The Walled City

Our last day in Xi’an we took a walk on the city wall. he first landmark visitors will encounter in Xi’an is the ancient city wall, which stretches round the old city. It is approximately 6 miles. The northern side runs parallel to the railway. Xi’an was originally a walled city, and even today the wall is considered a landmark dividing the city into the inner part and the outer part. The city wall is massive – tall, long and thick. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall.

Lance and I wanted to ride a bike around it but by the time we got up to the top of the wall it was so hot. We decided to take a walk on it and we never did see where you rent the bikes. But it was a interesting walk and give you an idea of how large the city is.

IMG_4752 IMG_4750Walking to the wall and seeing busy life on the streets.  A busy train station where most just sit on the dirty ground and this little store with a delivery being made.

IMG_4754Making the walk up to the top of the wall where we hope to find the bike rental place and travel the wall for a bit.  I believe the wall is about 8 to 10 miles completely around the city.

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One thought on “The Walled City

  1. PAM – YOU SHOULD BE A “TOUR GUIDE.” I HAVE ENJOY THE TOUR AND SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE REALLY ENJOYED THIS TRIP. WILL YOU BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS?
    GREGG

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