Shaanxi Sheng Things to Do

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Shaanxi Sheng Things to Do

  • Terracotta Army

    Xi'an Things to Do

    Qin Terra Cotta Warriors are one of China’s rare historical relics excavated today and enjoy the fame of the world. They were crafted 2,200 years ago during the Qing Dynasty and can now be viewed inside some parts of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Most of the works are soldier and horse figures. In the spring of 1974, when some peasants were...

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  • Muslim Quarters

    Xi'an Things to Do

    Take your time in this area. The bazaar is a wide area of stalls selling… everything, but around it, China pulses with its best colours and events. The streets and walkways are full of life, and if you can support some odd smells (Fernanda complained a little) it’s something you shouldn’t miss.

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  • City Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Xi'an Things to Do

    It's fundamental to climb the city wall, and to walk on it. It's easy to feel its importance in the defense of the city, and the challenge it would mean to those who tried to cross it with their primitive resources. Though the balloons and some decoration are recent (I don't know if matching any tradition), it's remarkable the aesthetics they...

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  • Wild Goose Pagodas

    4 out of 5 stars

    Xi'an Things to Do

    Not exactly a simple temple, but a wide complex with temples, pagodas and gardens. A detailed visit will take lots of time. If you don’t worry too much about the function and history of each construction, then a couple of hours will do, but be prepared to meander around, or you will take a rather basic idea of the whole. The most impressive...

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  • Drum and Bell Tower

    Xi'an Things to Do

    In the centre of the old city, and marking the entrance to the Muslim quarter, there is a beautiful tower, very similar to its neighbour – the Bell Tower. The main difference is that instead of bells it has large drums all around it. We had no opportunity to assist a drum performance, but, no doubt, with that size and quantity it shall be a hell...

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  • Huaqing Hot Springs

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Xi'an Things to Do

    " Huaqing Palace Heritage Site has been a popular attraction for visitors at home and abroad as the witness of the legendary love between the Tang Emperor Xuanzong and his favorite concubine Lady Yang in the 8th century and a modern event in 1936 known as Xi'an Incident. Located 20 km to the east of Xi'an, it stands as an important cultural and...

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  • Museums

    Xi'an Things to Do

    This museum is a grave. The dug mausoleum of Emperor Liu Qi is fundamental to understand the more outstanding terracotta warriors. In the dark corridors, we can see lots of small dolls, buried with the emperor, and, according to the tradition, representing people to serve him. The small step from dolls to actual size figures was only a matter of...

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  • Banpo Neolithic Village

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Xi'an Things to Do

    This was the first place we visited as part of more Eastern Tour which I booked from my hostel. This archaeological site was first discovered in 1953 and is located in the Yellow River Valley just east of Xian. It contains the remains of several well organised Neolithic settlements dating from approximately 4500 BC. It is a large area of 5-6...

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  • Visit Hanyin during spring time

    Hanyin is an excellent base approximately 4 hours south of Xi'an by bus.Nearby large centres of Ankang and Hanzhong are also contenders for good bases but Hanyin is the place that was recommended to me as a base to see the prolific rapeseed flowers around the area.The bus journey takes the freeway that passes by Ankang - which had notably large...

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  • Pingyao, the walled city

    Would you like to do something different that not a lot of tourists do? To really enjoy some of the ambience of the country? I visited a place called Pingyao, and stayed inside the old city walls at one of the courtyard hotels where I got to try out one of those famouse giant-sized Kang beds (an interesting experience!). This city was so nice and...

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  • Bell Tower

    This impressive building is in the very heart of Xi'an. The name refers to an enormous bell inside. Every afternoon musical concerts are held in here.

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  • Great Mosque

    The present buildings come from 18th century, but it is known that there was a mosque here as long ago as 8th century. Only muslims can enter the temple, but tourists are allowed to walk in the gardens and yard. Great Mosque is situated in the picturesque muslim district of the city.

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  • Little Goose Pagoda

    It was built in 707 to hold the holy scriptures brought from India by another monk. It looks very similar to Big Goose Pagoda, but its top was destroyed in the earthquake.

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  • Big Goose Pagoda

    It was built about 648 A.D. by emperor Gao Zong for his dead mother. In 652 the holy monk Xuan Zhong brought from India holy scriptures and placed them here. He translated the scriptures into 1335 volumes of Chinese text. The building, which is 64 m high, is made of brick and wood. It's possible to climb the top to see the panorama.

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  • Terracotta Army

    Although it's forbidden to take pictures inside the museum, lots of tourists seem not to notice it. We couldn't refrain from taking a few photographs, as well.Outside, there are many sellers ( among them children) offering t the miniature replicas of the warriors. If you want to buy anything, remember not to accept the first price, but trade for...

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  • Terracotta Warriors

    In 1974 a group of villagers digging a well discovered by chance one of the greatest archeological sites in the world. It shows the terracotta warriors, the figures which were to guard and defend Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China ( reignining from 247-210 BC), in his after-life journey. What makes the figures so special is that they are...

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  • Hua Shan Mountain

    It is a very steep mountain, some parts are rather dangerous, too. One has to be very fit to climb it. Even if you take a cable car to save some effort, there is still a LONG way to go further up to the top. People afraid of height could be intimidated.Photos in my Hua Shan page.

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  • Xi An

    The ancient capital, in Tang Dynasty. Most foreign visitors come here to see the Terre Cotta warriors (UNESCO World Heritage List).More photos and details in Xi An page.

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