Some historical artefacts from the Walled City, including its yamen building and remnants of its South Gate, have been preserved there.
The history of the Walled City can be traced back to the Song Dynasty (960–1279), when an outpost was set up to manage the trade of salt.
Twin strikes in the Yemeni capital yesterday killed at least five people and wounded 20, as huge explosions sent debris crashing into a residential area at the foot of the mountain which is held by Shiite Houthi militants Backed by Washington, the Saudi-led coalition has been bombing Houthi rebels and allied army units with the aim of restoring exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after Houthis and Saleh's forces overran the city A video showed a reporter from the rebels' TV station al-Maseera visiting the purported crash site in northern Saada province, and tribesmen standing with parts of the jet's fuselage or triumphantly raising their fists in the air.
Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II.
By 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 2.6-hectare (6.4-acre) borders.
The United Nations has expressed deep concern about the civilian death toll from the bombing campaign and the humanitarian impact of the accompanying air and sea blockade Saudi Arabia and its allies have imposed on its impoverished neighbour.
Yemeni security officials said the coalition airstrikes – which occurred in the early hours of today and yesterday - targeted arms and ammunition in a bombardment which shook the entire city, collapsing homes Saudi Arabia and its coalition of Arab countries began the airstrikes to break the advance of the Houthis and Saleh's forces, who overran the capital of Sanaa and much of northern Yemen late last year.
After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994.
Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City.
In April, Washington authorised the CIA to kill or capture Awlaki, the first such order ever to apply to a US citizen.
Disturbingly, there also came news that, while Yemen may be the most desolate and poorest part of the Middle East – a place, until last year, more associated with tribal warfare than global menace – the devices intercepted in Dubai and Britain were viable bombs, and of a technical complexity not hitherto seen.
Here is the use of cargo as well as passenger planes, and a blow aimed at the worldwide daily commerce in goods, especially via the internet, upon which so much of Western economies now depends.
The terrorists were careful to ensure that the two confirmed bombs were sent via both UPS and Fed Ex, the most popular carriers.