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“An Unusual Experience” 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 #2 of 248 Attractions in Xi'an
Type: Ancient Ruins
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“An Unusual Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A well preserved and maintained city wall. On top of the wall, we rented bicycles at the East Gate. Rental was RMB300 for deposit, RMB40 per bike for 100 minutes.
We rode for ninety minutes, stopped for photos-taking along the way and returned the bikes at the North Gate.
It was windy but air was fresher. Views of rooftops and skyscrapers at an elevation. Some very nice watch towers for pictures too.

Visited February 2014
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“Take the time to stroll on part of this wall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

There was nice English text describing the sights and points of interest on this section. We only toured perhaps 5 blocks to get a sense of the magnitude of this structure. The view would have been better had there been less smog.

Visited October 2013
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“Worth doing the bicycle ride all the way around - 8 miles - plan for 90 minutes.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Great view - but be cautious of air quality - so if you are going to bike consider doing it slowly or with a mask.
It was a nice trip around - with a handful of stops to take advantage of for photo ops. Bathrooms available and I think it was 40 yuan per person.

Visited February 2014
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“Nice wall but average view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I cycled around the wall. Lovely way to spend 1.5-2 hours following the path and stopping at the drums and gates. There isn't much of a view from wall as xian sky line is very flat and as the wall is high you see mostly tiled rooftops. So visit if you want to see the wall or gates.

Visited February 2014
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“Good way to see the city overview. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

You can either walk or bike aling the top of the city walls. The entire length is about 14km, so if walking, allow yourself about 4 hours.

You can get some good overall views of the city inwards and out.

Well worth the effort if you the time and energy to spare.

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