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Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall), Nanjing

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
See an ancient historical site built when the city was the capital of the Ming dynasty at Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall), a long, tall perimeter wall designed to protect the city from invaders. Started by Zhu Yuanzhang, first emperor of the Ming dynasty, in 1366 CE, the wall took 21 years to build, finally being completed in 1386 CE. Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi). Six main sections remain open to the public, primarily centering around the large gates that dot the wall's expanse. Marvel at the work of the 200,000 laborers, building the monumental structure over 600 years ago. Arrange to visit Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall) and other attractions in Nanjing using our Nanjing trip builder.
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  • 甕牆與藏兵洞雖然失去以前的功能,但是現在有好多的展覽可以一觀。登高能見大報恩寺的佛塔,視野不錯。赴近就是老門東,吃東西方便。 
  • Extraordinary nice, with beautiful lake view (starting the walk from Jinming temple). An underrated piece of China. Rather than sharing one square meter with 1000 other people on the most busy pieces ...  read more »
  • Check out the many bricks inscribed with the makers name and details, done as a form of quality control. It is a pity that some of the restorations done are bodges using the wrong materials. 
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