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WorldAsiaExplore ancient and modern times by standing on Xi'an's ancient city wall

Explore ancient and modern times by standing on Xi’an’s ancient city wall

The ancient city wall, located in the center of Xi’an city, the capital of China’s Shaanxi province, is the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China, a national A4-level scenic spot. The Xi’an City Wall in a broad sense includes the Tang Dynasty Wall and the Ming Dynasty Wall.

The ancient city wall of Xi’an is 12 meters high, 12-14 meters wide at the top, and 15-18 meters wide at the bottom. The outline is a closed rectangle with a perimeter of 13.74 km. People inside the city wall call it the ancient city, which covers an area of ​​up to 11.32 square kilometres. The city wall has four main gates, they are Changlo (East Gate), Yongning (South Gate), Anting (West Gate) and Anyuan (North Gate) respectively. The above four gates are the oldest gates. Later many new gates have been built to facilitate entry or exit of the ancient city. Now the ancient city wall has a total of 18 gates.

Standing on the ancient city wall of Xi’an, you can see both ancient and modern times. Because under the feet is the ancient city wall, which is a relic of history. But from a distance, one can see a modern city with high-rise buildings and busy traffic. Due to which people get the feeling of connecting different times and places.

It is said that on March 4, 1961, the ancient city wall of Xi’an was declared by the Chinese State Council as the first batch of national key cultural relic protection units. At present, this Great Wall has become one of the most attractive sightseeing spots in the city of Xi’an. Every morning the ceremony of opening the ancient city gate and the ancient warrior army are performed on the wall. Tourists can visit the wall by purchasing tickets through eight gates. If you want to walk the entire wall to see the development of the city of Xi’an, bicycles can be rented at several gates of the wall. Today the ancient city wall has become one of the most popular places to visit in Xi’an.

(Credits- China Media Group, Beijing)

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