Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
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Xi'an city wall has a history of 600 years. It is the Ming dynasty city wall. The city wall was built to protect the city. It is 12-14 meters across the top, 15-18 meters thick at bottom and 13.7 kilometers in length. There is rampart every 120 meters. The ramparts are towers extending out from the main wall. There are 98 ramparts along the city wall.
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Zarza's Travels
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Best part of Xi'an!
Jul 2021 • Solo
Probably my favourite part of being in Xi'an! Hire a bike and cycle around the city wall, stopping for photos and to enjoy the view. It let's you see some of the less touristy places, and shows the beauty and intricate designs of the roof tops - offering a different view from the normal street level! If you can, I suggest going all the way around- getting off and on another bike for the section you can't cycle. The people in the cycle hire stations aren't overly polite, but don't let that put you off - a bike is well worth it. Keep your deposit receipt safe and they refund you at the end.
Written July 13, 2021
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Leah
Shanghai, China27 contributions
Must see in Xi’an
Jun 2021 • Couples
The historical part of Xi’an is surrounded by a city wall, like the one in “Mulan movie”. For 54 yuan (in 2021) you can come up to the wall and take a walk or rent a bike to ride along the wall. The bike is 45 yuan plus 100 yuan for deposit for 1 person, for 1 day. You can rent and leave your vehicle on each station next to wall exit/entrance (fatally there are 4 exits). The wall is around 13km, so it will take you around 3-4 hours to walk around it. On the wall you can find small shops with souvenirs and snacks, along with tourists office and toilets. A great place to enjoy the city view, especially at night time
Written July 9, 2021
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whileiminchina
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Fun way to see the city
Apr 2021
Rent bicycles and ride the entire city wall in only 1-2 hours. Really fun experience and great way to see the inner city.
Written April 11, 2021
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Luis C
Changshu, China119 contributions
Exciting experience
Dec 2020 • Solo
I rode a bicycle around the city wall. It is about 15 Km, and it took me almost 1.40 hour, making stops for pictures. At the south gate, you need to leave the bike and walk to the next side of it to pick up another bike. When you first park it, you need to get a card to get the second bicycle.
The entrance to the wall is 55 RMB. You have to pay using an app or the electronic system. Most museums use the same system for to covid-19.
Renting a bike is 45 RMB, with a 100 deposit. The rental time is 3 hours.
Written December 28, 2020
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ThaiCookingRocks
Changchun, China764 contributions
Not for everyone.
Dec 2020
This isn't an attraction for everyone. Its not exciting for most, but my wife and I loved it. So did the friends we went with, but you have to be willing to read the text panels to better understand about the walls, construction and what its about. We enjoyed learning about it and also meeting people. We entered on the south gate and the is where most of the reconstruction has been and shops. (I don't know if you can enter from other sides, but if you can, don't. Go to the south gate)
We also rode bikes around the 14 km walls, and got to see a big overview of the city, inside and out. My guess is most kids will tire of it quickly and many adults will too, but if you like history and you like a good view, a long walk or a bike ride this might be perfect for you.

2-3 hours if you ride bikes around the walls. They done adjust seats so it wasn't a comfortable ride for us, but we are bikers with our own bikes but some might not notice or care.

45-1.5 hours if you want to poke around and explore the south wall only.

I think it was the West Wall Gate the had also some models of old time weaponry that would have been used and that was cool.
Written December 24, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia63,922 contributions
Walking and biking the amazing Xi'an fortification wall
Nov 2020
Very impressive defensive wall built during the 14th century by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang to protect the ancient town area of 14 square kilometres. We rented bikes and road along the wide roadway atop the wall.
Written November 7, 2020
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Acmecai
Princeton, NJ123 contributions
worth to pay ticket to play on top of the wall, which is wide enough to ride bicycle
Dec 2019
worth to pay ticket to play on top of the wall, which is wide enough to ride bicycle. Also you from the wall, you can take great pictures of the city.
Written November 3, 2020
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Fox M
Winchester, CA92 contributions
Grab a bike and get going!
Dec 2019
Rent a bike and enjoy the sights! They're wonderful. The bike ride itself is also very easy. A few parts of it are uphill, but 90% of people will have no issue at all. Along the wall are signs to read about the history of the wall itself. It's rich with history and worth the time. It's very impressive and gives a great view of the city. I can't recommend it enough.
Written November 1, 2020
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GospodinSmith1991
Belgrade, Serbia18 contributions
Experiencing the Border Between Modern and Ancient China
Nov 2019
Best sightseeing experience for me in the Xian. On the one side you have the skyscrapers skyline and on the other one an ancient capital, all while you walk on the border - his majesty, the wall (pinyin - Cheng Qiang).

The ticket was about 6 EUR and it is very worth it. Additionaly, you can rent a bike atop of it and there are small shops for snacks and refreshments. However. be aware that exits are located very far away, so expect long walks that are definitely worth it. Best to come at sunset or night if you come in the summer season as its very hot and there is not much shade, only near some archer towers.

You can also run on it and there is even a race held annualy, and I am sad I didn't do a run as I am an amateur runner.

Definitely would come again if I am in the Xian,
Written October 28, 2020
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Ian Anderson
Shanghai, China125 contributions
What an amazingly massive and intact city wall!
Sep 2020
This is no ordinary city wall. It is massive in height, width and length and completely intact, thanks also to restoration. Max visitor number of 110,000 says it all! I visited on rainy afternoon. Views of the city were generally uninspiring but there's something awesome about just walking this wall. Probably better to visit in the twilight/dark as the city will look better lit up. If you want to do the full 14km, a hire bike may be advisable. There are electric caddy cars too, if you're feeling lazy or are not able-bodied. Plenty of (very clean!) toilets, some snack/drink stalls especially on South section. Historic information signage is also in English. Access from main gates. A shame to miss if you are in Xi'an
Written September 21, 2020
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