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Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall), Nanjing

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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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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  • When in Nanjing it is easy for you to combine a visit to the Nanjing City Wall and Xuanwu lake since the lake is next to the wall. The city wall is impressive and dates back to the Ming dynasty. Since...  more »
  • Cost 30RMB to climb the stairs to the wall. Those above get in at halh price...hehe, need proof of age. There's nothing special and unlike the Xi'an wall and Beijing wall, this has some sort of Englis...  more »
  • It is a place you can feel that Nanjing was the capital of China. On the walls are exploring as more achievable. I think it was yours truly does not rotate in relation to time and energy all the time, energy and interest are all around too good. I think it's interesting buildings Nanjing looks calm of Xuanwu Lake from the top of the wall and on the other side of the gap.
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