China: Danxia

Danxia, is a unique red sandstone landform that was listed as a UNESCO heritage site.

It is also called Danxia landform of China, is the general name of the unique type of landscapes, Danxia landform, formed from red sandstone and characterised by steep cliffs, which are caused by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion).

The word “Danxia” actually comes from Mount Danxia, located in Renhua County of Guangdong Province, where the most famous examples of the Danxia landform is seen.

China: Great Wall of China

The Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987.

The Great Wall of China spans 6,000km across China and is without a doubt one of the most stunning achievements of mankind.

Construction of the Great Wall began in the fifth century BC during the Warring States period. It continued to be expanded and strengthened up to the sixteenth century. Chinese states had walled their cities early on and these fractured walls became the starting point for the Great Wall when the first emperor, Qin Shi Huang who unified the Chinese empire, joined these loose structures into what would become the Great Wall of China.

China: Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, located in Qingdao, is the world’s longest bridge over water.

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge (or Qingdao Haiwan Bridge) is 41.58 kilometers long and is supported by over 5,000 pillars. Its amazing structure is also designed to withstand earthquakes, typhoons and ship collisions.