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  the splay wall on the western side
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  • the splay wall on the western side - Nanjing
      the splay wall on the western side
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  • western side - Nanjing
      western side
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The Splay Walls is a popular name for the screen walls flanking the Rectangula Citadel.At 7 meters high and 21 meters long,they are covered with glazed roof and stand on two layers of brick Sumeru pedestals.Their four corners are decorated with brick-carved flower patterns,which are masterpiece of early Ming Dynasty art.Through more than 600 years,the patterns are still distinct and intact,and thus of great value.

Directions: the Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty/NANJING

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  • Written Nov 13, 2007
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