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Chinese name: 秦陵兵马俑 (Qinling Bingmayong) Location: Yanzhai County, Lintong District, around 1.5km east of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum, Xi'an city, Shaanxi Provinc...
Chinese name: 钟楼 (Zhong Lou) Location: downtown Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province. Entrance fee: 35 Yuan (extra 10 Yuan is required for hitting the bell for three times). ...
Chinese name: 大雁塔 (Da Yan Ta) Location: inside the Daci'en Temple, on West Yanta Road, about 4 kilometers (2.49 miles) from downtown Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. Opening ...
Muslim Street is a famous snack street located in the city center with various mouthwatering halal foods and typical Xi’an snacks operated by Muslims. Being a favorite haunt for locals, the street is also a fantastic place to explore dazzling souvenirs as well as the most authentic life of Xi'an people.
One of the most significant archeological excavations and a UNESCO protected human masterpiece, the Terracotta Army is the buried army replica of the First Emperor of China-Qinshihuang. Representing the military power, these life-size figures are impressive by their size, number and detailed looking.
The Cultural Street of Shuyuan Gate is named after the Guanzhong Shuyuan located on the street, which was one of the four most famous highest schools of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Along the street, there are more than 200 shops, selling the scholars' four jewels (writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper), Shaanxi shadow puppet, imitation antiques, jade wares, jewelry, Chinese calligraphy and paintings, traditional musical instruments, copybooks for calligraphy, and many other handiworks.
The Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor, the recognized ancestor of Chinese nation, used to be called Bridge Mausoleum due to its location on Bridge Mountain. According to historic data, Chinese had worshiped Yellow Emperor early in 442 BC and the mausoleum had become the site for national sacrifices since 770 AD.
First built in 742, the Great Mosque is the most famous among the 14 mosques of Xi'an and one of the oldest and largest ones of China keeping some historic relics.Today not only is it the place for Moslems to worship but also an important mosque that state leaders from Arab countries would visit.
Originally built in 1384 in Ming Dynasty, the Bell Tower was moved some 1000 meters eastwards to present site in 1582. For hundreds of years the bell hanging on the Bell Tower functioned as an appliance for time service and alarm and is the biggest and best-preserved bell in China today.
A capital of 13 imperial dynasties in Chinese history, Xi'an is endowed with rich treasures in both culture and substance. Thanks to that, Shaanxi History Museum, made up of an architectural complex of Tang style, is the first large-scaled modern national museum of China preserving numerous historic and cultural relics, ranging from the simple stone tools used by primitive human over a million years ago to all kinds of objectsused inthe 19th century.
Set up in 1987, Zhouzhi National Nature Reserve is dedicated to rescue and protect the injured and sick animals from the wild from extinction. Occupying an area of 56,393 hectares, it is the home and paradise to many of China’s indigenous species, including giant pandas, golden monkeys, takins, crested ibis, brown-eared pheasants, etc.
Huaqing Hot Springs, or Huaqing Palace, a well-known historic site, was the place where the romantic story of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty and his beloved Yang Guifei took place. In fact, it had been as an imperial palace for emperors' short stays away from the capital for more than 3000 years.
Constructed on the ruins of the ancient royal Lotus Garden of Tang Dynasty, Tang Paradise, the first large-scale landscape style cultural theme park with many cultural themed areas, represents the splendid civilization of Tang in emperors, poetry, folk culture, food, tea culture, religions, science and technology, diplomacy, imperial examinations, song and dance, features of gates, etc.
With a derivation that can be traced back to 0.12 billion years ago, the granitic Mount Hua, famous for its five main peaks, is among the Five Famous Mountains of China. The changeable weather in the mountain makes it a wonderland with beautiful sceneries-cloud sea, misty rain, fine spray, and snow.
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