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“Great Job on the restoration...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
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2-Hour Biking Tour on the Old City Wall of Xian
Ranked #3 of 334 things to do in Xi'an
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Sacramento, California
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“Great Job on the restoration...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The city wall was restored to its original glory, which is quite impressive. A nine mile parameter surrounding the city, one can walk 12 abreast upon it!. Bicycle rentals are available (about 80 yuan for 90 minutes...). Shops are located within the complex. Interestingly enough, they have foot and bicycle races on the wall!

Visited November 2012
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Worth the effort. Find the time to cycle. Perhaps half a day or more to take photos, enjoy the food and so much more.

Visited November 2012
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“Largest and longest city wall in China”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The largest gate is the South gate, as in most historical China buildings. This is indeed impressive and therefore recommended. There are several shows throughtout the day and the buggy ride (80 RMB per person) round the wall with several stops was a great way to see the length of the wall, alternatively one can rent and cycle around. The most impressive part was the toilet at the entrance of south gate much similar to a 4/5 star hotel standard and decor.

Visited November 2012
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“Bike a 1000 year old wall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Where else in the world can you bike on a 1000 year old wall ?. The Chinese have done well to keep this cultural icon intact and maintained it well. You can walk, rent a bicycle or hire an electric (golf cart type) car to go around the wall. It is about 10 miles around. The surface is uneven and can get bumpy. It an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Well worth doing.

Visited November 2012
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“Tandem Bikes, single and golf carts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The wall is about 15 metres across and surrounds the old city of Xian. Dotted with guard outposts it has real history and character

Visited September 2012
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