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Nine Dragon Screen, Datong

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3.1/5 based on 150+ 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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  • I’ve always wanted to visit this wall, as it is very famous in China. It’s a perfect attraction to visit in Datong City along with a nice walking over the huge wall surrounding the city and a deliciou...  read more »
  • Nice to see. Not overly touristy and could be missed if you aren't careful as it is behind a wall. We walked here from the hotel, maybe 5-10 minute walk. 
  • not spectacular, but nice to see. There's a similar wall in Pingyao. STaff at the entrance was very rude. 
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