Xian City Wall is the best-preserved ancient city wall in China and also the largest and most complete military facility in the world.
Xian City Wall was built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) expanded from the city wall remains of the Shui and Tang Dynasty. The walls are still strong and solid nowadays. Its well-preserved walls, moat, gates, drawbridge, main towers, watchtowers, parapet walls and crenels etc display an ancient defense system in integrity for the tourists today.
Walking around the City Wall takes about 3 hours as the full length is almost 14 kilometers. There are 15 exits along the City Wall and 9 of them have tickets offices and the most convenient and busy gate is the South Gate (Nan Men). Tourist cars are available on the wall as well as bicycle-renting at the South Gate (Nan Men) and the North Gate (Bei Men).