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  • Address: South Main Street, Beilin District, Xian, China 710000
  • Hours: Open daily 8am-10pm

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Ancient City Wall at South Gate Tours

The Ancient City Wall at in Xi'an is one of the best-preserved city walls in China. It was built in the 14th century during the Ming Dynasty, under the regime of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, and expanded upon from walls remaining from the Tang Dynasty.

Visitors can either cycle or walk along the Ancient City Wall, which is almost 14 kilometers long and takes around three hours at a leisurely pace. The site features a moat, a drawbridge, the main towers, watchtowers, and gates, all of which combine to depict an impressive ancient defense system. 

The South Gate is situated near the Bell Tower and is widely considered to be the most significant, with greeting ceremonies by the government held in the South Gate Square, which has recently been restored. Like the other gates, the South Gate features three towers – the gate tower, which holds the drawbridge, the narrow tower and the main tower. Two public museums are also located inside the barbican and archery tower of the South Gate, which are both free to enter.

Practical Info

The South Gate is the most convenient to reach, with a number of buses stopping nearby. It’s open from 8am until 10pm. Tourist cars and bicycle hire are available from here.

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Xi'an Evening Tour: South Gate Square, Fountain Show and Tang Dynasty Theme Squares, Xian, null
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Xi'an Evening Tour: South Gate Square, Fountain Show and Tang Dynasty Theme Squares

The night life of the ancient city Xi'an has a unique glamour. You can enjoy the night scenery around the South Gate Square and then take a walk to the Tang ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $30.50
Xi'an Night Tour: South Gate Square and Musical Fountain at Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square, Xian, Bus ... 
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Xi'an Night Tour: South Gate Square and Musical Fountain at Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square

Experience the best of Xian’s nightlife on this 3 hours tour with an insider. You will enjoy the night scenery around the South Gate Square, the most ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs

From USD $35.00
Private Xi'an Full Day Tour, Xian, Night Tours
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Private Xi'an Full Day Tour

On this private Xi'an full day tour, you are going to enjoy marvelous Chinese architecture from all aspects. The city of Xian offers travelers many attractions ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
2-Hour Xi'an-at-Night Private Tour, Xian, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Hour Xi'an-at-Night Private Tour

The 2 hours ‘Xi’an-at-night’ private tour will take you to see Xi’an as you have never seen it before! You will be taken to visit some of Xi’an’s famous ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.44
Afternoon 3-Hour Walking Tour in Xi'an, Xian, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Afternoon 3-Hour Walking Tour in Xi'an

This 3-hour Xi'an city center walking tour takes you to explore the best neighborhood of Xi'an. Not only will you visit historical architectures, but also ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Private Tour of Xi’an City Wall, Great Mosque and Terracotta Warriors, Xian, Walking Tours
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Private Tour of Xi’an City Wall, Great Mosque and Terracotta Warriors

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Make the most of your time in Xi’an and enjoy this full-day experience of Xi’an’s top sites and activities with your own private guide and driver. On this ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Xi'an Ancient Capital Walking Tour, Xian, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Xi'an Ancient Capital Walking Tour

The 8 hours Xi'an Ancient Capital Walking Tour offers a unique and fun experience for travelers, who can visit the real local life of the local citizens with ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.00
Xi'an Private Walking Tour: City Wall, Shuyuanmen Street, Gao Grand Courtyard, and Muslim Quarter, ... 
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Xi'an Private Walking Tour: City Wall, Shuyuanmen Street, Gao Grand Courtyard, and Muslim Quarter

On this 8-hour guided private tour, you will walk through ancient Xi'an city wall, visit interesting shops, stroll along cultural Shuyuanmen Street, and ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 6 to 7 hrs

From USD $75.00

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