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Travel to Datong Nine Dragon Screen, you can see the largest glazed sreen of our country. It was first built over 600 years ago, It is presently the oldest and largest glazed screen in China today,three times larger than that in Beihai Park , Beijing City.The screen, built for the thirteenth son of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), has been well preserved and remains intact to this day. It is made up of 426 specially-fired glazed bricks, with a height of 8 meters (about 26 feet), 2.02 meters (6.6 feet) thick and 45.5 meters (149 feet) long. The Screen can be divided into three parts, the

rectangular shaped with a height of 2.09 meters (6.9 feet). Its narrow middle section is composed of 75 glazed tiles with images of oxen, dogs, deer rabbits and other animals. The design of the body is that of a green wave on the lower part and a blue and yellow cloud on the upper part. It consists of nine flying dragons, with a golden-scaled, shiny-eyed dragon located in the center.The nine dragons are life-like and illustrating their ability of calling the wind and controlling the rainfall. The areas around the dragons are supplemented with images of plants, mountains, stones, pedestal, body and roof.The pedestal is water and grass. These patterns

along with the nine dragons compliment each other.The roof is covered with glazed tiles.There is a pond with a stone bridge located in front of the screen. The reflection of the dragons becomes dynamic, especially when a breeze disturbs the surface of the water. Here’s some guide information in your travel of Datong Nine Dragon Screen: Address: Palace of prince Dai, Heyang Road, Datong County, Shanxi Province.       Contact number: 0086-10-85968802        Admission Fee: CNY10        Opening Hours: 08:00 to 16:50

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I will be staying at Datong for few days and want to visit the Nine Dragon Screen and other interesting places. Can your company arrange me an English tour guide?

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It is no problem to provide an English speaking guide for you to visit Nine Dragon Screen, etc. I have made an itinerary including Nine Dragon Screen and some other attractions in Datong for your reference. Please contact us if you need our tour service.