Saturday, 12 July 2014

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 Xian Ming Wall | The Largest Ancient City Wall (28 pics)

Xian Ming Wall - The Largest Ancient City Wall — The Ancient City Wall is located in downtown of Xian is the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defense system in China. The rectangular wall standing around 12 meters tall (40ft.) and with a perimeter of almost 14 kilometers (8.5 miles), with each side fortified by a huge gates, the wall remains quite an imposing structure despite being dwarfed by the many surrounding high rise buildings. When visiting Ancient City Wall in Xian vacation, tourists will have a chance to rent a bike cycle and ride around the Ancient City Wall.

Xian City Walls was constructed during the reign of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of the Ming Dynasty. People believed that a hermit recommended the erection of the city walls. Upon hearing this advice, the emperor hurriedly sent orders to put up huge walls. The structure was further improved during the Tang Dynasty. Years ago the cities governing powers had sensibly decided to restrict building heights inside the walled city in order to preserve its cultural integrity, so today it is quite easy to differentiate the old from the new.


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