Xi’an city wall and Big wild goose pagoda

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November 28, 2012China TravelNo comments

On Monday I tried out Xi’an’s city wall, supposedly the largest of its kind in the world. The city wall encircles Xi’an’s inner city completely. It has 3 gates – North, West, East and South. And the really great thing is you can hire a bike (40元) for about 1.5 hours and the ride the top of the wall. It’s a really great way to see the buildings and architecture and the different faces of Xi’an city. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

Entrance to West gate

View at top of West gate

Bike shop and path heading South

South-west corner

Path to South gate

Outside the wall, South side

Cool-looking hostel

Reached the South gate

Lanterns

Man practising Zhan Zhaung

Real life

Traffic heading East

Later on I hopped on the metro and went South to see the Big Wild Goose pagoda and its surrounding park. This is a really beautifully done park with lots of places to sit and relax:

Big Wild good pagoda

Special photos

Water calligraphy