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“Largest and longest city wall in China” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001, China
029-87289791
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Ranked #3 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
Type: Ancient Ruins
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“Largest and longest city wall in China”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The largest gate is the South gate, as in most historical China buildings. This is indeed impressive and therefore recommended. There are several shows throughtout the day and the buggy ride (80 RMB per person) round the wall with several stops was a great way to see the length of the wall, alternatively one can rent and cycle around. The most impressive part was the toilet at the entrance of south gate much similar to a 4/5 star hotel standard and decor.

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“Bike a 1000 year old wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Where else in the world can you bike on a 1000 year old wall ?. The Chinese have done well to keep this cultural icon intact and maintained it well. You can walk, rent a bicycle or hire an electric (golf cart type) car to go around the wall. It is about 10 miles around. The surface is uneven and can get bumpy. It an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Well worth doing.

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“Tandem Bikes, single and golf carts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The wall is about 15 metres across and surrounds the old city of Xian. Dotted with guard outposts it has real history and character

Visited September 2012
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“Now that's what I call a wall !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The ancient wall is 13.7km long and about 12m wide on top. You can hire bikes (RMB 40) and cycle the whole way. The other option is an electric car (also RMB 40 per person) which runs from gate to gate. The wall has been extensively restored and is obviously well maintained. We didn't have a long time to spend but will allow more time next visit as it is well worth it. Another Xi'an must see.

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“Beautiful Memory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Worth a early get up and bicycling around the ancient wall. Experience the syncretic morden and historic view with family. It might also enjoyable to spend a whole day walking around the wall, stop at interesting places, and keep going. Tips for bicycling: prepare yourself with thick pants to protect your bottom!

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