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Jingzhou Ancient City Wall

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Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Jingzhou Ancient City Wall(荆州古城墙)

Jingzhou, divided into three parts from outside to inside, are Water City, Brick City and Earth City respectively. The water city is the moat of the city wall, which connects Tai Lake to the Grand Canal. The Jingzhou city wall is 3.75 kilometer in length, with a perimeter as 11.03 kilometers abd the acreage about 4.5 square kilometers in total. 

Jingzhou City Wall has over 2,000 years of history, first built in the East Han Dynasty (25AD-220AD). During the Song, Yuan and Ming dynasty, it was repaired multiple times. The one in existence now was rebuilt in Qing dynasty under the reign of Emperor Shunzhi. 30 feet high, the city wall has 1567 battlements and 28 emplacements.

Among China’s seven ancient city walls. Jingzhou city wall is rated as the second best. The wall is the largest and best preserved compared with other famous city walls. t is not only a famous scenic spot but also a historical relic. In 29th Nov 1996, as a symbol of architecture in Ming and Qing dynasty, the Jinzhou city wall was authorized in the list of the forth batch of “State-Protected Historic Sites”. Now the city wall has become one of the favorite places attracting worldwide tourists to visit. It is also an important place of interest to observe the three kingdom history. 
 

   
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Location

Jingzhou City, Hubei Province, China

   
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Main Sights

six ancient city gates, Jingzhou Museum, City Wall Museum

   
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Travel Information

Admission fee: RMB 115

Opening Hours: All Day

   
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Transportation 

From Jingzhou downtown area,

you may take Bus 1, 15, 19, 3, 34, 51, 101 to Sanjianyu Station(三监狱站)

or take Bus 12, 14 , 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 32, 104 to Beiyuan Station (碑苑站)

then walk to the scenic area from the station.

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Best seasons to visit: Spring and Autumn.

2. Recommended visiting time inside the scenic area: 1 to 2 hours.

3. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

   
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