Tuesday 8 November 2016

China - Xi An : The Ancient City Wall of Xi An

Xi An - Sep 2015

Xian is one of the oldest cities in China and has thousand years of history. 

Xian City Wall was built in the 14th century Ming Dynasty under the regime of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. It is now still the most complete city wall that has survived in China and also one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

View of Drum Tower from the city wall

One of the best ways to cover the whole City Wall (13.7km in length) is to cycle around the four corners. It takes around 1.5 to 2 hours for a full cycle. Bicycle rental services is available on the top of the wall.
 The bicycle deposit is CNY 200. The single bicycle costs CNY 45 for 2 hours. The tandem bicycle costs CNY 90 for 2 hours.

Here we go~

Entrance fee: CNY 54 for adults.

South Gate: 8:00 - 22:00
East/North/West Gate, Wenchang Gate,  Heping Gate, Shangde Gate:
Apr: 8:00 - 18:00; May to Oct: 8:00 - 19:00; Nov to next Mar: 8:00 - 18:00
Hanguang Gate: 8:00 - 17:30

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