My Best Vacation

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When I was 18 years old, I had an opportunity to visit the Great Wall with my

parents. That was my best vacation in my life, because my father, my mother, my sister

and I spent three days together visiting one of the most beautiful places in the world.

There are several reasons why it was my best vacation. First of all, I like visiting

historic place and the Great Wall is a historic site. The construction of the Wall first began

during the Warring States period about 2,500 years ago. Some kingdoms built huge walls

hoping to protect their territories. When Qin Shihuang or the First Emperor unified China

in 221 B.C., he decided to have the various sections of the walls linked up and also

extended. From that we got the Great Wall. The Qin Great Wall hasn ¡ ¦t gotten much left

today. In the subsequent dynasties, the Great Wall was rebuilt many times. The last

massive rebuilding of the Great Wall was in Ming Dynasty. When I climbed the Great

Wall and I touched one of the stones, which built the wall, and I felt that I were in that

Secondly, I like to challenge human limit to climb. The Great Wall meanders from

east Shanhaiguan to west Jiayuguan for about 6,000 kilometers or 12,000 li, and that ¡ ¦s

why we call it in Chinese ¡ §Wan Li Chang Cheng ¡ , which literally means ¡ §Ten Thousand

Li Long Wall ¡ . That ¡ ¦s why the Great Wall is a perfect place to climb for me.

Moreover, the Great Wall has beautiful view. My sister and I climbed toward the

highest spot of the Great Wall. It was very steep there and the surface was a little slippery.

We climbed very carefully and finally we reach the highest spot of the Great Wall, it was

a fire tower. On the top of the fire towers we can see green mountains roll over one anther.

Lush trees dot the slopes. A gentle breeze caresses us, an

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