English translation of '长城'
the Great Wall
As one of the longest man-made mega structures in the world, the Great Wall of China is nearly 4,000 miles in length, reaching from the border of Xinjiang province in the west to the eastern coast just north of Beijing. It is probably the most famous of China's landmarks, and was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. There are records of fortifications being built along the route which date from the 3rd century BC, although most of what remains today was built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Built as a defence mechanism, its primary function was to withstand invasions by the northern tribes.
Translation of 长城 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary