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Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall)

Nanjing 210001, China
+86 512 6561 0149
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Great place for photography, both of the wall and of places around it

If I were to redo the walk on the wall around XuanWu Lake, I would have started from ShenCe Gate at... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
History preserved for you to walk on

We walked the section of the wall near Xuanwu lake. It costs $30 RMB per person, but those older... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Lawrence S
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Nanjing 210001, China
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

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...More

1  Thank bweeindc
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We walked the section of the wall near Xuanwu lake. It costs $30 RMB per person, but those older than 60 are free. Students are also half price. Once you get up on the wall, it goes for miles and miles and is very well...More

Thank Lawrence S
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank talia679
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the founder of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the city wall of Nanjing was erected. The wall was to consolidate his sovereignty and keep out invaders. This city wall of Nanjing was among the largest city walls ever constructed in China. This...More

1  Thank GAN L
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This was a gate to Nanjing. Make sure you do not get caught in the middle. They might pour hot oil on you. In Chinese men=gate. Good for about 1 hour visit

Thank Todd T
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Walked the length of the wall which was super relaxing in the afternoon. Find the concept of the wall very intriguing.

Thank Thorpie77
Reviewed 20 November 2017

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),...More

3  Thank liucy752
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best preserved city walls in Asia I’ve come across. Great views and some interesting artefacts. Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible, but once you’re up on the top it’s suitable for all ages.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Start the wall walk at the Jiming Temple pagoda, if you can make the climb. The scenery is terrific, and you will experience both the inner wall near the pagoda, and the lake wall. At the lake wall, I suggest walking north to the gate...More

1  Thank RockiesExpert
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It is right next to he Jiming Temple. You can visit the temple and climb up to the city wall where you will find beautiful scenery of the city s well as the lake that the walls are surrounding. This lake was the naval training...More

Thank Ömer Y
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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