China Discovery Tour
Xian | China
06 Jan 2020 | Mon
Day 10 of 18
Xian Ancient City Wall
There are few ancient cities in the world that have been as well-preserved as Xian. The ancient city wall is one of the most impressive features of this city. Stretching 14 kilometers around the old city, the wall was built in the 14th century to protect the city from invaders. Today, the wall is a popular spot for tourists to walk or ride bikes. It is also a great place to get a panoramic view of Xian.
This ancient wall is the largest of its kind in the world, and you can explore it by walking or biking. Walking the entire length of the wall takes about 12 hours, but it’s a great way to see all the different aspects of the wall up close. You’ll also get a chance to see some of the city’s landmarks from atop the wall.
Biking is a great option if you want to cover more ground in less time. You can rent bikes at the wall or from many hotels and hostels in Xian, and there are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. No matter how you choose to explore it, the Ancient City Wall is a must-see when visiting Xian.
We were lucky to be visiting right before the Chinese New Year, so we got to see several large colorful lantern displays set up for the celebration. They were designed to be lit up at night, which I’m sure is quite beautiful.