7 Sights in Xi'an, China (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Xi'an, China. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Xi'an, China.

1. Small Wild Goose Pagoda

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Small Wild Goose Pagoda

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda, sometimes Little Wild Goose Pagoda, is one of two significant pagodas in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, the site of the old Han and Tang capital Chang'an. The other notable pagoda is the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, originally built in 652 and restored in 704. This pagoda, along with the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and other sites along the Silk Road, was inscribed in 2014 on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Small Wild Goose Pagoda (EN)

2. Drum Tower

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Drum Tower Wang Zhongyin / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Drum Tower of Xi'an, located in the heart of Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province, Northwestern China, along with the Bell Tower is a symbol of the city. Erected in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty, it stands towering above the city center and offers incredible view of Xi'an.

Wikipedia: Drum Tower of Xi'an (EN)

3. Xi'an Stele Forest Museum

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The Stele Forest or Beilin Museum is a museum for steles and stone sculptures in Beilin District in Xi'an, Northwest China. The museum, which is housed in a former Confucian Temple, has housed a growing collection of Steles since 1087. By 1944 it was the principal museum for Shaanxi province. Due to the large number of steles, it was officially renamed the Forest of Stone Steles in 1992. Altogether, there are 3,000 steles in the museum, which is divided into seven exhibitions halls, which mainly display works of Chinese calligraphy, painting and historical records.

Wikipedia: Stele Forest (EN)

4. Banpo Museum

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Banpo Museum

Banpo is an archaeological site discovered in 1953 by Shi Xingbang, and located in the Yellow River Valley just east of Xi'an, China. It contains the remains of several well organized Neolithic settlements, like Jiangzhai, carbon dated to 6700–5600 years ago. The area of 5 to 6 hectares is surrounded by a ditch, probably a defensive moat, 5 to 6 meters wide. The houses were circular, built of mud and wood with overhanging thatched roofs. They sat on low foundations. There appear to be communal burial areas.

Wikipedia: Banpo (EN)

5. Chongyang Gong

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Chongyang Palace, full name "Chongyang Wanshou Palace", is one of the three ancestral courts of Taoism Quanzhen Dao, along with Beijing Baiyun Temple and Shanxi Ruicheng Yongle Palace. It is located in Zuan Town, Yiyi District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China. The palace is the place where the ancestor of the Quanzhen Dao, Wang Chongyang, cultivated and was buried.

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6. Huaqing Hot Springs

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Huaqing Hot Springs The original uploader was Yyk at Chinese Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 3.0

Huaqing Pool, or the Huaqing Hot Springs, are a complex of hot springs located in an area characterized by mild weather and scenic views at the northern foot of Mount Li, one of the three major peaks of the Qinling. The Huaqing Hot Springs are located approximately 25 kilometers (16 mi) east of Xi'an, in the province of Shaanxi, China.

Wikipedia: Huaqing Pool (EN)

7. The Great Mosque of Xi'an

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The Great Mosque of Xi'an is one of the largest premodern mosques in China. Although the mosque was first built in the year 742 AD during the Tang dynasty, its current form was largely constructed in 1384 AD during Emperor Hongwu's reign of the Ming dynasty, as recorded by the Records of Xi'an Municipality (西安府志).

Wikipedia: Great Mosque of Xi'an (EN)


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