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Nine Dragon Screen, Datong

(3.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Nine Dragon Screen into our Datong travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • What disappoint, it is that there is only the wall to see, but the dragons are remarkable (4 claws instead of the usual 5) to admire the details, and each Dragon taken separately is superb
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  • it costs 10 yuan and will take abot 10 minutes to see but it is a beautiful piece of ancient architecture 
  • The wall of nine dragons is original and is very well preserved. Almost in the center of Datong, it is worth a visit
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  • 仔细看真的很厉害不过不讨小孩喜欢
  • 美不胜收
  • 非常小,就一個院子圍住一扇牆,人若不多,倒還好。
  • Meticulous
  • 每條龍的姿態色彩都不同!