The best-preserved city wall in China, the Ancient City Wall, can be found in the city of Xi'an. The wall has become an icon of the ancient Chinese capital. It was constructed in the 14th century at the time of the Ming dynasty. There are ramparts extending out every 120 meters on the wall. In the past, this allowed soldiers to see approaching enemies from far away and observe anyone climbing the wall. The 120-meter distance was purposefully designed to be within the range of firing arrows on both sides. The rectangular Ancient City Wall was built by earth, lime, and sticky rice water. Another layer of brick was built to provide further protection. The wall is approximately 14 km in length. The top is 12-14 m across, while the bottom is 15-18 m across. The structure stands at one end of the historical Silk Road.
Opening Hours: 8:00-22:00(After 18:00, could not go upstairs.)
Entrance Ticket: CNY54
Address: South street no. 1,Xi’an city wall scenic area, China
Duration: 2-3 hours (Ancient city wall circumference is about 13.74 kilometer)