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Xi'an
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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The Huaqing Palace on the outskirts of Xi'an has been a hot spring bathing resort since ancient times and was also where the Xi'an Incident took place. During Emperor Xuanzong's reign in Tang Dynasty, it was a bathing place for the royal family and court ministers. Now, you can visit the royal pools of Tang Xuanzong and Yang Guifei, named Lotus Pool and Haitang Pool respectively. In 1936, the Xi'an Incident took place and changed China's destiny. In the southern part of the scenic spot, the “five halls” of Chiang Kai-shek’s old residential site were preserved intact, and the bullet marks of the fierce battle are still left on the walls.
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"Song of Everlasting Sorrow" is a historical drama adapted from the poem of the famous Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi. The drama describes the love story between Emperor Tang Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Guifei during the Tang Dynasty. The performance venue is in Huaqing Palace, a famous scenic spot in Xi’an, and the famous Mount Lishan serves as the background of the performance. By means of mountain and river scenes, classic music and dance, narrative poem, high-tech lighting, acoustics and special effects, "Song of Everlasting Sorrow" gives the audience a chance to travel back in time to appreciate the love that happened at the foot of Lishan Mountain and the bank of Huaqing pool 1000 years ago, and experience the culture of the flourishing Tang Dynasty.

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Xi'an Weather

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31 Oct 2020
9 °
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1 Nov 2020
8°
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Monday
2 Nov 2020
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3 Nov 2020
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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Xi'an
Oct 31, 2020 Xi'an Weather:Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:83%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:03/17:52
Xi'an Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Not Required, UV Strength:Low

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