Beijing Ming City Wall Ruins Park

Starting at the Southeast Corner Tower (turret) in the east and ending at Chongwen Gate in the west, Beijing Ming City Wall Ruins Park nestles in the center of Beijing, which covers an area of 15.5 hectares, including 12.2 hectares of green area. Built in the 17th year (1419) of the Emperor Yongle’s reign during the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644), the Ming City Wall was initially 24 kilometers (15 miles) long, however, only 1.5 -kilometer (0.9 -mile) long section of the wall is retained owing to the …

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