City Wall of Nanjing

October-November 2008
Having become an Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang shifted the capital to Nanjing. At the same time construction of the city wall, the longest in China and the world — its length was 33.5 km — already started. Presently its length is 19 km. It took 21 years for 200 thousand workers to build that wall! Average height of the wall is like a 4-storied house — 12 meters. At certain points its height goes as high as 21 meters. Previously there existed another outer wall made of earth. Only 8 gates remained out of 13.

You can go for free to the section of the Nanjing wall near the Yuejiang tower. For entering the southern section with the Zhonghua gates you have to pay.

Nanjing city wall near YiFeng gate

Nanjing city wall near YiFeng gate.

Nanjing city wall near YiFeng gate

"Nanjing city wall near YiFeng gate.


YiFeng Gate

YiFeng Gate.


Bricks of the Nanjing city wall

Bricks of the Nanjing city wall.


Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Monument at the city wall. «Support the government, love the people»


Section of the wall close to the Purple Mountain.

Section of the wall close to the Purple Mountain.


Gate in the east part of Nanjing

Gate in the east part of Nanjing.


Southern part of the city wall

Southern part of the city wall. The Zhonghua gate.


Southern part of the city wall. The Zhonghua gate.

Southern part of the city wall. The Zhonghua gate.

Southern part of the city wall. The Zhonghua gate. -- ↑ Click on photo to see larger image ↑


Southern part of the city wall.

Southern part of the city wall.


Southern part of the city wall of Nanjing

Southern part of the city wall of Nanjing.


Inside the wall

The wall is interrupted in this place

The wall is interrupted in this place.


The wall is interrupted in this place

The wall is interrupted in this place
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