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Hancheng is located on the west bank of the Yellow River in east Shaanxi Province, in the northeast corner of the Guanzhong Plain. Hancheng is one of the important cradles of Chinese culture and the hometown of the Grand Historian Sima Qian (c. 145-86 BCE). Many attractions are located within the city, including the ancient residences of Dangjia Village, the old city, the Sima Qian Ancestral Hall, the temple to mythological emperor Yu the Great, Xiang Mountain (“Elephant Mountain”), Hou Mountain (“Monkey Mountain”), and Shi Mountain (“Lion Mountain”). Hancheng exudes history and culture and is permeated with local flavor.
Sima Qian Ancestral Hall is located on the cliff of Hankangpo in Nanzhichuan Town, Hancheng City. It was built in the Yongjia of the Western Jin Dynasty for 4 years and is now a national key cultural relic protection. The building complex of Sima Qian's tomb is from the bottom to the top of the tomb. Ascend to the summit, you can look east to the Yellow River, Xiqiao Liangshan, south to the ancient Wei Great Wall, and north to Zhishui.
Dangjia Village is located in Xizhuang Town in the northeast of Hancheng City. It is a well-preserved architectural village of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is known as a "living fossil of the ancient traditional residences of Eastern mankind." Its stone-built alleys are tall and splendid, elegant courtyard doors are particularly eye-catching, the inscriptions prominently reflect the owner's status and beliefs, and the layout of the village lanes is even more interesting.
The ancient city of Hancheng was constructed in the Sui Dynasty. It has a history of 1,500 years and preserves the buildings of Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing. Inside the ancient city, a group of ancient streets from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, a group of ancient buildings, a group of ancient houses in the courtyard and patterns are all well protected. It is one of the six well-protected ancient cities in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The ancient city is also the place where Hancheng's cultural relics gather. The towering golden pagoda and the ancient temples of the city cluster are amazing.
The Ancient City of Three Temples is located in Hancheng, Shaanxi Province. The three temples refer to the Temple of Literature, Dongying Temple and City God Temple. The Three Temples are connected, forming the core attraction of the ancient city of Hancheng. Hancheng Museum is also located here. The three ancient temples are relatively well preserved, and the cultural relics are richly displayed, reflecting the ancient charm of the Hancheng region.