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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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  • is located next to Xuanwu Lake, appreciates the lake time to be able to see it, it is the time witness! Every holiday festival, there will be some lights exhibition, evening to see a flavor!
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  • If I were to redo the walk on the wall around XuanWu Lake, I would have started from ShenCe Gate at ShenCeMen Park (northern end of XuanWu lake, a nearby metro stop would be the Nanjing Railway Statio...  more »
  • So, first step right up! Then you can choose whether to go East or West and have beautiful views, but there will be walking so much!! (Alternatively you can rent a Mountain bike or a minibus). Advice to climb from the city's main Port sud, la porta. And have fun! But even here, non-slip shoes!
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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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