Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall)

Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall)

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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,708 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
The wall is pretty tall for a city wall and has some great views of the xity. We first saw the wall in the Ming Tomb area and climbed on to it in the Xuanwu Lake area near Jimingsi metro station.

The price to get on the wall is 30 RMB and it offers some really good views of the surrounding areas. Not many bathrooms up there so do plan to go before going on or wait until the end. The path is uneven so bring a good pair of shoes.
Written March 30, 2021
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA891 contributions
Oct 2022
Comparable to Xi'ian City Wall, we were amazed by the architecture and history of the place. Went for a long walk in both directions and also visited the City Wall Museum nearby. Great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Nanjing.
Written November 6, 2022
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UOtterTravel
Port Saint Lucie, FL1,286 contributions
Apr 2019
We took a day trip to Nanjing from Shanghai and saw parts of the wall in multiple locations. It was great to have personal guides who spoke English and could give us the history. We visited shortly after the Chinese New Year/Lantern Festival and many lanterns were still up on the wall. Many were very large, which was surprising to us. We were told that brickmakers from across the country made the bricks and each brick had the maker's mark on it. If a brick arrived broken, the brickmaker had a second chance to make the bricks, and if they arrived broken a second time they were most likely executed.
Written March 21, 2020
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Giz
53 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
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 around. Chairs & kiosks to stop & rest. It is a fair walk from one entrance to another. The views are worth & history along the way. Towers to peak out from. Well worth a visit.
Written February 26, 2020
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,070 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Leaving the Jiming Temple, we took a 5 minutes’ walk to the Nanjing City Wall.

Current Nanjing City Wall is built in Ming Dynasty, some 600 years ago. In order to cope with the winding landscape, unlike most of the Chinese City Walls (e.g., Xi-an), the Nanjing City Wall was not designed in square shape. This makes the pictures of Nanjing City Wall somewhat resembling that of the Great Wall. Majestic and beautiful.

Another characteristic of the Nanjing City Wall is that all of the bricks of the wall were stamped with the names of the brick makers and supervision officers. It is to make sure the quality of the bricks, and to ascertain blame once the brick failed.

This section of Nanjing Wall is well preserved. On the wall, overlooks the Xuanwu Lake on one side and the city on the other. The wall, the lake, the city,.....the sceneries are gorgeous.
Written November 19, 2017
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bweeindc
Washington DC, District of Columbia122 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
If I were to redo the walk on the wall around XuanWu Lake, I would have started from ShenCe Gate at ShenCeMen Park (northern end of XuanWu lake, a nearby metro stop would be the Nanjing Railway Station stop on the green line or XinMoFan stop on the blue line) and walk approximately 5.3 miles (8.5 km) to ZhongShan Gate (midway between the Ming Palace and MuXuYuan metro stops on the red line). You could also hop off at JieFang Gate (nearest metro is the JiMing Temple stop on the green line). See the attached photos for other possible places and associated distances to hop off from XuanWu Gate.

I was charged 30 RMB at XuanWu Gate. At ZhongShan Gate (near ZhongShanMen park and the Nanjing Museum), it was only 10 RMB.

From the ZhongShan gate, it would be an additional mile (1.6 km) along MingLing Road to one of the entrance gates of the Ming XiaoLing Mausoleum.
Written January 2, 2018
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Peter
Pensacola, FL1,518 contributions
Feb 2014 • Friends
The Nanjing City Wall is a fantastic sight to see and well worth the effort to visit if you find yourself in Nanjing. It is said to be the largest intact city wall in China. And honestly, I preferred it to the much more famous Great Wall outside Beijing. Perhaps because it was not as hyped, or crowded, or smoggy.

We went in late winter and there was no crowd to speak of. A blessing at any tourist attraction in China. You must purchase a ticket and enter through one of the "gates" - which means climb up one of the ramparts that is accessible to tourists. Once on top, you'll start to get an idea of just what an incredible feat of labor it must have been to create such a massive structure. Very interesting.

Note that each brick has the makers name inscribed on it. Early Quality Control Engineering at its finest!
Written December 13, 2014
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wenwensong
Los Angeles, CA13 contributions
Mar 2019
I was surprised to see the city wall when I first visited. The wall is a tourist attraction that requires a minimal fee, its a nice walk on the wall, and you will get a great view of the city. It is also decorated with lanterns (some in animal shapes) and lights up at night. Very pretty. It is definitely worth a visit if you like history:
Did you know Nanjing was the capital of China before Beijing? The city of Nanjing still has its original City Wall from about 600 years ago from the Ming Dynasty although the city had grown in size over the years. It took 21 years to complete and is one of the largest city walls ever constructed in China.
Written June 7, 2019
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Leesah65
Singapore, Singapore121 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I expected to see more about the history of the wall. Perhaps, the special features of the wall, e.g. the calligraphy on the bricks should be given a little more prominence, as this could easily be missed if you are not aware of it.
The significance of the wall in Nanjing history could also be highlighted, with better signage and write-ups.
As is, the City Wall lacks the grandeur it deserves.
Written November 2, 2018
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talia679
Draper, UT88 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Go here along with Jiming temple and Xuanwu lake. They are all right next to each other and it makes for an amazing day in Nanjing! It is a good walking distance from the metro and I dont remember the exact prices but they were very reasonable, especially for students like me :D
Written December 12, 2017
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