The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago's Chinatown

The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago's Chinatown (HM1JJC)

Location: Chicago, IL 60616 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 51.182', W 87° 37.885'

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There are three existing ancient Nine Dragon Walls in China. They are located in Datong, Shanxi Province and Beijing. The Nine Dragon Walls are originated from Screen Walls in ancient Chinese architecture.

Ancient Chinese believed 9 to be the most prestigious number and dragon the soul of all things of creation. The Chinese people consider Dragon as the emblem of Chinese national spirit. Ancient Chinese emperors were even self-acclaimed as reincarnation of dragons. The emperors of Ming and Qing dynasty built the Nine Dragon Walls to show off the supremacy of the imperial power.

The Chicago Chinatown's Nine Dragon Wall is the resemblance of the one in Beihai Park in Beijing. The magnificent Nine Dragon Wall is an excellent piece of traditional Chinese architecture. The nine bustling dragons vividly portray the sef-striving character of the Chinese all over the world.

The Nine Dragon Wall was established by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce on Sep. 9, 2003.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByChinatown Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447587 N 4633651
Decimal Degrees41.85303333, -87.63141667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 51.182', W 87° 37.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 51' 10.92" N, 87° 37' 53.1" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160-178 W Cermak Rd, Chicago IL 60616, US
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