THE MUSEUM OF QIN TERRA-COTTA WARRIORS AND HORSES
The Terracotta Army was constructed to accompany the tomb of China’s First Emperor as an afterlife guard. The thousands of detailed life-size models represent the army that united China at the end of the Warring States Period (476–221 BC). They were molded in parts, fired, then assembled and painted.
It is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century.
XI'AN: BIG WILD GOOSE PAGODA
Situated in Da Ci'en (Great Kindness and Grace) Temple, about four kilometers from the urban center, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China.
The Pagoda was built in The Tang Dynasty (A.D.618-A.D.907) for the study of Buddhist scriptures. Although it has been attacked by weather, war, and seismic activity in centuries, which destroyed most of the original material of the structure, a pagoda by this name and style still exists on the site.
The Tang regime gave orders to build a chamber for the translation of Buddhist scriptures in an effort to have the then widely renowned Master Xuanzang agree to be the leader of the temple.Xuanzang was a Buddhist monk who traveled to India, translated Sanskrit scriptures and developed theories of consciousness, karma and rebirth that were adopted by some later popular schools of Buddhism.
Built in the 17th year (1384) of the Hongwu Period of Emperor Zhu RMBzhang’s reign during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Bell Tower sits in the center of Xi’an ancient city, which is the largest and the best-retained one of its kind in China, and it’s of a high historical and artistic value.
Standing on a quadrate brick-wood-structured pedestal, the 36-meter tall (118 feet) Xi’an Bell Tower is 35.5 meters (116 feet) long at each side and is crowned by three-layer eaves, and a winding staircase leads you to the top of the tower inside. The Bell Tower is resplendent and magnificent, on the top of which stands a gilded bottle-shaped ornament which shines brightly in the sun. A 6-meter (20 feet) tall arched gate opens in the west, east, north and south sides respectively, through which all traffic passes.
|Attraction type: historical building|
Best season: Four seasons
Suggested play: 1 hour
Tickets: 35.00 RMB coupons (including bell tower, Drum Tower): 50.00 RMB
Opening hours: 1. High season (April 1 ~ October 25): 08: 30 ~ 21: 30 Stop booking time: 21:00 2. Off-season (October 26 ~ March 31): 08: 30 ~ 18: 00 stop booking time: 17:30
Address: Xi'an Beilin District East, South, West, North four street interchange
THE ANCIENT CITY WALL OF XI'AN
The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xi'an is the ancient city wall, which surrounds the old city in a large square area. The northern side runs parallel to the railway.
Xi'an City Wall was erected in the 14th century Ming Dynasty, under the regime of Emperor Zhu RMBzhang.
When Zhu RMBzhang captured Huizhou, long before the establishment of the Ming Dynasty, he was admonished by a hermit named Zhu Sheng, who told him to "build high walls, store abundant provisions and take your time in proclaiming yourself emperor", advice heeded by Zhu RMBzhang.
The current city wall is an enhancement of the old Tang Dynasty structure, as a result of the emperor's wall building campaign.
Attraction type: historical building
The best season: March - June and September - November is appropriate Xi'an is a monsoon climate, both spring and autumn neither cold nor heat, the most suitable for travel. 7,8 two months too hot, not suitable for the tour, if it is summer, try to choose the morning or sunset after the ancient city wall.
Suggested play: 1-3 hours
Tickets: 40.00 RMB
Opening hours: 08: 00 ~ 20: 00
Address: Central District, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province
LOTUS PALACE OF TANG DYNASTY
Tang Paradise lies in the Qujiang New District, Xi’An City, Shannxi Province, with 66.7 hectares building areas and 20 hectares of lake areas inside. The garden is the biggest culture theme part in Northwest China, with 1.3 billion RMB investments. The Tang Paradise, which was rebuilt at the north of archaeological site of Lotus Palace of Tang Dynasty, is the first large scale royal garden culture theme garden which fully exhibits the living styles and features of Glorious age of Tang Dynasty. In this project, we created a unique night view of “Splendid and magnificent, Glorious age of Tang Dynasty”, by fully controlling the combination of “Lighting” and “Shadow”
Attraction type: park
Best season: 3 - May, 9 - 11 months. All year round is appropriate, but combined with the weather conditions in Xi'an Spring and Autumn season is good, you can avoid the heat and winter.
Tips: garden music fountain show time: Monday to Friday every day 12:00, 20:00. Saturday, Sunday 12: 00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 21:00. Winter (November to January the following year) generally did not show, except for the Spring Festival. The best time to visit this garden should be after lunch, because after noon, the morning has been performed at different times to perform again, after reading these performances almost evening, just look at the water curtain movie at night. See the water curtain film location is in the North Plaza, Ziyun floor, the best advance to the Ziyun floor occupies seats, so that vision is better
Suggested play: 2-3 hours
Tickets: 120.00 RM
Opening hours: 9: 00-21: 00 (20:30)
Address: No. 99 Furong West Road, Qujiang New District, Xi'an
THE FAMEN TEMPLE
Famen Temple, renowned for storing the veritable Finger Bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha, is located in Fufeng County of Shaanxi Province. Famen Temple was established in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25--220) for spreading Buddhism. The most representative structures in the temple are the Famen Temple Pagoda and Famen Temple Museum. Many royal treasures and jewelry were found here. But why? Famen Temple was the royal temple during the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and Tang Dynasty. Emperors in Sui and Tang believed that enshrining and worshiping the bone of Sakyamuni would bring richness and peace to the land and its people. So an offering of treasure to the finger bone was made, which was housed in the Underground Palace.
Attraction type: Religious place
Best season: March - November best. This time the weather is more suitable for travel.
Suggested play: 2-4 hours
Tickets: season (March 1 ~ November 30): 120.00 RMB off-season (December 1 ~ February 28): 90.00 RMB
Opening hours: season (March 1 ~ November 30): 08: 00 ~ 17: 30 off-season (December 1 ~ February 28): 08: 30 ~ 17: 00
Address: Famen Town, Fufeng County, Baoji City