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Mosted Asked Questions about Xi'an Ancient City Wall

I will be at Xian city in the late afternoon, is it possible to visit the Xian Ancient City Walll in the evening?

Yes, it is possible to visit Xian Ancient City at night. When you visit the city wall during the evening, you can enjoy the charming night view of Xian city. The best place around the city wall for the night scenery is Southern Gate, with lots of light and some performance there.

Where can i rent bike at Xian Ancient City Wall? What is the cost of bike rental?

There are many bike rental stations along the city wall, there will be at least one place to rent at each gate. You should remeber that you need to return the bike to the same place (where you rent). When you rent a bike, the deposit is required, CNY200 per bike; It charges CNY45/90 mins for single bike, CNY90/90 mins for a tandem bike. You should keep the receipt as it would be a voucher for your refund of the deposit. 

How long does it take to visit the Xian City Wall?

The total length of Xian Ancient City Wall is about 14KM. Normally, it takes around 3 hours to visit the whole part of Xian city wall by walking. It will take about 1.5 hours if you rent a bike or take the battery cart. It might be take long to visit the Xian city wall if you like photography or walk at a leisure pace.

What is the best way to visit Xian Ancient Wall? By walking around or renting a bike?

There are several ways to visit the ancient city wall, such as walk, cycling and Battery Cart. Biking is the ideal option for visitor to visit the Ancient City Wall and it is the most popular activity, it takes around 1 hour to visit the whole part of city wall. If you travel with seniors or want to travel in a leisure pace, walking is highly recommended. You could sight-see the city wall on your own pace to discover every antique brick or tower. You do not have to cover the whole City Wall for a round way, but hike a short part of it and get down the wall from any nearest gate. Battery Cart Ride is also available, it is energy-saving and enable you to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Please kindly note that children under 12 years old, seniors over 60 years old are not allowed to rent bike there.

Is it expensive to visit the Ancient City Wall in Xian? How much does it cost?

It's not expensive to visit the Xian Ancient City Wall, the entrance fee is CNY54, half price for children between 120cm-140cm, free for children under 1.2 m and for people over 70 years old. There will be extra cost if you take battery cart or rent the bike at Ancient City Wall, the battert cart costs CNY120 for the whole journey and CNY30 per stop; There are different charges for bike, the cost is depening how long that you rent.

How can i get to Xian Ancient City Wall from Xian North Railway Station? I will take high speed train from Beijing.

If you arrive at Xian North Railway Station, you can take Xian metro line 2 from Xian north railway station and get off at Yongningmen Station to go up the City Wall from the South Gate. Or get off at Anyuanmen Station to go up from the North Gate; 2) Take city taxi or book a private transfer from train station; 3) You can book a private pick up service from train station if you have lots of luggage.

What is the best season to visit the Xian Ancient City Wall?

You can travel to Xian and visit the Ancient City Wall all year round, Spring & Autumn are the best. If you travel in summer, we recommend you take tour to Xian ancient wall in the morning or after sunset because it is quite hot at noon. If you travel in winter, please wear the thick clothers, gloves scarf and winter hat since it will be very cold on the wall, you can enjoy different scenery during the snow days.

Do you offer any half day Xian Ancient City Wall Tours?

Yes, we offer various Xian Tours including Half Day Xian Ancient City Wall Tour, you can choose morning and afternoon departure to meet your own schedule. You will have you own private guide to collect you from your downtown hotel or Xian train station, walk around the ancient city wall to visit China's most integrated and best-preserved city wall, to see locals enjoying tai chi or exercise in the City Wall Park, you will have the bike experience along the wall itself. The half day tour package includes the bike rental, priavte tour guide and comfortable vehicle, entrance fees for the wall, but meals and other personal expense are not included.

What are the famous attractions nearby the Xian Ancient City Wall?

As Xian Ancient City Wall is located in the city center of Xian, there are several famous attractions nearby should be visited when you take tour to Xian Ancient City Wall, such as Muslim Quarter where where you can find local food and snacks and to great souvenir stalls; Drum &Bell Tower, symbols of the city's rich past and are some of the largest and best-preserved of their kind in China.

Is it easy to go around the Xian Ancient City Wall on my own?

Yes, it is also easy for you to go around the wall, you can find the way easily because there are many signs in English and other language, it has a clear sign for the directions, introduction of the history in chinese & english versions. We recommend you book a Xian tour to visit the Xian Ancient City Wall and surroundings, you can get a deeper impression about Xian city, know about the local culture & lifestyle from your personal tour guide.

What are the performances available at the south gate of Xian Ancient city wall? Do you have the timing about them?

There are various performances at the south gate with following timings: Opening Ceremony at South Gate Square: 09.00 am; Living Statue Performance: 10.45 am, 07.45 pm; Warrior Parade Performance: 11.00 am, 11.40 am, 04.20 pm, 04.50 pm, 06.00 pm; Relieving Guard Ceremony: 09.30 am, 03.30 pm, 06.40 pm; War Drum and Military Formation: 10.30 am, 07.30 pm; Military Formation Performance: 05.30 pm.


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