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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Address: Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001, China
Phone Number: 029-87289791
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Ranked #3 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 2,286 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

The wall in of itself is beautiful! It encloses the "old city" of Xian. It was built (like the Great Wall) to protect the city, which served as the capital of China for 13 dynasties. You get an above-it-all view of the city, but the best part is you can rent a bike (at a stall on top of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

I think previous reviews give the City Walls a fairly good description of what you are going to get. But here are some things that I didn't see mentioned: If you are just going to see one section, or keep to walking, I'd go with the southeast corner from East Gate to South Gate or vice versa. The guard buildings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2010

The kids loved doing the 14KM of wall by bike. We visited on a rather cold spring day and enjoyed the workout. The citywall is beautifull at nightfall when they just put on the lights.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

I enjoyed my visit to the wall even though it was not all I expected. The place itself is not "WOW". What I did like was the history behind the wall and the sights from above. As I cycled my way through the 14 km I was able to see life inside the wall and outside. It took me two... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

Fun, relaxed way to get around Xi'an and get a break from the bustle below. Bikes are a bit rough and ground is a bit bumpy, but doesn't matter. Go in the late afternoon or early evening and enjoy a ride when it is not too hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

The xi'an city wall is a must do for anyone visiting xi'an. bicycle rentals are cheap on the wall and the ride around the wall takes about 90 minutes. a great way to see the city- downtown, temples, new developments, a wedding, etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

It is 20 yuan for 100 minutes (and you have to put down a 100 yuan deposit). It is definitely worth it. Because you want to see the whole thing, getting a bike is definitely the way to go. I couldn't imagine walking the whole thing in the Xi'an summer weather!! Be aware that the wall is a little bumpy,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

So hot when we visited, around 3 p.m. Bicycle or buggies won't help much under such intense heat. Go in the morning or near sunset when the sun is not so strong. Need a guide to explain to you the purposes of different parts of the wall, or else it is just wondering around aimlessly, like us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

A nice little place we have visited in XiAn was the old Chinese-style quarters placed near the City Wall. It was not included in the tour and we had to skip the lunch to visit it. We were not sorry. Nice little shops selling watercolors and calligraphy. Some of them reproductions/ copies, some of them originals. Plenty of calligraphy tools... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

Arriving in Xi'an I was so excited about seeing the Terracotta Warriors that I hadn't considered what else there was to do here. Our tour guide recommended a bike ride on the city walls and it ended up being a highlight of my trip to China. Entry to the wall itself costs 40 yuan (about $6US) and to hire a... More 

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