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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001, China
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Ranked #3 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I am the worst tourist, I just have zero patience for museums and historical stuff. But this was awesome. We rented bikes and biked around the top of the wall, and the sun went down and they lit beautiful red lanterns. Probably the coolest thing I've done on a trip in a while.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is amazing. It circles the city and runs about 14 miles. You can rent bikes to ride along the wall or walk sections. We walked from our hotel and it is exciting enough to cross the streets in death defying traffic to make it to the entrance. Once you make it, it is worth the visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Climbing the seventy-odd steps to the top of this City wall is well worth it. The wall has been largely rebuilt but that does not spoil the impression of what a magnificent feat of engineering it is. We were there quite early and large sections of the top of the wall were totally empty so that one could clearly appreciate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went here as part of our guided tour of China. We were given a lovely welcome, and performance and were given a key to the city. Fantastic buildings and great views. This is a must see!

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Although we were in xian mainly to see the terra cotta warriors, this was interesting to visit. Learn more about why they built the wall surrounding the original city! There are bikes for rent to be able to bike around whole area, good to go to just for a small history lesson!

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Berhampur, Orissa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Firstly, don't compare it with the Great wall. This was meant to protect a city and not a country! Yet by no means it is small, a good 14 km long wall surrounding the city of Xi'an and mostly intact after thousands of years, amazing! Best part was being able to bike on it and watch the various parts of... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very well preserved, the city wall is impressively large. You can rent bicycles at your hotel to ride along the wall, or walk. Nice view, very good exercise.

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port moody, british columbia, canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

I spent about ninety minutes riding around the city wall. From the wall you get a chance to see the city from different angles. It took all that time at a very steady pace to complete the ride around the wall. You get some exercise and you can look at areas that you might want to see when you are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We were given a great traditional welcome at the city walls as part of a tour, even though it was pouring with rain. Every person was given a golden key to the City and a small gift, drums rolled and dancers danced and great proclamations were read. then we walked round part of the walls, although the rain made this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a great time. This wall rings the old city, and is very impressive both in the day, and at night, with all lanterns. And I mean really impressive. We rented tandem bikes with the kids, and had a great time. 2hrs would see you around the wall, but you can leave your bike at any of the four towers.... More

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