Most Glorious Ancient City in China
Xi 'an, one of the earliest world-class cities to visit. You can see the ruins of Chang 'an city in the Han dynasty, the ruins of palace buildings in the Tang dynasty, and the city walls that have been preserved since the Ming dynasty.Relying on the glorious ancient civilization and the long political core position, you will find that, no matter where in this city, or to the north or south, countless ancient sites are still preserved.The history and culture of Xi 'an is an epitome of the long history and culture of the Chinese nation.It is always the spiritual torch that illuminates the direction of the society. Also, many natural wonders can be found not far from Xi'an, like spectacular Hukou waterfall, steep Huashan Mountain, Chinese main geographical boundary-Qinling Mountain where Giant panda, Golden monkey and Takin live.
Places you can not miss in Xi'an
The terracotta warriors are arranged in a simulated military array, which is in good order and magnificent, reproducing the majestic military scene of the Qin dynasty. It is 'the greatest archaeological discovery in 20th century'.
2.History Museum of Shaanxi Province
Rich cultural relics and profound cultural accumulation have formed the unique historical and cultural features of Shaanxi. The Shaanxi history museum, known as the "pearl of the ancient capital and treasure house of China", is an art palace displaying the history and culture of Shaanxi and ancient Chinese civilization.
3.Ancient City Wall
The city wall of Xi'an has a history of 600 years and is one of the best preserved in China. You can find very tactic defense military designs in this ancient city wall. But now, walking along this wall is one of the best way to tour around Xi'an. If the builders of the city knew that one day the city wall would lose its defensive function and become a tourist attraction for the city, they would be very happy.Look at the name they gave the gate, the south gate called Yongning gate, meaning eternal peace;The north gate called Anyuan gate, meaning the far stability;The west gate is called Anding gate, meaning stable and peace and the east gate is called Changle gate which means eternal happy. They are all harmonious and have no intention of war, which shows the peace and harmony idea of ancient Chinese people.
It is the best place for a food adventure in Xi'an. It shows the openness and inclusiveness of Xi'an from ancient times. If you are a real foodie, you can not miss this place.
5. The Wild Goose Pagoda
The big wild goose pagoda, one of the famous landmarks in Xi 'an, stands in the atrium of the Great Mercy Monastery .It is a genuine relic of the Tang dynasty. In this most glorious dynasty of China, famous monk Xuanzang built a five-story brick pagoda for the worship of Buddhist statues, relics and Sanskrit classics brought back from Tianzhu (ancient India）, which was reconstructed three times in the Tang dynasty and four times in the Ming dynasty.
6.The Drum and Bell Towers
Every Chinese city has a drum tower and a bell tower. Not just the amazing architectural design but also their existence is harmonious with this modern and old city.
Natural wonders near Xi'an
Qinling is endowed with many unique identities, we define it as the dividing line of north and south in our country, the transition of north Asia tropical and warm temperate zone, the Yangtze river and Yellow River drainage watershed, north and south animals and plants division...
Today, Qinling has a very important responsibility of ecological protection and has become the main force in the construction of national parks, not only because of its unique geography and good ecological environment, but also because of the lovely elves who live in it, such as the Qinling giant panda, golden snub-nosed monkey, takin etc..
"Don't you see, the water of the Yellow River comes from heaven and flows to the sea and never returns." This great poem by the greatest poet in China history well described the magnificence of Hukou waterfall.
III. Huashan Mountain
It was called “the Western mountain” from ancient times and one of the most famous mountains in China. Located in Huayin, Shaanxi province, 120 kilometers away from Xi'an city.It connects the Qinling Mountains in the and become the gateway of northwest China to the central plains. Huashan Mountain has been called "the first mountain in China in strange and dangerous conditions".