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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001, China
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Ranked #3 of 248 attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

this wall is nearly 40 miles and they have made In chin dynasty and this is to protect the city from the enemies and this is so wide you drive cars on that wall golf and you can ride cycle and see the whole wall

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If it is not too hot, rent a bike and ride around the city wall.. a nice ride with good views of the historical city inside the walls.. then after parking, walk around some of the side streets but keep your money safe. Generally it is very safe and people are nice, with lots of stalls where locals shop. Grab... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I went on a tour with my 13 year old daughter. At Xian we rented bikes and made the nine mile ride around the top of the Ancient Wall. Actually, most of the wall is not ancient at all and is mostly smooth riding, though there are a few spots which still have old paving blocks and is quite bumpy.... More

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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Like most others we also rented a bike each and went around the City Wall once. It was hot, and we went around it pretty quickly so we were happy that we had some water with us. And you have to return the bikes from the same location that you rented them from (at least so we were told). The... More

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West Granby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I rented bikes (and helmets) and rode the walls around historic Xi'an. This is a great way to spend a couple of hours and to see the city from above. The bikes are well maintained and there are rental shops at each of the main gates (east, west, north, and south) if you should need service which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I rented bikes and rode around the entire wall. It was great because we took amazing pictures of the city. make sure you take 3 or 4 bottles of water, it takes a couple of hours to ride the whole wall, and we went when it was hot! A must do if you like to exercise!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great views from the wall, but expensive to go up and just walk around. Can hire a bike or a tandem. Best is for free, walk around at night to see the great lights.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The old wall was very near to my hotel so I went there several times. It is surrounded by parks where locals do all manner of things such as exercise, cards, mahjong, play music, tai chi, etc. At night the guard towers are lit up in various colours and are a good photo op. It costs ¥54 to walk on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited this as part of a tour. The walls are very well mantained. However in my opinion not as nice as Pingyao as the setting is that they are around areas redeveloped and not in the original context. We were disappointed we didn't have the time on the tour to cycle round. Would have been a great way to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

it is so fun to drive around the wall by bike. but take care if you buy drinks or food in the stores on the wall. they tried to rip us off. we bought some drinks and ice crems and the girl said a very high price even the prices were all scored.

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