Top 10 attractions in Jilin, China

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 Ula Ancient City(乌拉古城)

Ula Ancient City, one of the 'top 10 attractions in Jilin, China' by

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Located in Ula Street Manchu town, 35 kilometers (21.75 miles) northwest of Jilin City, Jilin Province, Ula City is one of the old capitals built by Haixi Jurchens during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Haixi Jurchens were a grouping of the Jurchens who inhabited the region of Manchuria (present-day northeast China).

The city is near mountains on two sides and near a river on one side, and held a very important military position during ancient times. Covering about 900,000 square meters (90 hectares), the city was protected by three city walls and a moat. The city walls in the east and north sides have been well-preserved, but most of the walls in the south and west sides have been destroyed.

Follow the 34 steps in the center of the city, you would find a platform, where Princess Baihua, a character in a Chinese legend during the Yuan Dynasty, reviewed troops before battle.

Ula City is one of the major places of origin of Manchu. Visitors may taste Manchuria-styled food and experience local traditions here.


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