Southern Moat System

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Beijing City Fortifications - Moats, Canals, and Other Watershed Systems
... The city of Dadu of the Yuan dynasty had an extensive moat system in and around the city ... The new wall was constructed on the piled earthen hill formed from digging the moat of Dadu ... A new moat system was built for the three main southern gates of the Palace, Imperial, and Inner city quarters ...

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