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Fortifications of Xi'an
西安城墙

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City | ​​landmarkHistorical Site
Open Open from 8:00am-10:00pm
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-3 hours
Address: The city center of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, is rectangular, with four gates: Dongchanglemen (Xi'an City Wall, Huancheng East Road, Xincheng District, Xi'an), Xi'an Dingmen (West Street and Xijuyuan Lane) Nearby Xi'an City Wall (Huancheng West Road), South Yongning Gate (No. 2 South Street, Beilin District, Xi'an), Bei'an Yuanmen (Intersection of North Street and Huancheng North Road, Xincheng District, Xi'an)
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Phone: 029-87272792 029-87283602 029-87286373

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Fantastic way to walk about and see a glimpse of the old city from above. We walked for a while the decided to jump on one of the buggy’s for a fairly decent price of around 25 yuan. As Xi’an is quite small this made for a great evening activity just as the sun was setting

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Introduction

Xi'an City Wall is a landmark of this ancient city. The city walls that we see now were built in the early years of the Ming dynasty and they are now more than 600 years old. The walls were built on the foundations of the imperial city of the Tang Dynasty and they are formed together with a series of defensive installments such as moats and turrets. At present, Xi’an City Wall can be accessed by many city gates. Visitors can choose the nearest one to them. The South Gate is the visitor entrance of Xi’an City and is also the city gate with more tourists. Cycling on the ancient walls is a good experience. Riding on the wall overlooking the ancient capital of the thirteenth dynasty, you will have a feeling of travelling through time.
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Getting Around

You have to take subway line 2 and alight at the Yongning Gate Station.
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Helpful Information

There are bicycle rental services at each of the 4 gates; North, South, East and West, for you to rent and to return. The best way to tour this ancient city is by bicycle as it is even allowed on top of the circumvallation. After that you can always hop into the sightseeing electric cars to loop through the rest of the city of which the entire journey will take about 50 minutes.
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󰄭Parking
󰄪Device charging
󰄬Guided tour
󰄡Map available
󰄩Shuttle bus
󰄞Restroom
󰄫Barrier-free access
󰄥Gift shop
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