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Address: Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001, China
Phone Number: 029-87289791
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Amazing old city wall

The city wall around Xi-an is totally complete and well preserved. Wide thoroughfare that you can walk or cycle around. Great views of the city and towers around the wall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The city wall around Xi-an is totally complete and well preserved. Wide thoroughfare that you can walk or cycle around. Great views of the city and towers around the wall. Definitely worth a visit

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Bradford, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not as well known as the terracotta army outside Xi'an, the wall surrounds the whole city. We biked around it since the bikes are for rent at entrances to the wall. Just remember, if it's hot out make sure to have extra bottles of water (or cold tea) to avoid dehydration or heat stroke.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here on our way north, so we saw this before seeing the Great Wall....and if you have seen the great wall already I suppose you wont be as inspired by it, but I really liked it. The wall was a fortification with buildings every 50 metres or so (some of these have been rebuilt). Very interesting to see... More 

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have time take a bike trip along the city walls. They are amazing and I was able to get some special photos on the city wall. At night you can walk below them and they look very magical with lanterns and the lights.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We explored the city by cycling along the wall. It was a great way to see the city. You can hire the bikes at a few key points along the wall - we started west and made our way to the south gate. Just be aware that you need a 400CYN deposit to hire the bikes. We didn't know this... More 

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Wuhan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to see this ancient wall is to rent a bike and go around it. Not much of a biker? That's fine. I had not ridden a bike for over a year, but found biking the length of this wall not to be terribly taxing. Stop at the markers along the way to find out more about the... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The old part of the City is surrounded by a wide wall that is lit up at night. It is a really beautiful site.

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beijing to Xi'an overnight train. 0900 local. Have not slept since 0430. To top it all, we are three hours delayed ,so much for taking the overnight one as we will end up arriving a similar time! At least I am seeing some fabulous view...so empty and freezing dry though, also everyone since to throw their rubbish just outside or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually preferred my day spent walking this wall to visiting the Qin Terra-cotta Warriors, which is the reason I went to Xi'an. The views of the city from the top of the wall and the city itself are gorgeous so make sure you don't just skip through Xi'an for the sole purpose of seeing the Warriors as the city... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to walk the entirety of the City Wall but the South Gate was closed.Great way to appreciate the history of the city. Many people might not appreciate the distance between the exits.

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