Xi'an City Walls Tours – Xian, Shaanxi Province, China
Xi'an City Walls
About this place
First established in the Sui Dynasty (6th century A.D.), the city walls were repaired many times. The walls you see today were first expanded and built on the existing foundations of old walls during the Ming Dynasty and renovated again quite recently. The Xi’an city walls form an unbroken rectangle around the city center that is almost 14 kilometers long. There are many access points to get to the top of the wall but the most popular is the South Gate (Nanmen, 南门).
From the south gate, you can grab a bicycle or bus and make your way all the way around the wall. Bicycles can be rented for 20yuan/100 minutes which is about enough time to take a ride along the wall. Bicycles built for two cost 40yuan/100 minutes. You cannot bring your own bicycle on to the wall. 8-person elongated golf carts take visitors on round-trips of the wall for 50yuan/person.
The South Gate.
A view of the Xi'an City Walls from atop the South Tower.
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The first place we went is Xi`an City Wall, a great and amazing building standing in front of us, it was standing there for almost 700 years, can you believe that? When you up to the wall, you can see part of the city views, the lovely Chinese red lanterns hanging up, so histori...read more
No wonder why people like to visit it no matter how far is it. If you wanna see this City Walls, you can either go to Nanjing or Xi`an, both of it are amazing in China.
But another interesting thing i know is you can ride a bicycle on the wall which i didnt but could be really fun.