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Wanli Changcheng

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#32932
Fun:*** (3)
Difficulty:** (1.55)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



I am like a gigantic dragon winding through deserts, grasslands and plateaus,
and am well over 2,500 years old.
I am high, strong and massive and have a greyish-blue colour,
but parts of my body are now in ruins and have disappeared,
although sections of me that still remain have great historical significance.
I began as a baby dragon some 700 years before the Christ appeared on this earth,
and as the years endured I grew to be an adult,
all the while continuing to strengthen my keepers.
Whilst I am considered to be the longest graveyard in the world,
no one is ever buried within me anymore.

What am I?


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Comments

GebbieRoseAus*
Sep 10, 2006

Don't know what "wanli changcheng" means, but knew it from the first two lines. You've been traveling! Good job, clever!
lorpen*au*
Sep 10, 2006

Gee these riddles of yours are very good Jazz. Thanks.
ShadowmistAus
Sep 10, 2006

Nice job, not too hard but not too easy.
vlermaAus*
Sep 10, 2006

At first I thought you were referring to the sphynix but after rereading I did firgure it out. Nice job and your additional informatiion was great. Thanks. More please.
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 10, 2006

Thank you all
GilmoreGirl63
Sep 12, 2006

I was actually able to get this one! Yay! Great riddle!
scallioAus*
Sep 13, 2006

Easy but still so interesting because of the details you included with the answer. I learned something new today! Thanks for a great teaser!
shoulder_angelAus*
Sep 15, 2006

I can't say that it was hard, but very well-written! Good job jazzmusician46!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Sep 15, 2006

Thanks for that, much appreciated. I try and vary the difficulty of riddles so the younger Braingle members can have a fair go too.
bookworm91**
Apr 20, 2007

Yay, a riddle I got before I was done! Now I feel smart. Lol. But this a great teaser!
4demo*
Aug 10, 2007

Since I know Chinese, I got the answer as soon as I read the title, but I still enjoyed reading the riddle and explanation. Good teaser!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Aug 14, 2007

Thanks for that
MadelulabelleAus*
Sep 25, 2007

Good one, I got it from about the first sentence, but I enjoyed it all the same. I especially liked all the information you gave about the Wall. Great teaser!!!
mosca*us*
Dec 10, 2007

Nice teaser! I first thought of Hadrian's Wall, but realized it had to be older than that!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Dec 10, 2007

thanks Mosca
calmsaviorAus*
Jan 03, 2008

Only about a fifth of it still remains, ad continues to suffer from erosion.
lucy_i*gb*
Mar 24, 2008

Yup, I knew it from first line, even tho wasnt qute sure why lol
Very nice
MegananAus*
Mar 24, 2008

Great job. Not too easy or too hard
bradon182001*us*
Mar 24, 2008

Didn't give myself enough ttime to even think about it. Once again Jazz, very good, informative teaser. You're the best. Thanks for posting.
builderus*
Mar 24, 2008

Well written, fun, easy. Getting buried in the wall doesn't sound like a very good job description.
tommysmo*
Mar 24, 2008

very easy and an impressive sight if you ever get to go.
avonmaAus*
Mar 24, 2008

Great teaser! I didn't know that workers were buried there; I was thinking it might be a glacier. So, I thought it was hard; but, like many others, I learned something today. Thanks!
FatHeadAus*
Mar 24, 2008

I had no idea, but the title sounded Chinese or something.
SSVillalobos*
Mar 24, 2008

Nicely written, and a good explanation following. Good work!
Trishgal*us*
Mar 24, 2008

Great, I learned some things... Thx.
SweetPotatoAus*
Mar 24, 2008

I got it on the first line, but learned a lot from your history lesson ... thank you for that.

PS: We will soon have a Great Wall of the Rio Grande ... I hope not, though. What a waste!
locutus13dsus*
Mar 24, 2008

Did not get it--Good one thouggh---
rt1819Aus*
Mar 24, 2008

This was very easy but also very clever and well written.
zaya*
Mar 24, 2008

Too easy, got it on the first two lines.
2ndhandroseca*
Mar 24, 2008

Very good Teaser & Informative.
I am no good at history, so of
course I couldn't solve it. But
enjoyed trying and reading the
history

Thanks Jazz
auntiesisAus*
Mar 24, 2008

Jazz, very good teaser. I got it about half way through, but still enjoyed reading the whole thing. Send us some more.
Fire_Shell96*us*
Mar 24, 2008

I knew it instantly because I speak chinese and recognized it from the title. Nice teaser!
harrypotter4444A*
Mar 24, 2008

this was a very clever teaser and I really enjoyed it.THANKS!
common-senseiAus*
Mar 24, 2008

Great history on the Great Wall.
What's amazing is that over and
during the last 2000+ years, the
Chinese could build a great wall
using ancient methods to keep
their enemies out.
Today the the United States using
much more advanced building and
construction technology, can't even
build a Descent FENCE to keep
illegal aliens out!?! Go figure!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 24, 2008

Thanks all of you for the fantastic positive comments! I really enjoyed writing it for Braingle. It is certainly an amazing sight to behold!
Lassie730
Mar 25, 2008



Great job! I learned something
tiday.
MadelulabelleAus*
Mar 25, 2008

I remember this teaser from a while ago...congrats on teaser of the day. I love this riddle!!!
jazzmusician46Aau*
Mar 28, 2008

Thank you
s_o_sAen*
Apr 06, 2008

I got it quickly but still enjoyed it as it was so interesting! Well done & thanks
JessicaGAau*
Jun 01, 2009

Jazz, you haven't submitted a teaser in AGES!
when are you gonna do another?
this one is awesome, as per usual :-)
jarmihius*
Mar 24, 2011

I guess it doesn't help if I know Mandarin...
spirit_shadow
Mar 24, 2011

Arg, the title kinda spoiled the teaser for me. I knew what it was pinyin for. ><
Simsker
Mar 24, 2011

Lol I'm Chinese(not really mainland though)bit this is a really cool teaser!It's kind of disturbing though,the fact that within every one metre of the great wall is a worker,I WALKED THAT THING!!!:O
kittygirl19cus*
Mar 24, 2011

CHINESE DRAGON!
Babe*
Mar 24, 2014

Everything that needed to be said has already been written so I will just leasve this
Zykezexus*
Mar 24, 2014

Read the hint- got it
cutebugAus*
Mar 24, 2014

Easy, but well written.
catmom*us*
Mar 24, 2014

Easy once I read the hint.



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