BEIJING — President Barack Obama on Wednesday visited the Great Wall of China, capping off his three-day visit to China before heading to South Korea.
The president chose a spot on the Badaling section of the Great Wall. A sign said more than 150 million visitors and 460 state chiefs and heads of government had been there.
His position there on a cold windy afternoon yielded views of steep climbs and ancient tiled roofs and the Great Wall stretching to the horizon
"It gives you a good perspective on a lot of the day-to-day things," Obama said. "They don't amount to much in the scope of history . . . Our time here on Earth is not that long, so we better make the best of it."