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“Excellent Way to See the City”

Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Rented bicycles to ride around the wall. Excellent way to see the city within the wall. Bicycles were not very comfortable but it beats walking. Be warned! It is nearly 14km around the entire wall. The ground isn't all smooth. Quite a bit of uneven stoned ground which makes riding rather strenuous. That said, it is an excellent workout. Bike rental time limit = 2hours. Starting from the South gate, We realised 45minutes had passed when we reached the West gate. So, riding like crazy we managed to return the bikes with 10 minutes to spare. BUT you can always return the bike at any of the other stations at the gates and walk the rest of the way. Or alternatively, just pay for a buggy ride back. :o)

Thank Orange3J
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

If you're from the Bell Tower area, the South Gate entrance can be reached by foot as the distance is just 900m. While the North Gate entrance is 2km away from the Bell Tower.

Bicycle rental is cheaper at the North Gate though which is ¥20 for 2 hours and ¥100 for the deposit per person compared to the South Gate ¥40 for 2 hours and ¥200 deposit. However the bicycle are not available during the heavy snow.

Well.. It was pretty disappointing as some parts were closed due to some maintenance work. The wall has too many climbing stairs and not suitable for elderly I guess. Go during day time for a city view and night time for beautiful lights which can be seen from outside the wall.

2  Thank Kakamal
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Our visit started from the South Gate on foot but later hired bicycles on the top of the wall and cycled the whole way around which took an hour and a half.

It is thoroughly recommended if you want to get a sense of the scale of the original Tang Dynasty (7th-10th C) city which was for a long period the capital of China. It was at the time (early Medieval in Europe) the largest city in the world.

Although there are only small parts of the truly original wall left, it has over time been restored throughout and is apparently the only city in China retaining a full “original” city wall.

Buildings within the city wall are restricted in height but outside the wall many huge tower block offices and residential buildings have been built in more recent years.

Thank RovinSte
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely experience riding the bicycle up on the city wall. We were from the North Gate. So it will take a good 1 hour to reach the South Gate .For a full circle may take up to 2 hours . The rental was 20 yuan per person for abt 2 hrs with 100 yuan being a deposit which you may collect upon returning the bicycle. There are also cafetarias but far between. There is not much to see apart from experiencing the vast wall and overseeing the city from above. There are also viewing towers but we are not allowed in. It is a beautiful building structure along the wall. We enjoyed it all the same .

Thank rahana71
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Cannot believe how many walls are in China.They certainly loved their walls.Great views from the top as you would expect

Thank wendy m
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