Zenfolio | Eric Bergan | Xian City Walls
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Arriving in Xian, we did a tour of the city, stopping at the city wall, and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.

The Xian city wall, primarily constructed during the Ming dynasty, is quite thick, with frequent archery towers. Today, it is used as a type of promenade around the city, with shops, stalls, etc. Unfortunately, the day we were there was very foggy/hazy, so visibility was limited. But it was still decorated for the 60th anniversary of the PRC, and there were plenty of people about. There is also a moat surrounding the city outside the walls.
We also stopped at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. If you look carefully at the picture, you will see the top couple of floors are missing, damaged in an earthquake in 1556.

_Xian City Wall 1320

_Xian City Wall 1320

_City Wall Shop 1324

_City Wall Shop 1324

_Top of City Wall 1349

_Top of City Wall 1349

_Xian Square 1351

_Xian Square 1351

_Top of City Wall 1357

_Top of City Wall 1357

_City Moat 1362

_City Moat 1362

_Small Wild Goose Pagoda 1364

_Small Wild Goose Pagoda 1364

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:Xian