Xian City Wall – the Largest and Best-kept City Wall in China

Xian City Wall – the Largest and Best-kept City Wall in China

[caption id="attachment_10357" align="alignright" width="315"] Xi'an City Wall[/caption] Xi'an City Wall is A Symbol of Xian City Xi’an City Wall (aka Fortifications of Xi'an), a military defense system in ancient times, is the largest-scaled, best-preserved, and most complete ancient city wall in China which was listed into first batch of national key cultural relics. It…

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: A Famous Landmark of Xian along the Silk Road

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: A Famous Landmark of Xian along the Silk Road

Big Wild Goose Pagoda, aka Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Great Wild Goose Pagoda, is situated in Da Ci’en Temple in the southern suburbs of Xi’an, China. It is one of the landmarks in Xi’an as well as the oldest and largest square brick tower in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Xuanzang, an eminent…

Bell and Drum Tower Square

Bell and Drum Tower Square

Bell Tower-Drum Tower Square is located at the joint points of South Street, North Street, East Street, and West Street. On its east stands the 600-year-old Bell Tower, and on the west lies the largest existing Drum Tower in China. When the square was built in the late 1990s, all disorderly buildings between Bell…

Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum on East Xiaozhai Road was constructed with the structure of traditional Chinese palaces, the style of architectures in the tang dynasty. 375,000 pieces of relics are exhibited in the museum, of which 800 pieces are of national first level. Basic exhibition hall arranges the exhibited relics in the historic order that…

Xi’an Muslim Quarter: the Best Place for Xian Local Food and Authentic Life Experience

Xi’an Muslim Quarter: the Best Place for Xian Local Food and Authentic Life Experience

Muslim Quarter in Xian, aka Muslim Street, is a famous Muslim community with a population of about 300 thousand Muslims. Located behind the Drum Tower in the center of Xian, it’s also a well-known food street in Xi’an. Since the end of the 1990s, some Muslims began to sell their food there, and later…