanshan Mountain, Chifeng of Hebei Province till entering into Jilin Province. The relics of the wall can still be seen scattered along the route. Some parts relatively well preserved are about five or six meters high, made of blocks of mud or stone of the local resources. Qin Dynasty is the most important dynasty in Chinese history, taking a trip to experience the Qin Great Wall will never stop amazing you. If the brief introduction above has stired your desire to Great Wall tour, then start to plan it with us.

The Great Wall of Qin Dynasty Tours

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