Site of Ming City Wall Park, Beijing

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  • Once these walls were 24 klms in length around the city, now this 300 m section is the only section following their demolition by the Govt in the 1960s to make way for roads and train lines..............  more »
  • I think that it’s fair to say don’t exert yourself to make this a must visit. But I could also be unfair in saying that, as many friends who visit Beijing often remark how sad they are that Beijing no...  more »
  • Tried to visit by friend and just as the Beijing city wall remains of the old. Stone used on the walls reminiscent of time. Fancy place but seems to keep watch from the point of view of historical value is not, and would not hurt. At the entrance to automatic vending machines in a library book lending machines, had little interest in. You could rent.
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  • Great little walking park along the old Ming Dynasty City Wall. The wall's in great shape, all things considered (probably got restored recently), and the walking paths are well-maintained. Lots of families make use of it and I saw several old folks exercise groups and dance groups. Really nice for an evening walk, and for the part that's along the wall, it's free.
  • Not many people. Ticket only 10 yuan. Not very big. You can tell most of it is redone, if you've been to Xi'an you can skip this. Such a shame the government destroyed the wall back in the day. Spring is best time to go. You can still see some of the old wall on the Westside, but can't go there. Has bathrooms.
  • Great walking area
  • It's directly accessible from exit B of the Chongwenmen metro station on line 2 or 5. From here, you'll be on the west end of the park. Continue east along the length of the 1.5 km section of wall from Chongwenmen to Dongbianmen. It's the only remaining section of wall from the Ming dynasty and used to form the inner city wall. It's a nice stroll and you'll see many locals. At the east end, the gate tower has a 10 RMB entrance fee. The Red Gate gallery is located in the tower. Not a major attraction for tourists.
  • What a shame that we Chinese ourselves destroyed the Peking City with savage madness and stupidity! In year 2000, Beijing gov restored the Wall with bricks that had been taken by Beijing city's own residents, who themselves tore down the Wall in the 1950s, for building a small house just to improve their living condition, as part of the revolution led by Chairman Mao to be against Feudalism. Is it ironic that Sicheng Liang who had protected Japan's Kyoto and Nara from nuclear bomb can't stop Chinese stupidity dismantling the Peking City Wall? 60 years ago, we destroyed all of the Wall, which had been lasting for about 500 years, because it represented the Feudalism in our leaders' view. 50 years ago, we restored part of the Wall to what it seems to have been lasted for several hundreds years to attract tourism. In 1950s, the "Liang-Chen planning(梁陈方案)" was not executed for the leaders short sight. Liang-Chen planning(梁陈方案), initiated by Sicheng Liang and Zhanxiang Chen, was an overall city proposal, which aims to remain all Peking City as a whole as it was before 1949, and to propose the location of Central Government near Gongzhufen(公主坟) and supporting transportation facilities and residential area around Gongzhufen, minimizing the transportation distance from work for government staff. Because Peking City, before 1949, is the only and unique well-preserved city that has been lasting for nearly 500 years and is not suitable to stand large scale construction. The supporting facility in old Peking City was too out-dated for running a government and because it could sabotage the whole City. Then Chairman Mao turned the planning and took Russian's planning which views Peking City as a useless and meaningless ancient City and proposes to construct all the government buildings alongside Chang'an Street. Then nightmare began. Wall built in Ming Dynasty was tore down by residences themselves in Peiking City to have additional living room.

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