- Travel Guide
- - Ancient City Wall
- - Banpo Museum
- - Big Wild Goose Pagoda
- - Chinese Herb Market
- - Daming Palace National Heritage Park
- - Famen Temple
- - Gao Grand Courtyard
- - Guanzhong Folk Art Museum
- - Huaqing Palace Heritage Site
- - Huashan Mountain
- - Hui Minority Street
- - Shaanxi History Museum
- - Shuyuanmen Ancient Culture Street
- - Straw Hut Temple
- - Tang Lotus Park
- - Terracotta Army
- - The Great Mosques
- - Xian Bell Tower
- - Xian Drum Tower
- - Xian Forest Steles Museum
- - Yang Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty
Ancient City Wall in Xi'an, located in the center of the city, is built in early Ming Dynasty on the basis of the Imperial City of Chang An of the Tang Dynasty. It has been considered as a symbol of great significance of the famous historic cultural city of Xi'an.
Nowadays, the wall stands 12 meters tall, 12-14 meters wide at the top and 15-18 meters thick at the bottom. And it totaled 13.7 kilometers in length with a deep moat surrounding it. On Ancient City Wall, there is a rampart extending out from the main wall every 120 meters. And it has 98 ramparts in all.
There are four city gates on the Ancient City Wall: Changle gate in the east, Anding gate in the west, Yongning gate in the south and Anyuan gate in the north. Each of them consists of arrow tower and city tower.
The Ancient City Wall of Xi'an includes fosse, pontlevis, gate building, arrow tower, front building, turret building, fighting building, and other military installations; as a result, it has formed a well-organized and complete military system for defending.
The exiting wall was built during the period of the seventh year to the eleventh year of Ming Emperor Hongwu, with a history of over 600 years. It is one of famous city walls in Chinese history in the late medieval. And it is also the most perfectly preserved existing ancient city wall in China.
In early years, the Ancient City Wall was regarded as the obstacle to the modernization of the city, but now it is the pride, offering great honor to the old city. Visiting this wall can help you gain a better and specific understanding of the ancient wars, ancient municipal construction and architectural art. You can also learn more about the ups and downs of the city. The magnificent city walls of Xi'an have become one of the most fascinating scenic spots in Xi'an.
You can take No.5, 611 buses near the railway station to get there.
Taking a bike on the City Wall may leave you an enjoyable and interesting experience.
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