Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Xi'an

4.5
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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. By using our Xi'an itinerary maker app, you can arrange your visit to Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and other attractions in Xi'an.
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  • This is no ordinary city wall. It is massive in height, width and length and completely intact, thanks also to restoration. Max visitor number of 110,000 says it all! I visited on rainy afternoon...  more »
  • The walls are over 600 years old and are just over 8 miles long. The South Gate is the most impressive. Most visitors get on to the walls from here. There are two museums inside the barbican and...  more »
  • My preliminary plan was to take a night walk on top of the wall. But didn't plan well. But luckily, the second morning was cool, very comfortable to take a walk. General description: weekend fun...  more »
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  • It can be a tourist trap if no prior research was done to visiting. South gate is the most scenic by far, with obvious view of the Bell tower. Recommended to head over at 5pm as ticket is only a one time entry, place transform at night with the lights on which gives the whole area a different look
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  • Absolutely loved the 14km walk
  • Definitely rent a bike cause it will take super long for you to tour by walking
  • Best way to see the city wall is by rental bike - cheap n cheerful and comfortable with front/rear shocks and disc brakes. It's a 17km roundtrip; with plenty of photo stops you'll take about 2-3 hours.

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