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Xian City Wall

Ancient City Wall Xian
Built in 1374 AD, it is the most complete and best preserved ancient city wall in China. It is also one of the best ancient military in the world. The circumference of the wall is 13.7km.It is 12m high, 12 to 14m wide on the top and 15 to 18m wide at the bottom. It is in oblong shape, The style of the wall is simple and vigorous.

 

• Transportation
To four major gates:
South Gate: Take subway line 2 to Yongningmen Station; bus no.6, 11, 12, 23, 46, 215, 239, 302, 600, 603, 608, 713, 910, K600, K618, or Wulong Special Line…and arrive at South Gate Station.
East Gate: Take bus no.8, 22, 27, 29, 33, 37, 43, 45, 102, 203, 218, 232, 235, 252, 300, 527, 602, 604, 714, or 903…and arrive at East Gate Station.
North Gate: Take subway line 2 to Anyuanmen Station; bus no.6, 26, 28, 33, 37, 39, 104, 107, 117, 205, 206, 208, 214, 216, 229, 236, 238, 310, 336, 506 or 511…and arrive at North Gate Station.
West Gate: Take bus no.4, 10, 15, 23, 31, 201, 205, 206, 215, 221, 222, 223, 300, 302, 407, 504, 611, 701 or K630…and arrive at West Gate Station.
• Cycling on the wall:
Try biking on the Wall, you will have an enjoyable and interesting experience. To cycle round the wall for a whole circle takes 1.5 to 2 hours at a medium speed. The bicycle deposit is CNY 200. The single bicycle costs CNY 40/100 minutes. The tandem bicycle costs CNY 80/100 minutes.

You will have to pay an extra charge if you cycle more than 100 minutes. An extra 10 minutes costs CNY 5 for a bicycle, and CNY 10 for a tandem bicycle. Bicycles should be returned at the South Gate before 20:00 if you don’t return them before 18:00 at the other three gates.
• Electric Car:
The ordinary sightseeing battery car costs CNY 80 for a circle ride while the luxurious one costs CNY 120. One can also visit the wall by sections. The ordinary type costs CNY 20 between two stops. The luxurious type costs CNY 30.

Route: South Gate – West Gate – North Gate – East Gate

Business Hours for bicycle rental and sightseeing battery car:
8:00 – 20:00 (South Gate); 8:15 – 18:00 (West Gate, North Gate and East Gate)

Bus Tours (South Line): The double-decker sightseeing bus runs from the Suspension Bridge Square. It provides a panorama view of the city, covering many famous attractions including the City Wall.

Admission Fee: CNY 68 (hop-on and hop-off; the ticket is valid in 24 hours from your first boarding)
CNY 98 (including the wall admission ticket)
Opening Hours: March 1 to October 31: every hour from 09:00 to 17:00. The last one departs at 19:30.
November 1 to next February 28: every two hours from 09:00 to 17:00
Time Duration: 1.5 hours
Route: South Gate - West Park Around the City Wall - West Gate - West Street - Bell Tower - East Gate - South Gate
Service: drinking water/juice, guide


• Information of the wall
Admission Fee: CNY 54
CNY 27 for children between 1.2 and 1.4 meters in height; free for children under 1.2 meters.
CNY 100 for a combo ticket for the wall and Forest of Stone Steles Museum.
Opening Hours: South Gate: 8:00-22:00
East/North/West Gate, Wenchang Gate, Heping Gate, Shangde Gate:
8:00-19:00 (May 1-October 31); 8:00-18:00 (Novermber 1-April 30)
Hanguang Gate: 8:00-17:30
Performance at
the South Gate

City Wall Gate Openning Ceremony (South Gate Square): 9:00
Living Statue Performance: 10:45, 19:45
Warrior Parade Performance (Barbican): 11:00, 11:40, 16:20, 16:50, 18:00
Relieving Guard Ceremony: 09:30, 15:30, 18:40
War Drum and Military Formation: 10:30, 19:30
Military Formation Performance: 17:30

Recommended
Time for a Visit:
3.5 hours for a whole circle

• Recommended Tour: Xian City Tour of City Wall

 

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