As we entered Xi’an, by bus, we immediately noticed the beautifully lit ancient City Wall. It represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. It is 14 km in circumference, 12m in height, and 15-18m in thickness at the base. The northern side runs parallel to the railway.
Xi’an was originally a walled city, and even today the wall is considered a landmark dividing the city into the inner part and the outer part. The city wall is massive – tall, long and thick. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall.
Have a look at some of the sights on and around the walls. The performers were drawing larger crowds of onlookers wanting pictures with them.