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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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. Put Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall) into our Nanjing trip builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Nanjing.
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  • The wall itself does not add much description. During the game, the children will climb to the wall of the cannon monuments, the road of the middle school colorful colorful blockade, let me feel the people of the historical relics of love and city culture.
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  • Nanjing is doing an amazing job with air pollution, and sunset at the Wall is a must-do. We were there on a Sunday night, and it seems like every family in Nanking had the same idea. Note how the bric...  more »
  • Worth the money to go up on the old wall. Provides a good view back over Nanjing one way and over the lake the other.  more »
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  • not just a physical wall but also a history to be told. Nice to walk along it in a sunny weather with families. In my opinion, one of the nicest experience you will remember for a long time.
  • It's a nice walk and also pretty cool to just see.
  • Tour guide said,"It's built for protection from enemies' attack"
  • Good to walk in the evening and closes the entrance to climb upon the wall
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