This is my favourite photo of the wall and surrounding area. I love the contrast between the ancient and modern.
I saw a few buidings in Xi'an that combine modern and Tang architectures.
What's a fortress without a moat to make life a little bit more difficult for the enemy. Maybe if I were taller, I'd get a better picture. Ah well, this will have to do.
There's a little garden outside the wall. You can sit down and relax here after a tiring long walk or cycling.
Bells are considered to be sacrificial vessels. They are used to offer sacrifices, tell time or sound alerts. Depending on its function, its body is incised with certain inscription letters and decorative patterns.