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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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  • Way down the road to the left goes to the Temple of St. Peter's, a vegetarian restaurant and takes you to the wall. To rise above 30 yuan admission fee is required, but great view of Xuanwu Lake from here. By the way I walked to Xuanwu.
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  • It is right next to he Jiming Temple. You can visit the temple and climb up to the city wall where you will find beautiful scenery of the city s well as the lake that the walls are surrounding. This l...  more »
  • Visited in November 2017, great to walk around, with great views of the city and river. Highly recommended if visiting Nanjing  more »

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You won't find a shortage of accommodations in Nanjing, a modern metropolis long on the radars of domestic and international tourists. Look south of the main railway station, following Central Road, to find the primary districts where visitors stay, with clusters of high-rise hotels--some luxurious and others standard, but all comfortable. A number of smaller boutiques set in formerly residential buildings provide atmospheric, well-maintained, and budget-friendly options. Take a look at the side streets around Central Road for a wealth of hostels and guesthouses.
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