Xian 19 Da Cie En Temple Complex Wall Decorations

© Dennis Kraft

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Xian 19 Da Cie En Temple Complex Wall Decorations

Xian has what is considered the most largest, most complete and best preserved city wall in China. Built over three periods in the 14th, 16th, and 18th centuries, it encloses 14 square kilometres. Because Xian was at the end of the Silk Road and key to trade it was considered an imperial city during the Sui and Tang dynasties. The wall was build over over pre-existing palace walls of the Tang Dynasty. The city wall is rectangular in shape and takes about four hours to walk. It is 12 metres i.

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