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Shaanxi Province

Shaanxi Province is one of the cradle of Chinese civilisation. The many historical site snad heritage includes Xian city which was the starting point of the silkroad. Within the province, there are 1 UNESCO World Heritage site, 1 site voted as the Most Beautiful Places in China and 6 Historical and Cultural Cities.

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Most Beautiful Places :
Prefectures Level Cities :

Xian prefecture has 11 city districts and 2 counties.

City Centre :
Rural County :

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Location:
45 km from Xian City
Travel Information:
30 minutes from Xian City
Honours:
UNESCO World Heritage site

Terracotta warriors

The terracotta warriors were discovered in 1974 where farmers were digging for a well during a drought.

The terracotta warriors museum consist of 3 site 3 excavation halls showing terracotta warriors in their original formations.

Hall 1 consist of soldiers and horses in formation and is the most impressive.

Terracotta warriors

Hall 2 is the command post and has fewer terracotta warriors.

Terracotta warriors

The exhibition hall has the individual terracotta warriors on display.

The terracotta warrior shown in the picture is very intertesting. The outline of the warrior is similiar to the map of Shaanxi province today!

Mausoleum of first Qin Emperor

View from the top of the Mausoleum.

Silkroads: the Routes Network of Changan - Tianshan Corridor

Attractions:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

The final version of the pagoda was completed in 704AD during the Tang Dynasty. Buddhism sutras brought back from India by Monk Xuanzhang were stored and translated in the pagoda.

The area around the pagoda is now a public square with beautiful musical fountains and laser shows at night.

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Daming Palace Site of Danfeng Gate

Danfeng Gate was built in 662 AD during the Tang Dynasty.

Daming Palace site of Hanyuan Palace

Daming Palace Site of Wangxian Terrace

Daming Palace Ruins

Daming Palace model

Weiyang Palace

Hukuo Waterfall

Location:
138km and 2 hours by car from Linfen City.
Travel Information:
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Honours:
Most Beautiful Places

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Hukuo Waterfall

Lianhu District, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Bell Tower

Tower was used to annouce time in dawn and dusk each day in ancient times.

Drum Tower

Xian Yuxiang Gate

The gate was constructed in 1927 for the traffic need of the city. The gate was named in honour of General Feng Yuxiang who ended the sieged of Xian city in 1926.

Xian Muslim Quarter

The muslim quarter is near the Drum Tower. The mainly Hui ethnic group are descendants of ancient time traders who came to Xian via the silkroad. This place is now famous for its snacks and food.

Xian Muslim Quarter

The muslim quarter is near the Drum Tower. The mainly Hui ethnic group are descendants of ancient time traders who came to Xian via the silkroad. This place is now famous for its snacks and food.

Xian Muslim Quarter

The muslim quarter is near the Drum Tower. The mainly Hui ethnic group are descendants of ancient time traders who came to Xian via the silkroad. This place is now famous for its snacks and food.

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Xian Muslim Quarter Food

Lianhu Park

A public park from the Ming dynasty era. Nearest Metro station: Jiujinqiao Station, Line 1

Yanta District, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Small Wild Goose Pagoda Park Nanshan Gate

Small Wild Goose Pagoda Park Stone Steles and ancient trees

Small Wild Goose Pagoda Park Bell Tower

Small Wild Goose Pagoda Park Bayi Pavilion

Duling Mausoleum

The tomb of Emperor Xuandi of Han Dynasty. This is the largest and most intact Westrn Han dynasty tomb.

A National Historical and Cultural Site.

Qin Bricks and Han Tiles Museum

A museum within the Duling Mausoleum compound.

The mausoleum of the second Emperor of Qin Dynasty

Baqiao District, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Banpo Museum, Baqiao District

A museum built over a neolithic settlement site discovered in 1953. Nearest Metro station: Banpo Station, Line 1

Banpo Museum, Baqiao District

Beilin District, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Xian City Wall, Beilin District

Shuining Gate, the oldest gate in use. The current 600 year old city wall was re-construction during the Ming Dynasty. It is a complete city wall and one of the most intact in China today.

Forest of Stone Stele Museum, Beilin District

A museum displaying collections of stone pillars with carvings on it recordings poems or important events.

Xincheng District, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Geming Park, Xincheng District

The site of Tang dynastic Emperors' main palace. Nearest Metro station: Wulukuo Station, Line 1

Huifang Street, Xincheng District

A muslim community in xian city. Nearest Metro station: Jiujinqiao Station, Line 1

Huifang Street, Xincheng District

Muslim food vendors.

Huifang Street, Xincheng District

Fruit vendors.

Huifang Street, Xincheng District

Muslim food vendors.

Weiyang District, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Han City Lake Park

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Changan District, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Fengxi Sacrifical Horses Pit

Western Zhou era sacrifical horse pit.

Lintong District, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:
Historical and Cultural City

Huaqing Hot Spring, Lintong District

Tang Dynasty imperial bath palace.

Huaqing Hot Spring, Lintong District

Hot spring bath system discovered during the re-construction.

Xian Incident, Lintong District

Huaqing Hot Spring was the place where Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek was kidnapped - a event that was a turning point in mordern China's history.

Picture showing the the room used by Generalissimo Chiang has been kept in its original conditions.

Xian Incident, Lintong District

Bullet holes left from the attack on the Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek .

Lantian County, Xian City

Location:
Within city
Travel Information:
City transport
Honours:

Lantian Man Site

The Lantian man lived between 530,000 to 1 million years ago. The Lantian man was found in 1963. The excavation also diacovered 25 species of Gngwangling fauna fossils and stone age tools.

Lantian Man Site

Baoji City

Location:
185km west of Xian
Travel Information:
1 hour by high speed train from Xian

Yan Emperor Mausoleum

Emperor Yan is one of the forefather of Chinese. He lived around the Baoji area about 4,000 years ago.

Yan Emperor Mausoleum

Baoji Yandi Temple

The largest temple in China delicated to Emperor Yan.

Baoji Hebin Park

A park infront of the Yandi Temple.

Baoji Bronze Ware Museum

This is the largest bronze ware museum in Asia.

Baoji Bronze Ware Museum

Half of China's bronze ware are discovered in Baoji.

Baoji Stone Drum Park

Large stone drums were discovered at this location. A museum is built to display the stone drums.

Baoji Stone Drum Park

Large stone drums with ancient scriptures are on display.

Jinyi Road Shopping Street

The most popular shopping street in the city nearby one of the railway station.

Baoji Wei River

Wei River flows through the city centre.

Jintaiguan Temple

A taoist temple first built at the end of Yuan dynasty.

Baoji Jintaiguan Temple

Ming dynasty Taoist master Zhang Sanfeng once lived in this temple.

Xianyang City

Location:
22km west of Xian
Travel Information:
15 minutes by high speed train from Xian

Hanyangling Mausoleum - Mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi

Hanyang Mausoleum - Mausoleum of Emperor Jing

Emperor Jing is the 4th emperor of the western Han Dynasty.

Hanyang Mausoleum - Xianyang Mausoleum of Empress Wang

Hanyang Mausoleum

Hanyang Mausoleum

Hanyang Mausoleum

Hanyang Mausoleum

Hanyang Mausoleum Site of Former Temple

Hanyang Mausoleum Gingko Trees

Hanyang Mausoleum South Burial Pits

Xianyang International Airport

Xianyang International Airport

Yulin City

Location:
km north of Xian
Travel Information:
hour by high speed train from Xian

Yulin South Gate

The south gate is at one end of the 1.65km long Yulin old street.

Yulin South Gate

Yulin South Gate

Yulin Wenchang Pavilion

Yulin Wenchang Pavilion

Yulin Tuanjie Tower

Yulin old Street Paifang

Yulin old street 1

Yulin Wanfo Tower

Yulin Xingming Tower

Yulin Bell Tower

Yulin Kaige Tower

Yulin Drum Tower

Yulin City Wall Xinle Gate

Yulin City Gate

Lingxiao Pagoda

Yulin Ferris Wheel

Hongshi Gorge

nearby Zhenbeitai Fortress

Hongshi Gorge

nearby Zhenbeitai Fortress

Zhenbeitai Tower

Zhenbeitai Tower

Zhenbeitai Tower

Zhenbeitai Tower

Yulin Food

Yulin Food

Yulin Food

Yanan City

Location:
km north of Xian
Travel Information:
hour by high speed train from Xian

Date Garden - site if the CCP Secretariat

Yanan Date Garden Auditorium of the Party Central Secretariat

Yanan Date Garden Former Residence of Chairman Mao Zedong

Yanan Date Garden Former Residence of Chairman Mao Zedong

Yanan Date Garden Former Residence of Chairman Mao Zedong

Yanan Date Garden Former Residence of Chairman Mao Zedong

Yanan Date Garden Former Residence of Chairman Mao Zedong

Yanan Date Garden Former Residence of Premier Zhou Enlai

Yanan Date Garden Former Residence of Premier Zhou Enlai

Yanan Date Garden Former Residence of Marshal Peng Dehuai

Yanan Revolutionary Yangjialing Site Central Auditorium

Site of the former offices of the CCP Central Committee

Yanan Revolutionary Yangjialing Site General Office of CPC Central Committee

Site of the former offices of the CCP Central Committee

Yanan Revolutionary Yangjialing Site Former Residence of Chairman Mao Zedong

Yanan Revolutionary Yangjialing Site Former Residence of Chairman Mao Zedong

Yanan Revolutionary Yangjialing Site Former Residence of Premier Zhou Enlai

Yanan Revolutionary Yangjialing Site Former Residence of Premier Zhou Enlai

Yanan Revolutionary Yangjialing Chairman Mao and AI Strong Meeting Site

Yanan Revolutionary Yangjialing Farming Site of Chairman Mao

Yanan Pagoda Hill

Lingshan Temple Pagoda

Yanan Revolutionary Memorial Hall

Yanan Revolutionary Memorial Hall

Yanan Revolutionary Memorial Hall

Yanan Yan River

Yanan Qinglingshan Tourist Area

Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts

South Gate

Yanan Produce Dates

Yanan Produce

Landscape around Huokou Waterfall, Yichuan County

Tongchuan City

Location:
km north of Xian
Travel Information:
hour by high speed train from Xian

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

The museum showcases the Northern Celadon wares produced in the Yaozhou region that reached its peak during the Northern Song Dynasty.

Yaozhou Kiln Museum

Site of Ancient Yaozhou Kiln

One of the Tang to Yuan Dynasty era kiln ruins found around the region.

Yaowang Mountain South Nunnery Statue of Sun Simiao

The mountain has a long history with historic and heritage sites. It is named Yaowang Mountain or Medicine King Mountain in honour of the great medical expert Sum Simiao who lived there in seclusion during the Sui and Tang Dynasty era. South Nunnery is also known as Zhaoyang Nunnery was the place where the Princess Zhaoyang, Aunt of Tang Dynasty Li Shimin, became a nun. This si also teh places where Sun Simiao lived in seclusion and passsed away.

Yaowang Mountain South Nunnery Ancient Cypress Trees

The 5 cypress trees had a layout according to the azimuth of five elements. It is believed Sun Simiao practised qigong here.

Yaowang Mountain South Nunnery Site Sun Simaio lived in seclusion

Yaowang Mountain South Nunnery Kuixing Pavilion

Yaowang Mountain Site of Guandi Temple

The temple was built during the Qing Dynasty.

Yaowang Mountain Entrance to Yaowang Cave

The complex was built during the Ming Dynasty with a stone foundation and brick-wood buildings. They are master piece of traditional architectural in Yaowang Mountain.

Yaowang Mountain Yaowang Cave Main Hall

Yaowang Mountain Yaowang Cave Medical Herbs Washing Pool

Hometown of Sun Simiao

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