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Other Ways to Look at the Great Wall of China

Everyone has seen pictures of China’s Great Wall before, but most of those images come from a handful of viewpoints just outside of Beijing, where all the tourists tend to visit. Given that the wall stretches for over 5,500 miles, there’s quite a bit more that you almost never see.

While the tourist areas are well-maintained and often renovated, much of the wall has been left to rot and is now being reclaimed by nature. In these images gathered by Kuriositas, it’s striking to see just how drastically different the Great Wall looks.

[Images courtesy of Flickr users dvd3141 and DearEdward]

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August 7th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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