Xi'an was originally a walled city, and even today the wall is considered a landmark dividing the city into the inner part and the outer part. The city wall is massive - tall, long and thick. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall.
Xi'an Bell Tower Hotel is a four-star hotel sponsored by mainland China & Hong Kong and one of the earliest joint-venture hotels in Xi'an, is located at the busy center of Xi'an, neighboring the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square where the historical and modern features are syncretized and close to the famous architecture in Ming dynasty, Bell Tower.
Climb the heights of Cuihua Mountain and look out across the dramatic scenery of this national geo-park. Blanketed with a biodiverse landscape stretching 32 sq km (12.3 sq mi), the park divides itself into three main areas: a recreation zone, an ecological zone, and a forest zone.
The Daming Palace was the imperial palace complex of the Tang dynasty, located in its capital Chang'an. It served as the royal residence of the Tang emperors for more than 220 years. Today, it is designated as a national heritage site of China. The area is located northeast of present-day Xi'an, Shaanxi Province.
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Chinese: 大雁塔; pinyin: Dàyàn tǎ), is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories.
The Drum Tower of Xi'an (西安鼓楼), located in the heart of Xi'an in Shaanxi province of China, along with the Bell Tower is a symbol of the city. Erected in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty, it stands towering above the city center and offers incredible view of Xi'an. The Drum Tower got its name from the huge drum located within the building.
Xian City God Temple Located on West Avenue in downtown Xian, the Xian City God Temple (or Town God Temple) is the largest city god temple in Shaanxi Province. As one of the only two remaining Taoist temples in downtown Xian, it has been listed as a key historical and cultural site under state protection.
The fortifications of Xi'an (Chinese: 西安城墙), also known as Xi'an City Wall, in Xi'an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls. It was built under the rule of the Hongwu Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a military defense system.
Guangren Temple, located in the north-west City Wall of Xian, is the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Shaanxi Province. Built in 1705 when the Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) patrolled to Shaanxi, this temple was a Xanadu for the Grand Lama of the Northwest and Tibet when he passed through Shaanxi along the road to Beijing to meet with the emperor.
The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Qin Shi Huang) (Chinese: 秦始皇陵; pinyin: Qínshǐhuáng Líng) is located in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province of China. This mausoleum was constructed over 38 years, from 246 to 208 BC, and is situated underneath a 76-meter-tall tomb mound shaped like a truncated pyramid.
Mount Li (simplified Chinese: 骊 山; traditional Chinese: 驪 山; pinyin: Lí Shān) is a mountain located in the northeast of Xi'an in Shaanxi Province, China. The mountain is part of the Qinling mountain range and rises to a height of 1302 metres above sea level.
The Stele Forest or Beilin Museum is a museum for steles and stone sculptures in Xi'an, China. The museum, which is housed in a former Confucian Temple, has housed a growing collection of Steles since 1087. By 1944 it was the principal museum for Shaanxi province.
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
The underground palace exhibition, also known as the Underground Palace of Qinshihuang, located about two kilometers west of the first emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum. This is a man-made attractions and was built according to Sima Qian's description of the underground palace.
The Qinling Wildlife Park is the biggest wildlife park in Northwest China, with a total area over 133 hectares. There are more than 10000 rare wild animals from over 300 species in the park. The Qinling Wildlife Park consists of two parts: the Animal houses and Enclosures District and Prairie District.
The Xingjiao Temple (Chinese: 兴教寺; pinyin: Xīngjiào Sì) is located in Shaoling Yuan, Chang'an District of Xi'an. The five-storied Buddhist relic pagoda, preserving the relics of Xuanzang, is inside the temple, along with the pagodas of his disciples, Kuiji and Yuance.
Located to the north of the West Xianning Road in the Beilin District of Xian, the Xingqinggong Park (Xingqing Palace Park) is a famous historical and cultural relic in Xian. Built in 1958 on the site of the ancient Xingqing Palace, the park is the largest city park in Xian, covering a total area of 621,915 square yards (520,000 square meters).