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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

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Address: Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001, China
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Imagine you can walk around or even rent a bicycle and wander on the city walls of a Chinese city that we usually see in TVs. Suggest travellers to rent a bicycle and enjoy the... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2015
Ah J
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Imagine you can walk around or even rent a bicycle and wander on the city walls of a Chinese city that we usually see in TVs. Suggest travellers to rent a bicycle and enjoy the feeling of riding it on the historical architecture. Riding a full circuit of the city walls will be cool but it takes approximately 2 hours... More 

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Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We have started the wall from the south gate since we read that it is the most interesting part of the wall. The wall is about 16 km long. My recommendation is to rent a bike otherwise be prepared to walk a lot without many chances to get down. It is a nice way to look at the city from... More 

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

It is said that this is the only intact city wall in China with that in Beijing demolished decades ago. You go a city gate through the very very thick wall and go up the stair to the top where soldiers in the old days guided the city within. It is a very nice walk all along. Do go to... More 

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Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to take a walk and not too difficult to get up onto the wall. But beware of the bicycles. They are all over the place.

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Reviewed September 19, 2015

The walls extend over several kilometres around the old city the gates and walls are lit up at night and you can hire bikes to ride along the walls as they are pretty wide to cycle on. Some odd photo chances with the bell on display otherwise that's it

Thank Peter1Northampton
Kincardine, Canada
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

Massive, is an understatement. The engineering that went into this is amazing. You could drive two lanes of traffic around the top. Bikes are for rent and I would recommend it. Some excellent photo ops up here, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Thank Sandy D
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2015

The city wall is huge - over ten metres wide and very impressive. It has four major gatehouses and it's possible to hire bikes at these locations. For a fee you can go to the top of the wall and walk around, but I would recommend hiring a bicycle and going the whole way. The view of the city is... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

The wall was very interesting. Was not expensive and gave a great view of the city. We also had photo taken which was very cheap.

Thank Iamgoldn
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

Impressive , as far as I know has never been breached . Massive structure , cycles for hire to ride around wall, mtb style for cobbles. Huge moat gives park like setting, lit up at night.

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Reviewed September 17, 2015

It is very nice to cycle on the wall, you can hire bicycles at the wall. It is smart to go there in the early morning, seeing Xi'an waking up, while it isn't crowded yet.

Thank Ties H

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