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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Xi'an
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Built in the 14th century during the reign of the first Ming emperor, Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) has survived bombings, fires, and erosion and remained an important landmark. Surrounded by a deep moat, this section of the wall spans 13.7 km (8.5 mi). Constructed to optimize protection against invasion, the structure therefore includes a complicated system of gates and 98 ramparts. Today, visitors can walk, bike, or ride in a battery car across the gate. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and many more Xi'an attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Xi'an vacation builder.
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  • This must be the largest and probably best preserved city wall in the world.You can walk anywhere you want, no restrictions, an amazing sight, not to be missed! 
  • Within this walled city one can visit the wall by a bike. The difference with the high buildings outside the walls in contrasting.
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  • this just gives you some indication of the scale the Chinese were4 (and still are) working to. The wall is almost the width of a motorway and gives the opportunity to cycle about on it.