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Nine Dragon Screen Wall

 Datong Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Nine Dragon Screen Wall (大同九龙壁)

Datong Nine Dragon Screen Wall is one of three famous walls of this style in China; also it is the oldest, largest and the most enchanting one among the three. The screen is made up of yellow, green, blue, purple, black, white and other colored glaze. It can be divided into three parts such as the pedestal, body and roof. It is presently the oldest and largest glazed screen in China and even before 350 years and is three times larger than the one in Beihai Park, Beijing City.

The wall is about 45.5 meters in length, 8 meters in height, and 2.02 meters in thickness. And it was built 250 years earlier then the wall in Beijing, and the volume is three time of the wall in Beihai Park. In addition, it is the largest that exist today and the earliest wall built in China. The Nine Dragon Wall was made of 426 pieces of glazed tiles which were made especially with many different colors. In the front of the wall, there are nine dragons reflected in the pond, and they are playing with pearls. The wall is an important tourist attractions in Datong.  

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


No.18 Dadong Street, Datong downtown, Shanxi Province

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Nine lordly and magnificient dragons with exquisite workmanship

Shanhaiguan Great Wall 

Travel Information

Opening Hours: 8:00am~6:00pm in spring, summer and autumn, 8:30am~6:00pm in winter

Admission Fee: 10 yuan

Visiting Time: 30 minutes

Best Time to Visit: suitable to visit all year round

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


Take bus No.4 from Datong Railway Station to reach Nine Dragon Screen Wall directly.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Tips 

Some popular attractions in Datong such as Shanhua Temple, Huayan Temple, Bell Tower and Drum Tower are easily to reach from Nine Dragon Screen Wall.

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          We have train tour package to Datong Grottoes, Nine Dragon Screen, Pingyao Old Town every day.

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