Two elderly Japanese tourists died and another was missing after being trapped in sudden, heavy snowstorms during a visit to the Great Wall of China, state media reported on Monday.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Long before ultra-running became popular, William Lindesay embarked on a wacky solo mission to run the length of the Great Wall - an adventure that saw him endure fiercely painful blisters, live in constant fear of arrest, and risk the possibility of a lonely and painful death in the wilderness.23 Oct 2012 - 10:08am
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Few people are more knowledgeable about the Great Wall than William Lindesay, who once ran more than 2,000 kilometres along China's most famous structure.11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
For the last week or so of our 5,000-kilometre Walking Home From Mongolia adventure, my expedition partner Leon McCarron and I have been following the Great Wall of China westwards along the ridges and valleys of northern Shanxi.31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
You would think that finding the Great Wall of China would be easy. I had seen it on the pages of our Chinese road atlas for some time, marked clearly by a jagged symbol. However, on my iPhone's Google Maps, even when I zoomed in, the wall was indistinguishable from a dusty road. I suppose this dispels the myth that you can see the Great Wall from space.10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The Great Wall at Huangya Pass weaves across the northern tip of Tianjin municipality, a 45-minute drive north of Jixian County, where the same range culminates in the Pan Shan Buddhist peaks.
From the pass, the Great Wall extends northwards into Hebei Province.7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The Great Wall: A Cultural History by Carlos Rojas Harvard University Press HK$220
Great myths deserve great books, and few more so than the Great Wall of China. The wall is a common trope in modern propaganda, often snaking behind photoshopped PLA soldiers allegorically guarding the frontier.6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Tee time20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Dinner in the Forbidden City, a fashion show on the Great Wall, a cocktail party in the Great Hall of the People.
These - and many other novel options - are possible to organise in Beijing, a city that has a mind-blowing array of venues for anyone planning programmes for convention or incentive groups.30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am