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Located between rivers and mountains in the center of the fertile Guanzhong Plain in Shaanxi province Xian is known as "The Cradle of Chinese Nationality.” As an ancient capital with thousands of years of history and the starting point of the "Silk Road", Xi'an served as an important pivot and center in ancient foreign economy and culture exchange. Xian is also an important tourist place with number of tourist attractions, and budget Xian hotels to cater to needs of visitors.

GREAT WILD GOOSE PAGODA

Great Wild Goose Pagoda is regarded as the masterpiece excelling the Nature. Since Monk Xuanzang fetched the sutra, the legend has been told all over the capital. Great Wild Goose Pagoda spires loftily in the Daci'en Temple. The temple is in the south suburb of Xi'an, the ancient capital.

GREAT WILD GOOSE PAGODA

SHANXI PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

Shanxi Museum exhibits primarily historical relics of past dynasties and displays precious art treasures and stone carvings of the Han and Tang dynasties. The first Han emperors built upon the foundations of the Qin and expanded their territory enormously. Unlike the Qin, however, they allowed the cultures of the new territories to remain intact and encouraged trade and commerce among the various parts of the empire.

SHANXI PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

THE BELL TOWER

The Bell Tower is situated in the center of the Xi'an City. In the past time, the copper bell was hung in the tower to give the correct time at dawn, so it's named as the Bell Tower. Made of blue bricks, the base platform looks like a square, 8.6 meters high and 35.5 meters wide, and covers more than 1370 square meters. Its height altogether is 36 meters from the ground to the top of the tower. The tower

THE BELL TOWER

THE TERRACOTTA WARRIORS (BINGMAYONG)

This includes an incredible collection of 6,000 men and their horses. The warriors are over 2000 years old and were originally constructed to protect the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang. This incredible collection of 6,000 men and their horses was actually discovered completely by accident by a group of peasants in 1974 who were digging a well! The warriors are over 2000 years old and were originally constructed to protect the tomb of the Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

THE TERRACOTTA WARRIORS (BINGMAYONG)

THE TOMB OF CONCUBINE YANG

The Tomb of Concubine Yang is situated about 60 kilometers to the west of Xi' an. This is Yang Guefeis' tomb situated near to Xianyang city that was the capital of China's first dynasty. Yang Guifei was the Emperor Tang Ming Huang's concubine who hung herself to save her lover's name and the empire. Yang's tomb is a popular spot with Chinese tourists and she is considered to be one of the most beautiful women ever to have lived.

THE TOMB OF CONCUBINE YANG

XIAN CITY WALL

The Xi'an City Wall is one of the largest and most complete ancient military systems of defense in the world. The city walls here were actually built on the fortifications of the Tang Forbidden City. Many sections have since been destroyed and the city walls are incomplete. The 14 kilometers of wall does not stretch around the entire city.

XIAN CITY WALL
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