Monday, June 18, 2007

Ming City Wall Ruins Park

Running along the northern side of Chongwenmen Dongdajie from Chongwen Men to the South East Corner Watch Tower is the reconstructed Ming City Wall Ruins Park (Tel: 10 6527 0574).

Ming City Wall Ruins Park

The 1km-long wall south of Beijing Railway Station was rebuilt with both original and new stones fitted using a traditional lime-and-plaster cement.

Opened in 2002, the landscaped park is free to enter and a pleasant place to stroll after visiting the Watchtower. The wall is illuminated after dark.

Along with Huangchenggen Relics Park, (Imperial City Wall Relics Park) in downtown Beijing, the Ming City Wall Ruins Park are the only two surviving sections of Beijing's original four Ming Dynasty walls: the Forbidden City wall, the Imperial City wall, the inner city wall and the outer city wall.

Ming City Wall Ruins Park

Access

Chongwenmen Subway Station (Circle Line)

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