Top 10 attractions in Shaanxi, China

By Lu Na
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  Xi'an City Wall (西安城墙)

Xi'an City Wall [Photo by Zhang Junmian /]

Located in the center of Xi'an City, the Xi'an City Wall is 12 meters high, 18 meters wide at the base and 15 meters wide at the top. It is 11.9 kilometers long and the length of the east, west, south and north walls are, respectively, 2590 meters, 2631.2 meters, 3441.6 meters and 3241 meters. It has four gates: Changle Gate in the east, Anding Gate in the west, Yongning Gate in the south and Anyuan Gate in the north.

The existing wall was built between 1374 and 1378, making it over 600 years old. It is the oldest and best preserved ancient city wall in all of China.

Admission:40 yuan

Best time to visit:Spring and autumn

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