来源：百度文库 编辑：杭州市高中教育平台 时间：2020/06/01 17:34:05
The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world.It is about 4000 miles long.
The Great Wall of China is called the "Ten-thousand-Ii Great Wall" in Chinese.
The Great Wall has a history of over twenty centuries.
The Great Wall is wide enough at the top for five horses or ten men to walk side by side.
It was very difficult to build such a wall in the ancient days without any modern machines.
Today the Great Wall has become a place of interest not only to the Chinese but to people from all over the world.
Many of them have come to know the famous Chinese saying:"He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man."
The Great Wall is the sign of China. It is the pride of all the Chinese.
Now the Great Wall is a famous building. Many tourists from China or other countries are attracted to visit it. It has been a place of interest.
Now it becomes a miracle and a place of historical interest that people all over the world can appreciate.
译文： According to legend, when Qin Shihuang built the Great Wall, the labor was heavy, young men and women, Fan Xiliang, Meng Jiangnu married three days, the bridegroom was forced to build the Great Wall, soon died, Meng Jiangnu tried hard to find her husband, but he learned of her husband's death. She cried for three days and nights, and the the Great Wall collapsed. Then Meng Jiangnu threw herself into the sea.
The Great Wall
The Great Wall was first built in ancient China. It is not only a wall, but it is also a tourist resort. The greatest part of the Great Wall is in Beijing. It is called "Badaling". It is 7.8 metres high on an average. And it is 6.6 metres wide at the bottom while 5.8 metres wide on the top. The Great Wall is visited by thousands of people coming from different countries. A Chinese saying goes like this," You are not a true man until you get to the Great Wall."(不到长城非好汉）
To the northwest and north of Beijing, a huge, serrated wall zigzags it's way to the east and west along the undulating mountains. This is the Great Wall, which is said to be visible from the moon.
Construction of the Great Wall started in the 7th century B.C. The vassal states under the Zhou Dynasty in the northern parts of the country each built their own walls for defence purposes. After the state of Qin unified China in 221 B.C., it joined the walls to hold off the invaders from the Xiongnu tribes in the north and extended them to more than 10,000 li or 5,000 kilometers. This is the origin of the name Of the "10,000-li Great Wall".
The Great Wall was renovated from time to time after the Qin Dynasty. A major renovation started with the founding of the Ming Dynasty in 1368, and took 200 years to complete. The wall we see today is almost exactly the result of this effort. With a total length of over 6,000 kilometers, it extends to the jiayu Pass in Gansu Province in the west and to the mouth of the Yalu River in Liaoning Province in the east. What lies north of Beijing is but a small section of it.
The Great Wall was first built in ancient China. It is not only a wall, but it is also a tourist resort. The greatest part of the Great Wall is in Beijing. It is called "Badaling". It is 7.8 metres high on an average. And it is 6.6 metres wide at the bottom while 5.8 metres wide on the top. The Great Wall is visited by thousands of people coming from different countries. A Chinese saying goes like this," You are not a true man until you get to the Great Wall."(不到长城非好汉）.I love the Great Wall.