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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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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  • Fortress wall in Nanjing is one of the central attractions of the ancient capital of China. If you will take a walk on the wall-it is necessary to use!
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  • We took the south wall gate entrance and rented a golf cart type vehicle. That was so fun to stop to take pictures and hit the bumps. You get it for one hour so that was more than even time to do the ...  more »
  • I spent the morning walking around the lake and then a good few hours exploring the wall, which was great. Even though its not as impressive as the Great Wall or Xian its still pretty cool and a great...  more »