Located in a sub provincial city of China the Xi’an City Wall is an outstanding landmark one would witness when coming to the ancient city of Xi’an. It stretches around the city of Xi’an and is known as the oldest and the best preserved ancient city defence system in China. This massive city wall has a North gate and a South gate which are the inner city’s main entrances.
The history behind this amazing wall runs back to the 14th century which was the time of the Ming Dynasty. It was built under Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang’s regime. Before the Ming Dynasty’s establishment the to-be emperor Zhu learned a prophecy by a hermit who put the idea of building a tall wall around the city. Thus after unifying the whole nation, he structured a massive wall fortifying the whole city of Xi’an.The material used in construction of the wall is most interesting. It is said the base layer was made of earth, lime and glutinous rice extracts compressed together. The use of natural resources is one of the reasons for its longevity. This amazing wall is 12 meters tall and 12-14 meters wide with a deep moat surrounding it. The towers of the city wall are also significant as the gates, back in the day, were controlled by the towers. The watch towers which are situated on each of the four corners are equally momentous.
If you are heading to discover this mesmerizing beauty you could simply explore by cycling. Bikes can be rented for a reasonable amount.
When planning to travel Xian make sure to find suitable accommodation that suits your needs and requirements. From comfortable motels to five star hotels sleeping choices are endless. Out of the vast array of choices residing at a Xian apartment will be ideal as it will allow you to discover this awe-inspiring city at your own pace. Try the Citidines Central Xian that is located in the vicinity of well-known shopping areas in the city of Xian. These apartments are just right for those who adore self catering environments. So come and enjoy a comfortable stay and spend your holiday in style.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.