Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Xi'an

4.5
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Built in the 14th century during the reign of the first Ming emperor, Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) has survived bombings, fires, and erosion and remained an important landmark. Surrounded by a deep moat, this section of the wall spans 13.7 km (8.5 mi). Constructed to optimize protection against invasion, the structure therefore includes a complicated system of gates and 98 ramparts. Today, visitors can walk, bike, or ride in a battery car across the gate. By using our Xi'an itinerary maker app, you can arrange your visit to Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and other attractions in Xi'an.
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  • 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...  more »
  • The walls are over 600 years old and are just over 8 miles long. The South Gate is the most impressive. Most visitors get on to the walls from here. There are two museums inside the barbican and...  more »
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  • It can be a tourist trap if no prior research was done to visiting. South gate is the most scenic by far, with obvious view of the Bell tower. Recommended to head over at 5pm as ticket is only a one time entry, place transform at night with the lights on which gives the whole area a different look
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