The Great Wall of China is Frequently Robbed

The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But unfortunately there are people who steel rocks from the wall. Tourist and local people regularly take along a peace of wall. The Chinese authorities intensify control on theft of bricks from the Great Wall.

Great Wall of China

Tourists take the peaces of the wall as a souvenir, according to news agency Xinhua. Locals sell them to tourists or use them to build their own houses.

“It is in each case a small damage, which together becomes a serious problem”, said vice president Don Yaohui of China Great Wall Society (CGWS). “We have lost a lot of money on the on-going restoration of the Great Wall of China."

The Chinese are going to check whether the local authorities who oversee the more than six thousand kilometer-long Great Wall, are sufficient in action against the thefts. They also opened a hotline for the visiting public.

Thirty Percent Of The Great Wall of China Disappeared

According to the CGWS there is thirty per cent missing since the construction of The Great Wall of China. Except by people, the Wall is also threatened by earthquakes, rainfall and other nature elements.

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The construction of the Wall already began in the third century before Christ, but became especially big during the Ming-Dynastie (1368 – 1644). The Great Wall of China is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Last week Taxi2airport posted a video on their Facebook page about the seven wonders of the world. The Seven Wonders of The World are including the Great Wall of China. This video shows the most amazing constructions in the world, which belong between these seven wonders. Respect our nature and let things the way they are.