Activities on Xian City Wall
This is one of the most important annual games in the city and also an international sporting event. An extra benefit is that many people from home and abroad learn much more about this ancient city by participating in this athletic contest. The International Marathon has become a special calling card for the city to expand international exchange and operations.
Xian City Wall International Marathon
Time: 08:30, Apr. 21 (Saturday), 2018
2018 Xian City Wall International Marathon
Entrance Fee: CNY 150 for 13.7 Kilometers and Half Marathon; CNY 100 for Five Kilometers.
Starting Point: South Gate
1. Half Marathon: Starting from 100 meters to the west of the gate tower of South Gate, via Zhuque Gate – Hanguang Gate – West Gate – Yuxiang Gate – North Gate – Chaoyang Gate, return along the same route from 200 meters to the north of East Gate to the starting point.
2. 13.7 Kilometers: Starting from 100 meters to the west of the gate tower of South Gate, via Zhuque Gate – Hanguang Gate – West Gate – Yuxiang Gate – North Gate – Chaoyang Gate – East Gate – Jianguo Gate – Heping Gate – Wenchang Gate, and reach the east of the gate tower of South Gate, the finish line.
3. Five Kilometers: Starting from 100 meters to the west of the gate tower of South Gate, via Hanguang Gate, return along the same route from Southwest City Corner to the starting point.
Time: April 18 - May 17, 2018
City Wall Kite Festival
Location: the Gate Tower of South Gate
Content: The Kite Festival is held on March 3rd of the Chinese lunar calendar every year on the City Wall. It combines Chinese traditional culture and citizen entertainment, enhancing the vitality of the wall and enriching leisure activities of the citizenry. During the festival, all kinds of kites fly in the sky, showing a thriving spring scene. The festival also has colorful activities, such as a stunt kite performance, kite exhibitions, kite-making, and performance kite-flying. A large number of citizens and tourists are attracted to participate in these activities.
The Chinese New Year Lantern Fair has been held on the City Wall since 1985. It usually begins on 23th day of the last month according to Chinese lunar calendar and ends on the last day of the first month of the Chinese New Year. The fair provides a great opportunity for citizens and tourists to appreciate not only various kinds of lanterns but also the magnificent night view of the wall itself.
City Wall Lantern Fair
Time: Feb. 8, 2018 - Mar. 25, 2018
2018 Xian City Wall Lantern Fair
Location: South Gate Section of Xian City Wall
Entrance Fee: Feb. 8 - Feb. 15 & Mar. 4 - Mar. 25: CNY 60; Feb. 16 - Mar. 3: CNY 100; free for children under 1.2m (3.9 feet)
Entrances: South Entrance of South Gate, North Entrance of South Gate, Wenchang Gate, Heping Gate
Reservation Hotline: 029-87283602 / 029-89622985