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. 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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  • Cold but wonderful view of the city Wall. Great to see history come to life. Such a contrast between the use inside the wall then and now. Inside are older homes now.  more »
  • We hired a bike which took an hour to ride around the whole wall. They had tandem bikes too but we tried it and didn't think we could manage riding it the whole way round but they let us take a...  more »
  • Came here in November and rented a bike once I got to the city wall top. Nice views of the city along the way. Or if you have time, I saw people walking but it does cover a few miles if I recall...  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
  • Definitely rent a bike cause it will take super long for you to tour by walking
  • beautiful in night
  • Absolutely loved the 14km walk
  • 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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