Guangming Online> picture
The Xi'an Circumvallation -- best-preserved ancient fortress
 http://www.gmw.cn 2012-07-02 10:16:59 By: GMW.cn  BBS of GMW.CN

[photo: GMW.cn / Zhang Ning]

Xi'an, anciently called Chang'an, is the provincial capital of Shaanxi Province of China. It was authorized by the UNESCO as a world-famous historic city in 1981.With a history of more than 3100 years, Xi'an is one of the four Great Ancient Capital Cities together with Athens, Rome and Cairo.The ancient city of Xi'an is a miniature of Chinese history. It is said that "Xi'an is the place for one to learn the five thousand years history of China."

Erected during the Ming Dynasty (1638-1644), The City Wall of Xi'an is the world's largest and best-preserved ancient fortress. The rectangular city wall is 13.7 kilometers in circumference and has 5,984 crenels and 98 places for the garriosn troops to stay in. There is a gate in each of the four sides, and each gate consists of a main tower, an embrasured watchtower, a lock tower, and a compound. The city wall is surrounded by a moat and a ring road lined with trees and dotted with pavilions and kiosks to form the huge Around-the-City Park.

 

Most Viewed

>>more

The World's Most Mysterious animals

Keeping leopard as pet in America

The ugllest dog of 2012

The most weird street art around the world

Books or geologic wonders?

Animal Yoga

 

Creative elevator advertisment

The funny moment in the races

Kung Fu cats!

[ Editor: Zhou Yueqin ]

[Prev]The podium-wear for the Chinese team at London Olympics  [Next]Beautiful scenery of Hsin River, Jiangxi, China

[ Copy ] [ Print ] [ Close ] [ ]
Registration Comments
View all Post
More Photos

Copyright by Guangming Daily. All rights reserved