Great Wall misstep

This item appears on page 64 of the November 2016 issue.
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A crumbling, 5-mile section of China’s Great Wall was repaired with sand and concrete, resulting in a flat, sidewalk-like surface that has been described as “ugly.” The repair to the 645-year-old section of the wall, in Suizhong County in northeastern China, was done in 2014 but only recently came to light because, while that portion of the wall can be visited, it is not open for trekking. 


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