[Datong]City Wall Demolition and Restoration 4: City Wall Restoration Process
Datong city wall went through eight years of intensive restoration process.In May 2009, the restoration work started offically. As the E
In August 2012, West city wall restoration started. As some important buildings including Datong Exhibition Hall, Unicom building and China Mobile building were located inside the West city wall, it took around four years to complete the restoration project. The completion of West city wall marks the period end of the total eight year of city wall restoration project.
Even for the small details, the restoration insists on the authenticity.
(detail of the decoration restoration on the beam. Author:Li Xiaolong.)
The decoration showing in the above image is called Chui Hua Mu Ba (垂花门拔牵) which exsits within Lion street Residence. It was the restoration work which follows the traditional Datong architecture characteristic. 
 Li Xiaolong, 2019. “On the Restoration and Utilization of Datong City Wall.”
Li Xiaorui, Zhao Min, 2o18. ” Study on the Restoration and Protection of Datong Ancient City Walls.” Shanxi Datong Liberal Arts School.
Xue haixia, 2016, “Authenticity of Datong Restoration Project.” Shanxi Shifang University.