The Qianling Mausoleum – An Important Tang Dynasty Royal Tomb in Xian

The Qianling Mausoleum – An Important Tang Dynasty Royal Tomb in Xian

Located about 87 kilometers northwest of Xi’an City, Qianling Mausoleum is a co-burial tomb of Emperor Gaozong, who reigned China from 649 to 683, and his queen Empress Wu Zetian, who became the one and only female emperor in Chinese history after the death of Gaozong and governed China for 15 years. This is…

The Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty

The Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty

Located 30 kilometers north of downtown Xi’an, the Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty is the burial place of Emperor Jing (188BC-141BC), the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, and his wife, Empress Wang. Walking along the glass passage in the underground museum could provide you with an immersive visiting experience, which could…

Magnificent Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River

Magnificent Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River

Hukou Waterfall is the national 4A scenic area. As an attraction lies on the border of Shanxi and Shaanxi Province, Hukou Waterfall is 350km to Xi’an and 387km to Taiyuan. Visitors can put this world’s natural spectacular on your list whether you are on a trip to Xi’an or Shanxi. “Hukou” in Chinese means…

Famen Temple: a Holy Buddhist Temple with the Sariras of Sakyamuni

Famen Temple: a Holy Buddhist Temple with the Sariras of Sakyamuni

Famen Temple (Famensi), located at Famen Town in Fufeng County, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province, is a famous temple for keeping the sariras of Sakyamuni Buddha. It has always been known as the initial monastery of all Buddhist monasteries in the Guanzhong Area, an important unit of cultural protection and preservation of the province, and…

Louguantai Wild Animal Center with an Encounter with Pandas

Louguantai Wild Animal Center with an Encounter with Pandas

The Shaanxi Wild Animal Rescue and Breeding Center (or Qinling Sibao Science Park) is located in Louguantai, Zhouzhi County, Xi’an which is at the foothill of the Qinling Mountains, and about 70 km (about 1.5 hours drive) from Xi’an city center. Being established in 1987, it is the earliest wild animal rescue center in China and boasts as…

The Giant Panda Valley in Foping

The Giant Panda Valley in Foping

The Giant Panda Valley is located in the Foping County in south side of Qinling Mountain Ranges with a total area of 350,000 hectares. The reserve was built in 1978 with its major to protect and breed pandas. The panda valley was established there because in this area there are more wild pandas which…

Huxian County

Huxian County

Huxian County nearby Xian is well known as the hometown of peasant painting and the country culture. In the past years with the effort of the local government and villagers, Huxian County is increasingly matured as a country culture resort. Many tourist groups interested in folk culture choose to visit Huxian County for half…

Jingbian Wave Valley, Unique Danxia Landform

Jingbian Wave Valley, Unique Danxia Landform

Located 22 kilometers southeast of Jingbian county, Yulin City in northern Shaanxi Province, the Wave Valley Scenic Area is a natural tourist attraction for amazing Danxia landforms. As one of the top natural wonders in Shaanbei (northern Shaanxi Province), the landscape of this area is dominated by red sandstone formations with undulating wave-like patterns,…

Niubeiliang National Forest Park

Niubeiliang National Forest Park

Niubeiliang National Forest Park is located at the south foot of Qinling Mountain and it is about a 1.5-hour drive from downtown Xian through Qinling Tunnel. The thick virgin forest, the sequestered creeks, the unique canyon scenery, the seldom-seen stone forest landscape, the Qinling firs, the azalea belt, the alpine meadow, and the ruins…

Taiping National Forest Park

Taiping National Forest Park

Taiping National Forest Park is an ecological scenic area grounded on natural landscape and dominated by forest scenery. It is located in the Taiping Valley of Huxian county, which pretains to the north part of the Qinling Mountains, with 44 kilometers away from Xian. Taiping Valley was named after the Taiping Palace built here…