If you say "Xian," everyone thinks "Terra-cotta Warriors." But there's a lot more to Xian than the warriors. One of the many attractions is the Xian City Wall. I like to bring visitors to the wall because it's the only place I feel safe bike riding with China travelers. The wall is about 50 feet high and about 30 feet wide and the only vehicles on the wall are bikes and a few golf carts. It's a nine-mile loop all the way around and it is a lovely way to spend an afternoon, plus it's good exercise!
The wall is the last intact city wall in a major Chinese city. The rest have been razed in order to pave highways for easier access to city centers. So the Xian City Wall is special! Join me for a spin on the wall!