Xi'an 2014 - through-my-eyes
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Xi'an city wall which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. It was expanded by Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) so that he could fortify the city and unify the other states. After the establishment of the Ming dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang began to enlarge the wall built initially during the old Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), creating the modern Xian City Wall.