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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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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  • The wall is quite impressive for how long it is, size, and historical significance. At the China Gate there are golf cart rentals to ride along the wall. Other places it's nice to just walk along the ...  more »
  • We drove by it several times and it was cool all the time. There were engravings on the wall and it was so cool to see the history of this wonderful city!  more »
  • 來南京不去中華門城甕我覺得就是白來了一是它是目前保持最好的城牆.能在上面走動和開車40分鐘.有4個回字型的城甕感覺氣勢宏大又耐人觀賞.有明代開國的雄風.登上城甕還能看到大報恩寺一舉兩得  more »