The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
China Adventure Day 5
Today we traveled three hours south to visit the Great Wall of China. This was a remarkable adventure! The Great Wall was built over several centuries and in several different parts of the country. It was meant as a defense against enemies. The part of the Wall that we visited was built in the 1400s by the Ming Dynasty, near the city of Dandong on the border between China and North Korea.
It was a surprise to us that you can walk on top of the wall -- it is tall and long and wide. The Watch Towers are located every 200 meters. The wall follows the ridge of the mountain so we had a beautiful view of both sides. It is also a good hike to climb the height of the wall -- very steep steps to get up the side of the mountain and onto the wall.
There is a river that separates China from North Korea. Behind us you can see a bridge that goes between the two countries. There is also a Broken Bridge running parallel to the good bridge. It is left there as a reminder of the USA Aggression against North Korea. When China was asked to help North Korea, the Americans destroyed the bridge to prevent easy assistance.
The boys are getting good lessons in history and international relations!