Feels as if you've stepped into a time machine and time-traveled to a night that held soldiers' nerves hundreds of years ago. Just waiting for dawn, Mongolian cavalry is preparing their next charge. It is impossible for you and your troops to step from the Wall, even with the sun setting and the moon peeking through. All the soldiers are going to sleep on the Wall today, taking turns sleeping in the beacons and on the walls. You can't even hear wild animals walking around you in the dead of night.
Whenever you look up at the stars in the sky, you can't take your eyes off of them. The night scene under the moonlight is serene, the moonlight flows like water, and the Great Wall sways like a dragon.
The rays of the sunrise continued to shine in the thick clouds, and the golden sunlight fell on the Jinshanling Great Wall a few hours later. The silhouette of the sunrise splits the night, and it is so vivid. Beautiful mountains rise in the distance, and you wish it were a peaceful day. And yet, you see a large group of people coming your way again. Finally, the cruel day has arrived.
The outdoorsman: Stay overnight on the Great Wall of China - CNN Travel, June 11, 2012
"When people come to the Great Wall of China, they want to explore the history and see why it was built. A day trip to the tourist sites won’t achieve that, but a sleepover on one of the world’s most storied ruins certainly will. The Great Wall Adventure Club organizes trips to sleep in a watchtower where soldiers were formerly garrisoned. When night falls, the only thing above is the stars, while the incredible land of the surrounding hills is absolutely silent ... "
The building where we stayed was one of the buildings near the famous General's Building on the Gubeikou Great Wall. The General's Building was the basis for the military command structure. During the famous Great Wall War of 1933, the Chinese army and the invading Japanese army fought for control over the General's Building and the surrounding buildings. Gubeikou is the only part of the Great Wall that has preserved the appearance of the finest parts of the Ming Dynasty in its original form. The winding, undulating Great Wall has been likened to a birds' nest in shape.
The Great Wall of China is named for its winding W-shaped path that resembles a bow full of arrows. Trekking can be described as an experience of awe, danger, wonder, specialty, and desperation. This is the most majestic and precipitous section of the Great Wall of Beijing, where the ancient, rugged masonry stretches across lofty mountains and steep hills. You can feel the unyielding strength of the Great Wall when you are in the middle of the Great Wall, surrounded by untouched natural beauty. As a result of severe weathering and the steepness of the mountain, it is more or less straight up and down.
With breathtaking scenery, the Great Wall hovers above the mountain ridge and surrounds Hao Ming Lake. The lake will serve as a natural break in the Great Wall, forming a peculiar landscape where the Great Wall plays in the water and the water is not the Great Wall. Our camp is at the famous "Zhenruguan" pass, right in the middle of the Huanghuacheng Great Wall. In ancient times, incoming enemy troops came here at night because both sides of the field are covered with pine trees and pine waves; the enemy mistook there to be thousands of troops and horses ambushed here, so they could not move.
William Lindsay, British, 63 years old, graduated from the University of Liverpool, England, majoring in geography and geology. He graduated from the University of Liverpool, England, majoring in geography and geology, and travelled to China in 1987 with a childhood dream. The walk along the Great Wall from Jiayuguan to Shanhaiguan took more than 160 days. It was the Great Wall that enabled him to meet his beautiful Chinese wife, and eventually allowed him to stay in China. He called himself the "Foreign Red Army" and began the "Long March" to protect the Great Wall.
The first time William knew about the Great Wall was in 1967, when he was still in junior high school. There were two books that he would use throughout his life, one was a Bible and the other was a map. The Bible was everywhere in England and did not interest William in the least, so he found a map.
"I saw China on the map, the Great Wall lies in the north of China, it is so beautiful. On the map I saw the beginning and end of the Great Wall, and I dreamed of one day riding my bicycle from one end to the other." William told the principal about this idea and the principal said that it was a great dream, but unfortunately it couldn't come true.
When William visited the headquarters of National Geographic magazine in Washington, D.C. in 1980, he bought a globe in their store, the Great Wall It's the only human building on the map. "There are no pyramids, no Taj Mahal, no other famous monuments."
"The Great Wall is not only the greatest building in the world, it's also a precious treasure to mankind, it contains a spirit." William didn't understand why some Chinese people didn't love their Great Wall instead.
"Over the years, my greatest achievement has been to make people realize that the Great Wall will eventually disappear if it is not protected," William said. Media reports have made more people, including some Great Wall experts, aware of the problem, and the government is beginning to confront it. "The government is very supportive of me, and that's important." In 2001, William registered the Friends of the Great Wall International Association in Hong Kong, which brought him closer to the Great Wall. By 2004, the association had secured steady sponsorship and the projects were running smoothly: they organise three to four litter picks a year! campaign, collecting and placing bins for the Wall, hiring local farmers to set up a Green Station for the Wall, and setting up green signs at the Wall's location. In 2001, William founded the International Friends of the Great Wall Association.
In 2001, William founded the International Friends of the Great Wall Association, which called for a "Mountain Promise" to "take the trash with us, not the trash". Throwing litter everywhere", and environmental slogans made into signs, placed on the Great Wall. Until now, William and volunteers come to the Great Wall every week to pick up litter, an average of more than 120 bags of litter per year. Under William's influence, his two sons have also joined the team to protect the Great Wall。