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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

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Address: Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001, China
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2-Hour Biking Tour on the Old City Wall of Xian
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A good way to explore the wall is to rent a bike and bike around the city. It gives you a good idea of how the city wad defended

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 26, 2015
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

A good way to explore the wall is to rent a bike and bike around the city. It gives you a good idea of how the city wad defended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

We took a bike ride early in the morning and managed to see all of Xian under a couple of hours. You are able to rent normal bikes or tandem bikes on top of the wall and take a ride all long the four gates. Best to do this early in the morning before the heat kicks in.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a surprise when we got on the wall and found a bike rental place even with Tandems. This was one of the highlights of our tour - biking around the wall at night with the beautiful lights. Note: The bike shop closes at 21:50 - the wall closes at 22:00. There is a deposit of 200 Yuan necessary. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

We only visited Xian in order to see the Terracotta Warriors. Thus the City Wall of Xian was an unexpected beauty. I really recommend you take the time to enjoy the walk or bike ride if you prefer to take in the magnificent views and atmosphere of the walk ways on top of the walls.

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Perth, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015

The city wall is so well preserved and can therefore be enjoyed and admired for the workmanship and planning involved in it's building.

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

Xian City Wall is great trail to walk around the city. Beforeyou climb the wall visit surrounding area full of greenery and water. From walls you can see almost whole ancient city, including Towers of Drums and Bells, colourful Muslim Quarter and City Gates. It cost around 50CNY. I highly reccommend renting a bike. You pay for two hours which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Go ride about 5:30-6 at south gate it open until late. You can ride to see the sunset and its not too hot during the summer. Be careful when you ride. I saw a lot of girls fell down and got wounded. The bike is 40 RMB for two hours.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2015

To be honest i didnt think going here was going to be all that interesting, but i was mistaken.We hired bikes and although i hadnt ridden one for a long time i thoroughly enjoyed it, the bikes were easy to ride and the wall is wide enough for cyclists and pedestrians. At one point i got a bit behind the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

Also called as the fortified wall of the city. Has many towers and gatehouses. Unique Chinese architecture. We did not do the day tour but went around in the night which has the entire wall lit up and makes a beautiful sight. Its a nice walk around the area.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

This attraction is one I would recommend to anyone who likes to walk and wants great views of the Xian landscape. The Wall itself is 40 feet tall and about 50 feet wide and separates the new concrete jungle Xi'an from the more quaint older sections. It was a fascinating contrast. By accident, we came across a very cool exhibit... More 

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