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Nine Dragon Screen, Datong

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Admire the intricate ornamets of flying, golden-scaled dragons at Datong’s Nine Dragon Screen, the oldest and largest glazed wall in China. With its impressive size, 8 m (26 ft) high, 43.5 m (149 ft) long, and 2.02 m (6.6 ft) thick, the wall, built in 1392, features 426 specially-fired glazed bricks. They form exceptionally well-preserved glazed dragons, with images of dogs, oxen, deer, rabbits, and other animals all visible. Superbly colored green waves on the bottom and the background of blue and yellow clouds make this piece of art a great photo stop opportunity. Admire the pond with a stone bridge in front of the wall, creating a lovely reflection of this exquisite work of art. Plan to visit Nine Dragon Screen during your Datong vacation using our convenient Datong trip planning website .
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  • For a 10 Yuan entry fee, you get to see the 9 dragon wall on its own in a yard, which gives great perspective to how big it is, you can spend time taking in the detail. We went in winter and had the p...  more »
  • It's just a wall. It's cool to check out if it's along the way or if you've nothing to do. But it's just a wall with some dragons and you go take some selfies. Nothing else! No history behind it that ...  more »
  • The screen itself has tons of history but there's nothing much else around it. It's a nice pit-stop but def. not a major attraction. If you don't have time, would skip it.  more »
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  • Do not expect to see a nice and beautiful wall in a park. This is the original wall built at the start of the Ming Dynasty.It is not very big, but it is one of the three famous Nine Dragon Screen walls in China, and this is the oldest and most enduring one. It is partially restored so it may look a little tired.
  • Not much info provided but plenty of history and story to the wall.
  • Ancient wall in Ming dynasty
  • Meticulous
  • 中國三個九龍壁北京.大同.平遙 大同為最大的一座九龍壁 其景點除了九龍壁外 就沒有任何景觀 期待將來九龍壁前正在興建的 仿明代舊宮殿完工
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