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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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  • The wall is beautifully preserved and the bricks with the individual stamping of the makers had me fascinated. Loved the canons and enjoyed watching many brides have their photos taken. Beautiful view...  more »
  • Not as impressive as the city wall in Xi'An but a very nice walk along the lake side especially on a nice day  more »
  • Well preserved wall with massive park and grounds to explore. We were able to explore different facets of the park and observe the daily routines of the local Nanjingers. We also visited Buddhist temp...  more »
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  • not just a physical wall but also a history to be told. Nice to walk along it in a sunny weather with families. In my opinion, one of the nicest experience you will remember for a long time.
  • Nice view to the city, worth to visit!
  • It's a nice walk and also pretty cool to just see.
  • Tour guide said,"It's built for protection from enemies' attack"
  • Zhu Yuanzhang Construction, after renovation, but the city brick Basic or original, a strong sense of history, sigh.
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