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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
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
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
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
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
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
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