One thing I noticed not only at the Great Wall, but also from the Forbidden City was the handicraft of the Chinese people. To have built such a great structure by hand is something amazing. I couldn't imagine the amount of time and effort put into the approximately 3,500 mile wall. This was also apparent at the Forbidden City with the hand painted buildings and delicate design structured around special meanings to honor the emperor; for instance, the design of the floor to be uneven so people had to bow their heads. These great structures definitely had thought and time taken into the making, and made me appreciate Chinese people for their devotion. I doubt many Americans would be able to put that much time and effort into something, because we tend to be a more lazy society. We like to rely on technology to do most of our work. Granted the structures were built many years ago, but the Chinese people still take time into putting together crafts such as vases and pictures from scratch.
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