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Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come to Nanjing, you should try to stand the city wall to review the whole city and imagine the Ming Dynasty.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the reviews are right. Nice walk great scenery and lovely lake. Even though I was here during a holiday and was packed it was a beautiful area and well worth a look

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

It is nice to see this remnant of another age still standing, although heavily rebuilt I imagine. I walked the section near the Nanjing Museum as I wanted to stay close to the metro. Not as impressive as Xian’s city wall, but good exercise.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Panamajoe2017
Reviewed January 16, 2019

With reportedly one of the longest city circular walls in the world, this defensive structure was built to protect the Ming Dynasty in the 1300's. For me the most interesting aspect was that individual bricks in the wall were "signed" to indicate where they were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Wall was extremely long! I took 3 hours to walk the entire wall but luckily there is a paid tram ride so was able to get to Fuzimiao in 10 mins.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

not something special in this place. if you have extra time, visit. otherwise skip. get ready for long walk..

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

Thought the wall would've been a little more special, with more history narratives, but it's pretty much just a wall. Much wider than the Great Wall, so it looks more formidable and impressive in terms of scale. The carved calligraphy on the bricks are probably...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DougChan
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

A very well presented city wall similar to Xian. Exits and entrances can be problematic if you just wander along the base of the wall. Excellent views of the lake.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Iain K
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Nexus holidays took us through Nanjing and i was surprised to see a fully intact unbroken wall that surrounds the city. It was completed by the Ming dynasty. Apparently the japanese imperial army could not break through for 6 months as the troops behind the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from Mattingly_34 | Reviewed this property |
Zhong huamen(中华门)station, it’s around 1.2km away to the old wall. It is 1.2 km. It is just 5 minutes by bike and 17 minutes by walk.
March 28, 2016|
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Response from Uli_in_Germany | Reviewed this property |
It depends where you coming from. There is bus from city center but taxi is not very expensive either. Best place is to go to Gate of China as this is the most historic and well preserved part. You can walk on the wall for... More