cycling Xi’an’s city wall by HydroJen19 on Flickr.
The Xi’an City Wall is the most complete surviving city wall in China. You can walk around the entire 14 km of wall, but we chose to hire bikes and cycle around it.
The surface was a little jarring on the bones, but it was a great way to see the city with a bird’s eye view. Or at least - what we could see of the city. The morning was cold, foggy and eerily quiet. The stillness was only broken every now and then by the sound of fireworks, apparently celebrating weddings that were happening around the city.