China - The Great Wall of China

"In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
There are 3 sections: Jiayaguan, Badaling, Shanhaiguan."

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Shanhaiguan Section
Shanhaiguan Pass. Thank to CYL who bought this postcard in China.

Postcard 2A - Jiayuguan Section
Jiayuguan Pass of the western end of the Great Wall in Gansu, China. A prepaid printed matching stamp that I bought in China.

Postcard 2B - Jiayuguan Section
Jiayuguan Pass. Thanks to CYL who bought this postcard in China.

Postcard 3 - Badaling Section
The Great Wall at Badaling - all lighted up. Nice stamps used. Postmarked at Wangfujing in Beijing on September 10, 2010 and arrived in Penang on September 27, 2010. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France who was visiting Beijing.

Postcard 4A - Mutianyu
The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, outside of Beijing. Postmark of Shangdong, China. Thanks so much to Michael of South Africa. Xie xie.

Postcard 4B - Mutianyu
The Great Wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I have been to the Great Wall at Badaling. This time, I went to the Great Wall at Mutianyu in Huai-Rong, north of Beijing. This postcard is issued by China State Postal Bureau with preprinted Olympic theme postage of RMB4.50 - the standard rate for sending postcards to all countries outside China. I dropped this postcard in the mailbox at the bottom the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. It has the postal chop of the Huai-Rong.

Postcard 5 - Night view of Great Wall

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