Visit Xian City Wall, enjoy the civilization of 13 past dynasties. Located in The Core Belt of Xian City, Xian City Wall, is the Royal Clan Nestles at Changan City in Tang Dynasty. The City Wall is rectangular with a perimeter of 13.74 km. City Wall is the most complete ancient fortification in China.
Xian City Wall was established in the 2nd year of Kaihuang period of Sui Dynasty (A.D.582). It was repaired through age on the basis of the capital city in the Sui and Tang Dynasty and was extended to east and north in the early years of Hongwu period in the Ming Dynasty. The City Wall includes a moat, hanging bridge, gate tower, arrow tower, city tower, turret, watchtower, parapet wall, crenel ...etc
1. The City Wall has four main entrance in the East, South, West, and North which are all open for tourists. Visitors tour the whole City Wall no matter which gates your entry. It will take about 23 hours of travel time. The South Gate (Yongning Gate) is the most popular entry gate and near the Bell Tower (the center of Xian).
2. Biking on the City Wall is relaxing and more enjoyable. The single bicycle costs RMB 20/100 minutes. The tandem bicycle costs RMB 40/100 minutes. Both require an RMB 200 deposit. Or sightseeing by tour bus costs RMB 65.
3. Nighttime is usually fewer visitors if you want to see the night view of the city and avoid the crowd.