In the fall of 2010, my wife and I went to China for a bit to explore and see what we could find.
One of the things we found was in Xi’an, they have the enormous wall surrounding the “old city.” Anyone can wander around on top of it for a small fee. The wall is amazing to see and experience, as the craftsmanship is extremely well done. It stands about 40 feet (12 meters) tall and has a watchtower every 400 feet (120 meters).
If you’d like to scope out my friend Joy’s adventures of an English teacher in China, click your way over to http://joysabroad.blogspot.com/ and follow along. My wife and I visited Xi’an before Joy moved there, so it’s extra-awesome knowing a lot of the places she writes about, but she does write in a way that you don’t have to visit to get an idea of what is going on.