“Decay is inherent in all component things” said the Buddha. The legend holds that this was his final admonition.  The concept of Anicca: in buddhism, translates as ” impermanence and change are the undeniable truths of our existence.”

So it goes even for the Great Wall of China-  In Zhangjiakou, in Hebei province of northern China, some construction in the area is being blamed for undermining the base of a section of the wall. Others say heavy rain. Again, A section has collapsed.

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Construction on this section of the wall dates to the Ming Dynasty, 500 years ago in 1484. The original Great Wall dates back to the 7th century. It seems that several sections of the Great Wall is in disrepair, and in the very poor areas it bisects, some locals still use its components for their own building needs.

A lot of the walls construction is earth works and susceptible to erosion and it’s 4500 mile stretch has been rebuilt through time.

Even though the myth of the Great Wall being visible from outer space or the moon has been long ago busted, We can still see it in low earth orbit, and see this lesson in impermanence glitter in the sun like a revelation.