City Walls

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City Walls information

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Jīmíngyì’s walls have been restored so you can promenade all around them. Ascend the East Gate for fine views of the town, surrounding fields and Jīmíng Mountain (鸡鸣山; Jīmíng Shān) to the north. Across town is the West Gate ; the Temple of the Town Gods (城隍庙; Chénghuáng Miào), overgrown with weeds and in ruins, stands nearby. There are a few intriguing Qing caricatures of Yuan-dynasty crime fighters remaining on the chipped walls. The largest and oldest temple in the area is the Temple of Eternal Tranquility (永宁寺; Yǒngníng Sì), located 12km away on Jīmíng Mountain.