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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
  • We had a difficult time looking for the nine dragon screen. When we arrived and asked to pay 10 rmb to get inside i was expecting to see more. When we passed the gate/entrance we immediately saw the s...  more »
  • Simpemente is a very simple place, a wall, old very well worked. There are special price for over 60 years.
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  • Like what the title says. It's literally just a wall. Unless you're really into walls/ancient Chinese culture, then this place will be OK i guess. If you want to give this wall a visit anyway, it's lo...  more »
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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!