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 Originally made up of 300 million bricks held together by lime, tong oil, and glutinous rice, and stretching out for 35 km (22 mi), the remaining sections span 25 km (16 mi).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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Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall) Reviews
Went there for a walk after a business diner, it really gives a feeling for how much history is in Nanjing more »
Great place to go. You get great views from all around the city. If you are into fitness you can walk all around the walls. I did partway. Was enough for me. There are buggies that Will take you... more »
One of the most beautiful places in Nanjing. The ancient wall standing along the river make the view better than ever... It is considered as the entrance of the city center, a protective object for attacks from outside in the past. It must use so much manpower to build up this great wall, and the historic value has been lived forever with the time.
Before seeing great wall it's good to visit this place and for us it was free but normally its charging to enter
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