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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. 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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  • Right in the center of the city, it is a small exhibit with a modest entance fee. Beautiful in color and detail.  more »
  • A short minute walk from downtown Datong. Not as spectacular as other attractions but still interesting  more »
  • It's better to see photo of the wall than the wall itself. It's small, not well preserved and most of all boring. If you don't want to spend your 10 yuans for few beers, you have to much time and you ...  more »
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  • Not much info provided but plenty of history and story to the wall.
  • Ancient wall in Ming dynasty
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  • Three great nine Chinese Dragon Wall one. Come to Datong, without seeing this go, and I'm sure later Beijing-9 consists of watching the Dragon Wall, exposing it to.
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  • Pit, feeling is not a site, yard is small, us of the Kowloon wall also did not enjoy.
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Where to stay in Datong

As well as restoring and recreating its historical sites in recent years, Datong has been building hotels. Fairly evenly spread across what is a fairly small and non-residential urban area, you'll find a number of hotels offering standard and luxury options, with some high-rises providing good views of the ordered streets of the city. Budget-friendly options can be found off the main boulevards throughout Datong, and include guesthouses, the odd youth hostel, and budget hotels.
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