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Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall)

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Address: Nanjing 210001, China
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Interesting Wall with Great Views

One of the few wall still largely intact in many places. We entered near the Zhongshan Gate and from there we had good views over the lake and surrounding area. The only downside... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nanjing, China
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The wall is great for a walk around the city. It's well kept and there are many different areas you can explore, e.g. walk next to the lake on the northern side or close to zhong hua men in the south. There's something for everyone.

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entered near museum just before December sunset. Light mist and cold, had it all to ourselves. Thousands of bricks have writing and makers mark still plainly visible from the 1360's. While lights on edges of crenellations and gates diffused in mist. 28 years to construct using rice water and tung tree oil mixed with lime as the mortar- long lasting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few wall still largely intact in many places. We entered near the Zhongshan Gate and from there we had good views over the lake and surrounding area. The only downside now is that there is an entry fee, fewer access points to the wall, and limited entry times.

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Vladivostok, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think it's a great place to visit, first you can explore the Zhonghua Gate in Old town and the either take a walk along the wall or rent bike / golf car. Be prepared for a long way. And bring your water with you ) Entry fee is 50 yuan. Attraction opens at 10am and closes at 8pm, so... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We took the south wall gate entrance and rented a golf cart type vehicle. That was so fun to stop to take pictures and hit the bumps. You get it for one hour so that was more than even time to do the whole wall where they allow the carts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I spent the morning walking around the lake and then a good few hours exploring the wall, which was great. Even though its not as impressive as the Great Wall or Xian its still pretty cool and a great way to understand the history of Nanjing. Off you go then!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

One of the many city walls around the Nanjing city. Take a 2-hour walk along the top of the walls for some good views of the Xuanwu lake.

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Nanjing's city walls are certainly impressive. But I preferred the walls at for example Xi'an, as you can cycle at the top of them (whereas in Nanjing, you can just walk along the walls at the bottom). Still, there are quite a lot of footpaths along the bottom of the walls, so walking along them makes up for a nice... More 

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Thank teturtia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I was taken to this place by the conference organizers. Its a beautiful place and you get one of the best views of the Nanjing city atop of this wall. It is rich in its heritage and gives a deep insight into the defenses of the Ming dynasty. The view especially of the sunset from the top of this wall... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The wall is great to look at and has a lot of history to it; unfortunately, a lot of the history you will have to find on your own. I do recommend seeing it and looking into the hostory

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