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Nine Dragon Wall

The Nine Dragon Wall in Datong was erected in 1392 as a screen (or "Spring Way" was erected inside the main gate of walled compounds to keep out evil spirits  (which travelled exclusivedly in straight lines) as well as more innocent curiocity seekers) in front of the prince residence of the 13th son Zhu Guidai of the first Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in 1392 in the Ming Dynasty. The prince residence was destroyed by war in the end of the Ming Dynasty and only the Nine Dragon Wall gremains. The wall is 45.5 meters long, 8 meters high and 2.02 meters thick. There are 4 nine-dragon screens (walls) in China, two are in Beijing (the one, 25.84 mters long, 6.65 meters high and 1.42 meters thick, erected in 1602 in Beihai Park; the one, 31 meters long and 6 meters high, built in 1773 in the Forbidden City), and the fourth one, 75 meters long and 5 meters high, which is the largest on, was built in early March 2002 in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Nige-Dragon Wall was used as a decoration and was supposed to exorcise evil spirits.

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