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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Address: Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001, China
Phone Number: 029-87289791
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I must say, that as a lone traveler, I had a fantastic time riding around the wall of Xian. It really was very peaceful (such a contrast to the streets below!) and was a great way to gather my thoughts, see the city from above, and gain some well needed exercise! I did my ride in the heat of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We went to the wall first thing on a Sunday. The history alone is a must but we were fortunate that there were not too many people there at the time. The local markets were in the streets below and that was worthy of comment alone. Standing above watching the life below. The areas are very well maintained and spottlessly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

would have been better if we could have rode the wall on bicycles but this was not allowed during chinese new year celebrations. The older buildings nestled next to the wall were really good to walk around because it gave you a sense of ancient china [xi'an was an ancient capital]

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The was is the absolute best at night with all of the city lights and it is much less crowded. However, access to the wall can be limited at night so be careful! I found the risk of being locked up there was part of the adventure :)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

So fantastic to visit the city walls but a great way to see it is to hire a bike. We loved cycling from one gate to another and it was a great way to see the juxtaposition between old and new. A unique and relaxing way to enjoy Xian.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

One of my highlights was hiring a bike and riding around the top of the wall. I would stop to take photos along the way. It was a relatively flat and easy ride, a couple of place were under repair so needed to get off and walk. Would be a great activity for a family

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This is a reconstructed city wall that entirely surrounds the old city of X'ian. It is built on the original foundations, and incorporates any parts of the original wall, gates and towers that were still standing when it was reconstructed. You can walk or bicycle all the way around the city on top of the wall, and have great views... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Do not miss the bike ride on top of the city wall!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I recommend renting a bike and riding the whole thing. It's 13.7 kilometers, or 8.5 miles. You can stop at different points and take pictures of what's going on. It's a very interesting way to see the city and the people that live and work there. There are also some places to buy souvenirs and a small museum about the... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I have to say, cycling the city walls of Xian was one of the highlights of my trip to China. You have to first pay the ticket to enter the city walls.The bicycles are relatively well kept (at least the place where I rented) and cheap to rent. You get about 100 minutes which is enough to go around the... More 

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