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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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  • October 2, 2017
    A wall with nine dragons. The largest glazed wall of China (I don't know how much they there?). You paid not so much access, is not very very beautiful. There is not so much to do in Datong. Is now a beautiful souvenir shop.
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  • September 21, 2017
    The last and smallest of the three Nine-dragon Screens. The other two are in the Forbidden City and Beihai Park, Beijing  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    OK this is a bit of a funny one. My wife and I and our friends were out walking when they decided that we really should try to see the screen. Unfortunately it was past closing time but we thought we'...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Not much info provided but plenty of history and story to the wall.
  • January 30, 2017
    Ancient wall in Ming dynasty
  • July 8, 2016
    Meticulous
  • June 28, 2017
    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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  • December 23, 2016
    Pit, feeling is not a site, yard is small, us of the Kowloon wall also did not enjoy.
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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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