Top Things to Do on Xi’an City Wall
The city wall is almost 14 Km long, so it will take much time and you will be very exhausted if you walk for sightseeing. Better choice is cycling. You can rent and return a bicycle at any major gate mentioned previously. If you don’t want to ride a bike, there are tour buses at the four gates, too.
At the South Gate, there many wonderful performances, schedules as following.
10:00/11:00(everyday): Warriors Cruise Performance
15:00/17:00(everyday): Warriors Shift Ceremony
20:30~21:20(only for Thursday to Sunday): Chang’an Impression–Tang Dynasty Grand Welcoming Ceremony Live Performance.
- International Marathon on Xi’an City Wall
Started in 1993, the International Marathon on Xi’an City Wall is held in December every year. The marathon starts at the east of Yongnng Gate, going through Wenchang Gate, Heping Gate, Changle Gate, Chaoyang Gate, Jiefang Gate, Anyuan Gate, Shangwu Gate, Yuxiang Gate, Anding Gate and Hanguang Gate, and finally finishes at the west of Yongning Gate. Total length is about 13.7 kilometers. If you like marathon, it will be a meaningful and impressive experience to come to Xi’an City Wall.
- Spring Festival Lantern Show on Xi’an City Wall
There is an annual Lantern Show during Spring Festival Holiday on Xi’an City Wall. It’s a totally folk art to demonstrate Chinese traditional culture and express people’s beautiful wishes for the next year. The lanterns in various shapes and colors attractes endless travelers and push the celebration of Chinese New Year into climax.