Bombarded by the high rises and futuristic buildings of Beijing, you may be a bit disappointed at the superficial modernity of Beijing with “traditional Chinese elements” diminishing fast. But opposite to that trend, the Beijing government has been doing proactively to restore the historical sites in Beijing. Beijing Ming Dynasty Wall Relics Park is the result of such a great effort made to be reminiscent of Beijing’s glorious past.
The remnants of the city wall left from Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) is about 1.5km in length winding from east to west. On its southeast corner stands a massive tower (known as Arrow Tower) of the former inner city in Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Walking close to the ancient city wall, you will feel you are being brought back to the cold weapons era when a defensive thick wall is a symbol of a strong nation.
The wall relics park is free of charge except the magnificent tower (RMB10). It is a pleasant walk along the brick-paved path paralleling the wall.
The remaining city wall presents itself different views formed by particular weathers, different time of the day and the seasons.
In summer, pick a fine day and go to the city wall park for a leisure stroll and immersed in history. The ancient city wall park is at its best when night falls with lights lit brilliantly.
Follow me to have a leisure stroll along the Ming Dynasty City Wall.
Walking on the brick-paved pathway in the park.
No more lonely
The Massive Remaining City Wall
A big curve road enables you to have a close look at the City Wall.
The brightly lit Arrow Towe ( Dongbianmen Tower ) – Corner Tower
Evening exercises at the Ming City Wall
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