The Lishan Mountain is a branch of the Qinling Mountain Ranges. Rising more than 1,300 meters above sea level it towers high on the eastern part of the Guanzhong Plain. If you take a loook at it from down below, the mountain, fully grown with green pines and junipers, looks very much like a dark-green steed. The character ” Li” here means the black horse in Chinese, hence the name of the mountain” Lishan. ” Lishan is a famous scenic spot published by the state among the first batch of scenic attractions of national importance. The places of interest around the area include:
1. The Mausoleum of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty and the Museum of the Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
2. The Huaqing Palace of tile Tang Dynasty, the ~in of the “Imperial Consort Bathing Pool” and the imitated-Tang buildings by the side of the ruins.
3 The Five-bay Hall, a historical site of the “Xi’an Incident” and he “Remonstrations Arbor by Armed Forces. “beacon towers nearby and so on.
4. The Ruins of the Banquet at Hongmen, which refers to the story between Xiang Yu and Liu Bang when they were locked ill fight for hegemony by the end of the Qin Dynasty. In order to catch and kill Liu Bang Xiang Yu as suggested by his adviser Fan Zeng gave a banquet, asking Liu Bang to come for a “ceasefire” negotiation between them. Before Liu Bang came to the the scene Xiang Yu laid an ambush around the banquet hall. With the throwing of his wine-cup as a signal they wanted to kill Liu Bang on the spot but failed. Liu Bang ran away at the suggestion of his adviser Zhang LIang, therby leaving behind the famous story in history.
5. The ruins of the famous Qingshan Temple of the Tang Dynasty.