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Great Wall of Datong stands the test of time

By Sun Ruisheng and Zhou Huiying | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-09-10 20:30

The Great Wall of Datong, built from the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is a famous world cultural heritage site in Shanxi province.

It has a long history and still stands tall and straight after hundreds of years of wind and rain.

The city of Datong was a strategic military town fought over by rival groups throughout history, because of its location on the border between different cultures, nomadic and agricultural.

The Great Wall of Datong still stands tall and straight after hundreds of years of wind and rain. [Photo by Li Yi and Han Jianjun/for chinadaily.com.cn]
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