Monteverde pays tribute to one of mankind’s greatest achievements; “The 10,000 Li, Long Wall”, Great Wall of China. At more than 4,000 miles long, it is the World’s longest man made structure. The Great Wall was built and rebuilt over a 2,000 year period beginning in the 5th century b.c. The section of wall built by Qin Shi Huang, (the first Emperor of China) between 220 B.C. AND 200 B.C. to protect the empire and to prevent the resurgence of feudal lords is legendary but no longer exists.
Your pen pictures a section of the wall constructed during the Ming Dynasty. It is considered to be one of the most visually striking sections of the entire structure. Here, the Wall climbs extremely steep slopes. This section is almost 7 miles long. As the wall and all of its fortifications wind through the mountain pass it is 26 feet tall and measures more than 19 feet thick at its base.
“The Long Wall” is still standing and is visible from space but you can keep this monumental achievement right at your fingertips.