Xian city wall, now the biggest, the most intact ancient wall in the world, was built during the Ming Dynasty

On a sign you can read the following:: Xian city wall, now the biggest, the intactness ancient wall in the world, was built in the Ming Dynasty. The perimeter of the wall is 11,9 km, the height 12 meter, the width at the top 12-14 meter and the thickness at the bottom 15-18 meter. With a rectangle form, the Xian city wall has four gates, the eastern ChangLeMen, the western AnDingMen, the southern YoungNingMen and the northern AnYuanMen. Each of them has a gate tower in Xieshan style, majestic and magnificent. In addition to the four gates, it has four corner platforms, 98 Dilous, 5984 crenels and a city moat, all of which constituted a tight defending system. From Ming Dynasty to present, the wall has been renovated for several times. The large scale renovation in early 1980´s gave the wall a brand new look.

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