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The local government has done a good job to update and maintain the city wall to allow younger... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Datong for kids

My kids, aged 10, 8 and 5 loved cycling on the six-person bike we hired on the City Wall of Datong... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Dalian, China
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The local government has done a good job to update and maintain the city wall to allow younger generation to understand history of the city of Datong. The structure was built recently, copying the old wall erected 800 years ago as much as possible. New...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My kids, aged 10, 8 and 5 loved cycling on the six-person bike we hired on the City Wall of Datong. My 5-year-old couldn’t reach the pedals but my older two managed fine. It took about an hour to do one lap. The Wall is...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Have always had a fascination with the concept of ancient city walls and moats . We see them in action movies all the time but there are not too many places you can see them. China is an exception and has a few but it’s...More

Thank RelaxedJohn
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

New walls. Very wide. Walked a quarter of the entire section in about an hour (Very leisurely). Bikes for hire on the wall but only tandems or funny sit by side jobs. Good views out over and not many people in the evening. Was hard...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

A pleasant thing to do in early evening. Once we found the way up it was lovely to be able to see the city from above. Passport is needed to get the free ticket to he walls.

Thank Marian B
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I went in the evening and saw the differences in view between day and night. Lightings to the interval towers are switched on as night falls. Surreal and romantic. Bring along your passport. It is free to get up but require a show of id....More

Thank femmemme
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Great structure but redone recently so looks a bit new. Must have been great in its heyday. there is a moat round the whole structure which is pretty impressive

Thank beijingheart
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Yes, they look good and pleasant to walk around, but I can't imagine fighting off anyone except the tour buses. As our taxi driver explained "The old ones were difficult to walk on and dangerous so we built new better ones" [2010-2014]. When we visited...More

Thank Mikecc46
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This impressive wall was built on 1372 , Ming Dynasty, on older walls . 7 km long and 14 meters high . 4 main gates and 46 watchtowers. Best view at sunrise .

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Standing on this wall, i cant help but imagine rows of archer, guns, cannons, and soldier trying to defend the city from invaders... such a gigantic and majestic wall, worth visiting. the view from the top is impressive as well. there are alot of wooden...More

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