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Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall), Nanjing

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Historic Site
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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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 entrance to the wall is worth 30 yuan, a beautiful view opens in good weather without smog. Good place for a long walk, in one of the directions you can reach the temple with soothing mantras. On the wall there is nothing to buy, so you should arm yourself with water beforehand. Down can be in several places.
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  • 明朝時建立的古城牆,雖然南京有兩千兩百多年的歷史,但是卻沒有太多的歷史文物保留下來,城牆很漂亮,但是要人民幣五十的門票,有些誇張  more »
  • Take a nice stroll along the wall that kept Nanjing safe. You can see the whole city and get some amazing pictures.  more »