50 man-made landmarks to see around the world; MSN

From the iconic Taj Mahal to the distinct Sydney Opera House, here are some breathtaking man-made landmarks around the world.

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Visit the top cultural landmarks and wonders of the world while avoiding the crowds; Rachel G; AsiaOne

From the Louvre to Grand Canyon to Machu Picchu, there’s a long list of world’s top wonders and cultural landmarks we all hope to visit one day. But at the same time, we shudder at the thought of braving through the crowds at these top attractions. Mass tourism is a harsh reality but we should not avoid all these sites just because they’re packed. Read this guide for the best ways to visit the top 8 iconic landmarks without fighting the queue. 1. THE LOUVRE – PARIS…

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360,000 people participate in online crowdfunding for Great Wall protection; Xinhua

In less than three years, about 360,000 internet users have donated more than 45 million yuan (about $6.54 million) to renovate and repair the Great Wall through a crowdfunding campaign, the Beijing Daily reported Wednesday.

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How Many Chinese UNESCO World Heritage Sites Have You Visited?; Bridget O’Donnell; That’s Magazine

Take this quiz to find out!

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Smile! June 21 is National Selfie Day; Lynn Mitges; Calgary Herald

These are some of the top selfie spots in the world, including one with swimming pigs.

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What’s it like to walk the entire length of China’s Great Wall?; CNN

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China announces Great Wall “emergency repair” over next 5 years; For Immediate Release

China’s government has formulated an emergency work plan to repair dilapidated sections of the Great Wall in the next five years, according to the…

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A Slow Odyssey: The Great Wall of China; BBC

A flight following the world’s longest monument, from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert.

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Drones increasingly used to protect Great Wall; Gu Liping; ECNS

Drones have been used for the first time to help protect the Great Wall in Yanqing District, Beijing.

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The Ultimate Great Wall of China Planning Guide; Corinne Vail; Reflections Enroute

The Great Wall in China is the perfect destination. Check out our planning guide to get the most out of your trip to the Great Wall of China.

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I trekked to the legendary Great Wall of China to see the 13,000-mile treasure for myself, and it’s even more incredible than I expected; Harrison Jacobs; Business Insider

The Great Wall may be one of the most iconic man-made structures in the world and is a must-see for most travelers. There are many places to see the 13,000+ mile long wall. I decided to visit a section called Mutianyu about 2 hours outside of Beijing.

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The Great Wall of China- 3 spectacular hiking spots; Gemma; Travelettes

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The Opera House debacle is neoliberal hostility to the public at work; Jeff Sparrow; Guardian

It’s difficult to imagine a state government building the Opera House today – we’re lucky it hasn’t been sold off entirely…

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Hiking the Great Wall Away From the Crowds (Where Are We – China 1); Karin Marijke; Landcruising Adventure

Ready for a Great Wall hike? Away from the crowds, we found a remote region just outside Beijing that was perfect for hiking the Great Wall.

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Beijing: City of remarkable contrasts; Euronews

Beijing: City of remarkable contrasts

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10 things you need to know before visiting the Great Wall of China; Belinda Birchall; Matador Network

Beijing isn’t the only place you can visit the wall.

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Why Was the Great Wall of China Built?; Benjamin Elisha Sawe; World Atlas

The Great Wall of China was built for self-defense.

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Did you know these interesting facts about The Great Wall Of China; Khushboo Thakur; NewsTrack Live

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How to see the Great Wall of China; Mercedes Maguire; Escape

There’s a good reason it’s called great – it stretches the equivalent of Sydney to Perth and back and is more than 2300 years old.

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Unique section of the Great Wall draws in visitors; Bai Yang; CCTV

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As people all know what the Great Wall looks like but did you know that some of it is built over water? The Jiumenkou section of the wall in Liaoning Province in North East China is famous for just that.

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