Xian City Wall

Xian City Wall Xian Shaanxi
As a defense fortification, the ancient city wall of Xian is one of the few walls still intact in China. Surrounding the ancient capital, these ramparts remained today allow for a leisurely stroll to admire the city of Xi'an.

Fortifications in most Chinese cities are demolished but the City Walls of Xian is one of the best preserved. Designed to protect the old city of Xian, the City Walls of Xian is located on the site of the former Imperial Palace of Tang dynasty.
This impressive city wall may have a width of 18 meters surprises with its state of conservation. The ancient wall of course has been damaged for many times, but after restoration, there are only few sections that have completely disappeared.

For defense purpose, the City Walls of Xian is constructed with a moat, drawbridges, watch towers and gate towers. Today, the edges of the moat have been redeveloped into gardens and it is possible to walk on several parts of the ramparts. You can also rent a bike or tandem from rental sites at one of the gates of the city wall, then you could make a complete city tour of the ramparts, which would have spread out 14 kilometers.

 

 

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