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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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  • August 16, 2017
    Taxi from St. Peter's station is about 10 minutes walk away. This is where St. Peter's Rose Hill a little bit past the front of the temple. Lake Xuanwu, Nanjing urban greenery and scenery was outstanding. You could feel the weight of history is compared to the city wall of Xi'an is one scale or repair State. After that enjoy the impeccable if you explore the beautiful Xuanwu Lake.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Nanjing's walls are pretty much basic protection particularly Zhonghua gate Castle located on it feels great is to work every day through the city walls of ancient monuments which are the marks of history was bars hoping to protect it better
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  • July 20, 2017
    The city wall ptovides a great view on tge city. It's beautifully decorated with light. Night and day alike, Nanjing City Wall is always a good idea.  more »

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