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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  • August 17, 2017
    It's long so if you want to see it all ride a bike. Lots of rest stops. Very well maintained in quality. Nice photos. Can combine with beilin museum.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    It's a wall (not the highest or most spectacular one you have seen), that's going around the core of the city. It's nice, but nothing special, only the gates lighten up the scenery. I highly recommend...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Around the walls is pleasant, towards night is more impressive because the path is lit up and you get the view of the city with all its lights. You can rent a bike, I recommend it.
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