One of the world’s most amazing traveller sights is under threat from development work, conservationists claim.

The Great Wall of China is becoming seriously damaged from local legal and illegal mining practices ripping huge chunks out of the surrounding hills below the landmark.

The 6,400 km structure lies across 11 Chinese provinces and attracts millions of travellers every year. But in the towns around Beijing, for example, the mining of copper, iron and nickel are placing the stability of the ancient wall under threat.

Beijing Travel Guide

The Great Wall of China snakes through 11 provinces.

It’s a tragedy to see this this attraction, voted one of the New Wonders of the World, face ruin.

Have you visited China’s Great Wall?

Did you see any signs of erosion?

What should be done to protect the landmark?

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