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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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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  • Nice wall to walk on different parts views, parks and the city. Be poorly maintained.
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  • I went with a couple of friends onto the Nanjing city wall, the section near Zhonghuamen. There the walkable (or rideable, bike rental at the start) part is about 4km long. Very nice views of the city...  more »
  • 南京是我见过传统和现代结合的比较好的城市。古建筑都保存的比较完整。我去的是中华门。登上明城墙。依稀还能感受到古时的威严。一种自豪感油然而生。很值得一去。如果嫌走着累的话。可以租自行车。来回差不多半个小时。