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Xi'an

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About Xi'an

Xi’an City is one of the world's four great ancient cities, being most famous for its role as the starting point of the Silk Road. In the past, it was previously known as Chang'an. Familiar to every Chinese person, this is a name that evokes a sense of pride. Xi’an is widely regarded as the greatest city in Chinese history. During imperial dynasties such as the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang, this was the nation's capital city. The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor sits quietly on the outskirts of town waiting to welcome visitors. Big Wild Goose Pagoda offers adventure for travelers in search of traces left behind by monk Xuanzang. The towering heights of the city walls have 600 legends and stories to tell. Xi’an City's local delicacies are a must-try. There are many different types of food, all of which are completely suffused with the characteristics of northwestern China. They are highly praised.

Popular Attractions in Xi'an

Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum
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The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, also known as the Terracotta Army, is located about 1.5 kilometers east of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and forms part of the extensive necropolis. There were more than a thousand terracotta soldiers unearthed here, each with a different facial expression. Standing before the massive underground army, you will feel the extraordinary might of the Qin Emperor that enabled him to unify six warring states two thousand years ago. The Qin Emperor Ying Zheng began building the mausoleum for himself at the age of 13. Nearly 720000 men and 38 years were required to complete this vast project.
Fortifications of Xi'an
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Xi'an City Wall is a landmark of this ancient city. The city walls that we see now were built in the early years of the Ming dynasty and they are now more than 600 years old. The walls were built on the foundations of the imperial city of the Tang Dynasty and they are formed together with a series of defensive installments such as moats and turrets. At present, Xi’an City Wall can be accessed by many city gates. Visitors can choose the nearest one to them. The South Gate is the visitor entrance of Xi’an City and is also the city gate with more tourists. Cycling on the ancient walls is a good experience. Riding on the wall overlooking the ancient capital of the thirteenth dynasty, you will have a feeling of travelling through time.
Shaanxi History Museum
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The Shaanxi History Museum is a good place to learn about ancient Chinese civilization. The museum houses bronze artifacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, gold and silver artifacts of the Han and Tang dynasties, and Tang dynasty murals, of which a large portion of them are treasures of the Han and Tang period. The Beast-Head-Shaped Agate Cup, the Silver Pot with Design of A Horse Dancing and Holding A Cup in Its Mouth, and the “Huang Hou Zhi Xi” are cultural artifacts that the country has prohibited from leaving the country and can only be seen in the Shaanxi History Museum.
Tang Dynasty Furong Garden
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Garden
The Tang Dynasty Furong Garden located on the southeast side of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, was built on the site of the original Furong Garden in the Tang Dynasty. With Furong Lake as the geographical center, Ziyun Tower, Luyu Tea House, Fengming Nineteenth Theatre and many other attractions surround the lake. This place showcases large-scale replicas of Tang-era buildings. Here, you can enjoy the magnificence of Tang buildings, appreciate the beautifully-lit scenery, and watch musicals in the style of the Tang Dynasty.

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2-Day Private Tour: Terracotta Warriors and Huashan Mountain
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Private Amazing Xi'an City Day Tour in Your Way
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Sanya Half Day Private Tour of Nanshan Buddhism Culture Park
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Travelogue

An Insider’s Travel Guide to China: Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo, Zhangjiajie and More
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China is an enormous country. The world’s most populous nation is a case study in contradiction. Gleaming skyscrapers dot the Shanghai skyline while the garrison at Jiayuguan has guarded the country’s western approaches since the Ming Dynasty. Time seems frozen in Shangri-La, deep in remote Yunnan Province. Beijing’s modern architecture rises above centuries old, densely-packed hutongs. Everywhere you go you find a country constantly moving towards the future yet never managing to escape its past. In this short guide, we provide our recommendations to those places that captured our imagination. Places that stuck in our heart and minds long after we left. This is our insider’s travel guide to contemporary China.
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[Xi’an Delicacies] Enter the World of Foodies and Make a List of Xi’an’s Popular Delicacies!
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[Xi’an delicacies] Enter the world of foodies and make a list of Xi’an’s popular delicacies!
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De Fa Chang Dumpling: Listen to the story while eating. De Fa Chang Dumplings is a famous old name in Xi’an. It is an indispensable place to receive VIPs from other places. Different shapes of dumplings containing different insets. Each kind of dumpling has different meanings. The waiter will explain each: dumplings, meanings, ingredients, allusions, etc. You can experience great pleasure when eating dumplings while listening to the stories.The last dish is called“Taiwan Hot Pot.” Under the pot is a small pearl dumpling. Turn off the light before cooking, then turn the light back on before eating it.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Suzaku National Forest Park, Zhongnan Mountain, Shahe Wetland Park, South Wutai, Lianhu Lake Park.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Xi'an: Zhen Ai Chang An Yi Hao, Lian Hua Restaurant( Gao Xin ), Lao Wan( Xiang Zi Miao Street ), De Fa Zhang ( Zhong Lou ), Gu Jin Changan Lao Cha Fang.
Here are the best places to visit in Xi'an, including: Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, "The Song of Everlasting Sorrow", Daming Palace National Heritage Park, Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower of Xi'an.