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Xian City Wall (Chengqiang) Tours

Xi’an has one of the most extensive and best-preserved defensive walls in the world. This colossal structure was started under the Ming Dynasty in 1370, a few years before the Drum and Bell Towers, and replaced an earlier wall which encompassed a much larger area.

You can get an idea of the Xian City Wall's - or Chengqiang - extraordinary thickness on the wide terrace which surmounts it. There are 98 ramparts, each with its own sentry house, as well as 18 gateways, of which the most impressive is the South Gate. The huge rectangle is further encompassed by a moat, showing the builders were leaving nothing to chance. This is now complemented with charming landscaped gardens.

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The City Wall encircles central Xi’an. You can cover the entire 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) on foot, or hire bicycles at the South Gate to speed up the circuit. There are stunning views of the city from both sides.

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Xi'an in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air, Shanghai, null
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Xi'an in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

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While you’re in Shanghai, take a day trip to Xi’an, famous as one of the birthplaces of ancient Chinese civilization. You’ll learn about the history of the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $809.99
Xi'an Classic Day Tour, Xian, Air Tours
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Xi'an Classic Day Tour

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Visit Xi’an Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, City Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square and Muslim Quarter. This private tour takes you to experience ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 8 to 9 hrs

From USD $79.00
Essential Xi'an Private Day Tour Including Lunch, Xian, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Essential Xi'an Private Day Tour Including Lunch

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Essential Xi'an Private Day Tour will take you to see the highlights of Xi'an's most important attractions including Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $80.00
Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall, ... 
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Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

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Spend a full day exploring the unique history, culture, beautiful architecture and religious monuments of the ancient walled city of Xi'an. One of the capitals ...  Read more

Location: Xian, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00
Private Classic Xian Day Tour including Terracotta Warriors, Cave Dweller and Muslim Food Street, ... 
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Private Classic Xian Day Tour including Terracotta Warriors, Cave Dweller and Muslim Food Street

Pressed for time? Whizz through the highlights of Xian in just seven action-packed hours on this private day tour. See the Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World ...  Read more

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

From USD $108.00
Private Classic Xi'an One Day Tour Including Lunch, Xian, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Classic Xi'an One Day Tour Including Lunch

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Experience the historical highlights of Xi'an in this fascinating full-day trip. Disregard time constraints with this convenient sightseeing experience, that ...  Read more

Location: Xi'an, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Xi'an Small-Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Wall Bike Tour, Xian, Private ... 
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Xi'an Small-Group Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Ancient City Wall Bike Tour

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Visit the two most popular historical sites of Xi’an on this full-day tour of the ancient city wall and the Terracotta Warriors. Explore Xi’an’s old city wall, ...  Read more

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

From USD $126.00
Xi'an Private Tour: Great Mosque and Ancient City Wall at South Gate, Xian, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Xi'an Private Tour: Great Mosque and Ancient City Wall at South Gate

This private tour allows you to see most of the important attractions in Xian City. Shaanxi History Museum will introduce you to basic facts of Chinese ...  Read more

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

From USD $50.00
Xi'an City Day Tour, Xian, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Xi'an City Day Tour

Xi'an City Day Tour will show you Xi'an history and beautiful view! We will visit City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Mosque and Muslim street.

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

From USD $100.00
Full-Day Private Tour of Terra-cotta Warriors and City Wall from Xi'an, Xian, Full-day Tours
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Full-Day Private Tour of Terra-cotta Warriors and City Wall from Xi'an

See the best Xi’an has to offer in just one day and savor the flavor of this ancient capital, a melting pot of different cultures.

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

From USD $199.00

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