XIAN CITY WALLS
The very best way to view Xian is by taking a tour of the city wall, which encloses the modern day city. The wall has been refurbished many times, but it was originally built in the 14th century. We began our tour at the south gate, where you can hire bikes (including tandems). The ride around the wall allows you to view the whole of the city below, including the beautiful golden roofs of Guangren Temple. You can stop off en route to look at the gate houses which are located on all four sides of the city. It doesn't take too long to ride around the entire city and because the wall is flat, the ride is not too strenuous.
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