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Average Walls of China

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So China is a pretty cool place. There’s this enormous wall that meanders around the mountainous countryside for over 8,800 km and has been around for over 200 years! It was built to keep out the rabbits or something like that. It’s supposed to be the biggest wall in the world. I visited it not long ago and it was so amazing! Extraordinary! Unbelievable! Unforgettable! But for some silly reason, the Chinese only seem to think it’s great. So they called it The Great Wall of China. Which is a bit disappointing for all the other walls in China, because they can never surpass this status of ‘great’. So, here is an ode to all the other walls in China, that are good, but because of that really big, really old wall, can never become great.

  1. Putian
An average but interesting wall in Putian, China
An average but interesting wall in Putian, China

2. Beijing

A beautifully coloured wall in Beijing, China
A beautifully coloured wall in Beijing, China

3. Xi’An

An interesting shade of green on this wall in Xi'An, China
An interesting shade of green on this wall in Xi’An, China

4. Shanghai

A grubby but interesting combination of wall/doors/windows/hand basin in Shanghai, China
A grubby but interesting combination of wall/doors/windows/hand basin in Shanghai, China

5. Putian again

Beautiful painting brightening up this wall in Putian, China
Beautiful painting brightening up this wall in Putian, China

6. Beijing again

A very confused wall in Beijing, China
A very confused wall in Beijing, China

7. Another Shanghai

A beautifully symmetrical wall in Shanghai, China
A beautifully symmetrical wall in Shanghai, China

8. Putian has a lot of nice walls

A wall that holds a secret door to the back streets of Putian, China
A wall that holds a secret door to the back streets of Putian, China

9. Another Xi’An

The 14km long city wall in Xi'An, China
The 14km long city wall in Xi’An, China

10. Guilin

A very nationalistic wall in a roadside noodle shop in Guilin, China
A very nationalistic wall in a roadside noodle shop in Guilin, China

11. A forbidden wall (Oooo)

One of the less noticed walls in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China
One of the less noticed walls in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China

12. Yangshuo

One of the most culturally diverse walls I've ever seen in Yangshuo, China
One of the most culturally diverse walls I’ve ever seen in Yangshuo, China

13. Globallised wall

Not a wall I was expecting to see in Putian, China
Not a wall I was expecting to see in Putian, China

14. Another Beijing

A cute fruit window in a wall in the Summer Palace, Beijing, China
A cute fruit window in a wall at the Summer Palace, Beijing, China

15. Xi’An again

A relatively accurate wall in Xi'An, China
A relatively accurate wall in Xi’An, China

16. Beijing

A very very good wall in Beijing airport, China
A very very good wall in Beijing airport, China

However, it is difficult to beat something as great as this.

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