9 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 9 sights are available in Xi'an, China.

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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 an incredible view of Xi'an. The Drum Tower is in a predominantly Muslim district of Xi'an, known as the Drum Tower Muslim District (DTMD).

Wikipedia: Drum Tower of Xi'an (EN)

3. 明秦王府城墙遗址

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Located in Xincheng District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China, the Ming Qin Palace, it is the palace of the Qin King of the Ming Dynasty and the cultural relics protection unit of Shaanxi Province, with a circumference of 671 meters from north to south, 408 meters from east to west, and a circumference of 2158 meters. Outside the palace of the king of Qin is the palace city, there are two circles of city walls, the inner circle city gate is equipped with four city gates, the east gate is the east outer gate, the south gate is the Lingxing gate, the west gate is the west outer gate, and the north gate is the north outer gate. The outer ring is also four city gates, the east gate is the Tiren gate, the south gate is the end of the door, the west gate is the Zunyi gate, and the north gate is the Guangzhi gate. In 1370, Zhu Yuanzhang's son Zhu Fan was named the king of Qin, and in the same year, the construction of the Qin palace began, which was presided over by Geng Bingwen, the left minister of the king of Qin. In 1378, Zhu Fan moved into the palace of the king of Qin. At the end of the Ming Dynasty, Li Zicheng invaded Xi'an, and Zhu Cunshu, the king of Qin, surrendered to Li Zicheng, and the palace of Qin became the palace of Dashun. During the Qing Dynasty, the palace of the Qin Dynasty was demolished, and basically only the city wall remained. At the time of the Xi'an Incident, Yang Hucheng used this place as his command center. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, Tiren Gate, Duanlu Gate and Zunyi Gate were demolished again, leaving only Guangzhi Gate and part of the city wall. The Shaanxi Provincial People's Government once worked in the Qin Palace. In 1985, Guangzhimen was demolished again. In 2003, the ruins of the city wall of the Ming and Qin palaces were listed as the fourth batch of cultural relics protection units in Shaanxi Province. During the floods in southern China in 2020, on the morning of August 8, due to the impact of heavy rain for several days, the masonry of the restoration and protection of the city wall site of the Ming and Qin Dynasty collapsed about 20 meters, resulting in damage to a bus and three private cars, and four people were slightly injured.

Wikipedia: 秦王府 (ZH)

4. 八路军西安办事处纪念馆

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The former site of the Xi'an Office of the Eighth Route Army of the National Revolutionary Army is located at No. 1, Qixianzhuang, near Beixin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an City, and was once the earliest, longest-lasting and most influential office among the 15 offices of the Eighth Route Army and the New Fourth Army in the country. In 1959, it was rebuilt into the memorial hall of the Xi'an Office of the Eighth Route Army, including the No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 7 courtyards of Qixianzhuang, and in 1988, it was announced as a national key cultural relics protection unit.

Wikipedia: 八路军西安办事处旧址 (ZH)

5. 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)

6. Xi'an Stele Forest Museum

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Xi'an Forest of Steles Museum, located at the site of the Confucian Temple in Sanxue Street, Beilin District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, China, is a museum that collects and studies epitaphs and other ancient stone carvings. Gathering ancient Chinese exquisite stele art, there are many steles, like "stele forest", hence the name. There are abundant epitaphs of steles, stone carving art and some remnants of the ancient buildings of the Confucian Temple.

Wikipedia: 西安碑林博物馆 (ZH), Website

7. The Great Mosque of Xi'an

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The Great Mosque of Xi'an 无法识别作者。根据版权声明推断作者为Mr. Tickle。 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Xi'an Halal Temple, located in Huajue Lane, northwest of Xi'an, Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China, also known as Huajue Lane Halal Temple and Halal Temple. The whole temple is rectangular along the east and west, and it is divided into four into the courtyard. Xi'an Magic Temple is one of the four major mosques in China and the earliest mosque in Xi'an. It has been preserved for generational repair.

Wikipedia: 西安大清真寺 (ZH)

8. Chongyang Gong

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Chongyang Palace, the full name of "Chongyang Wanshou Palace", is one of the three ancestral gardens of Taoism, and is as famous as Beijing Baiyun Temple and Shanxi Ruicheng Yongle Palace. It is located in Zu'an Town, Hubei District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China. The palace is the place where the patriarch of Quanzhen Dao, Wang Chongyang, cultivated and was buried.

Wikipedia: 重阳宫 (ZH)

9. 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 (華清池), or the Huaqing Hot Springs (華清宫), 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)


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