There are so many reasons to visit Xi’an: it’s the oldest city in the country and China’s original capital. They also have a fantastic cuisine and you can really get lost in their outstanding history, including the Fortifications of Xi’an, otherwise known as Xi’an City Wall. This is one of the most well-preserved original walls in China and the most fun way (and most practical if you want to cover a lot of ground) is to see it is on a bike. There are countless bicycle rental places around the wall (which cost around 200 yuan) and cycling between the watchtowers and getting great views of the city below is an impressive way to spend your time in Xi’an.

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