Evening Stroll along Ming Dynasty City Wall in Beijing

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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 running 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.

walking on the brick-paved pathway.

walking on the brick-paved pathway.

No more lonely

No more lonely

No more lonely

The Massive Remaining City Wall

The Massive Remaining City Wall

The Massive Remaining City Wall

A big curve road enables you to have a close look at the City Wall.

A big curve road enables you to have a close look at the City Wall.

A big curve road enables you to have a close look at the City Wall.

The brightly lit  Arrow Tower  ( Dongbianmen Tower ) – Corner Tower

Dongbianmen Towe

Dongbianmen Tower

 

Evening exercises at the Ming City Wall

Exercises at the City Wall

Exercises at the City Wall

06611Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

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