"The Ming Dynasty Wall Relic Park: Outside" Ming Dynasty Wall Relic Park Tip by cal6060
Ming Dynasty Wall Relic Park, Beijing: 5 reviews and 20 photos
On 6/10/2011, I took a bus to Beijing Railway Station to check out the train ticket in the morning. The bus was passing Chongwenmen East Road, I saw this ruin giant brick wall along the park next to the street. I stopped at the next bus-stop to see what it was. It is the " The Ming Dynasty Wall Relic Park". I realized that I could walk east along the wall, I could reach the Beijing Railway Station anyway. So, I did.
The park outside the wall is amazing with old trees, stones, benches, and beautiful way to look at the ancient walls. Being there, I could relate the pass and the present. The wall is next to the modern highway with fancy cars, shop-lots, and condominium. The things surrounding the wall could have you to imagine of how far Beijing has come to have the infrastructure they have today.
In addition, the display of the Beijing-Feng Tian Railway (京奉铁路) outside the wall was part of the history in this area. The signboard was written as:
"The 842-kilometer Beijing-Feng Tian Railway known as Shanhaiguan Linkage Railway before 1907, starts as Zhengyangmen Station in Beijing and ends at Fengtian (presently Shenyang) Station in Liaoning Province. At the end of 19 century, the Britain and Russian fought fiercely for loaning rights to railway building. Finally, the British succeed in signing the contract with the Qing Government and later took control of the railway in 1912, the Beijing-Feng Tian Railway was opened to traffic. The tracks exhibited here is a stretch between Zhengyangmen to Dongbianmen, a section of the Beijing-Feng Tian Railway. They were found in September 2002 during the construction of the Ming Dynasty City Wall Relics Park. "
In Chinese: 明城墙遗址公园 (Ming Cheng Qiang Yi Zhi Gong Yuan)
Address: Chongwenmen East Street
Directions: Bus: 25,29,39,43,44,59,434,674,2. (stop at 东便门 Dongbianmen stop). South of Beijing Railway Station.
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