When it comes to the famous Wall of China, Great does not even begin to describe it. Such awesome majesty is easily understandable at the hands of God, but to have been built by men, over many centuries, is simply mind boggling!
While I have little affinity for the moldy and shabby Forbidden City, there isn't enough things I can say about the Great Wall that would do it justice. No matter how crowded parts of it can be, no matter how many people I had to yell at on the wall and push out of my way to go forward, it is simply great. I think the best parts of the wall are those portions that are in ruins, so stark, so haunting, blended into its rugged surroundings, 4000 miles of of blood, sweat, tears, life and death since 6th century B.C.. No matter how you look at it, and which parts of it you see, renovated and crawling with tourist, or ruined with wild trees and grass growing from it, it is an unbelievably amazing sight.
It is one of my dreams, on my Bucket List if you will, to hike the Wall in its remote portions that are mostly in ruins, far from the madding crowd, after all, the choices are plenty, given its 4000 miles :)