Xian, once known as Changan is the political, economic, cultural and transportation center of Shaanxi Province. It is the largest city in north-west China. It had served as the nation's capital for more than 1000 years,once as the capital of 13 ancient Chinese dynasties such as the Western Zhou, Qin, Xihan, Xinmang, Eastern Han, Western Jin, Former Zhao, pre-Qin, post-Qin, Western Wei, Northern Zhou, Sui and Tang dynasties. So it is noted for historical importance.
The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horse of Xi'an, are the greatest archeological finds of this century. The other landmark like Big Wild Goose Pagoda reflects China's long history. What makes Xian standing out from other cities is due to its historical sites, rich cultural relics, and beautiful scenic spots. Xian is also the starting point of the famous Silk Road to the West.
|Xian Ancient City Wall
|Xian City Wall was constructed in the early Ming Dynasty on the basis of the Imperial City of Chang An (Everlasting Peace) of the Tang Dynasty. It is also a symbol of great significance of the famous historic cultural city of Xian
|Xian Bell Tower and Drum Tower
|Each Ming Dyansty city had a bell tower and a drum tower. Xian was not exception. The Bell Tower and Drum Tower of Xi'an date back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
|Xian Forest of Stone Steles Museum
|The Forest of Stone Steles in Xi'an is housed with a wide collection of steles in China. It is a classical courtyard styled structure situated at the site of former Confucian Temple in Sanxue Street, Xian, close to the south gate of Xi'an City Wall.
|Xian Great Mosque
|The Great Mosque of Xian is the biggest and most preserved complete Chinese existent mosque. The temple constructs at the Tianbao first year (742 years) during Tang Dynasty, was rebuilt by Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing.
|Xian Big Goose Pagoda
|Big Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China. Originally Big Goose Pagoda consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high.
|The well-known Terra-cotta Museum is located east of Emperor Qin's Mausoleum, which covers a total area of 20 hectares. The museum is decorated with verdant trees，blooming flowers and carpets of green grass.
|Xian Huaqing Hot Springs
|Located at the northern foot of Mt. Lishan in Lindong County of Shaanxi Province, 30 kilometers from Xian, Huaqing Hot Springs is a state place of interest as well as scenic spot.
|Xian Banpo Museum
|Banpo Neolithic Village Museum gets its name from the remains of Banpo village which is loaacted east of Xian. The remains were discovered in 1953. The village was inhabited from about 4500 B.C. to 3750 B.C.
|Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
|The Shaanxi History Museum, a large modern museum of the national level, is situated 1km away, northwest of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a giant architectural complex in the Tang-dynasty style.
|Xian Famen Temple
|Famen literally means the initial way to become a Buddhist believer. The Famen Temple was first set up during East Han Dynasty. In the year 147 AD, King Asoka of India traveled to Asia, preaching Buddhism.
|Xian Qianling Tomb
|Qianling Tomb is situated about 85km northwest of Xian on Liang Hill. It is the co--tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Li Zhi, 628 A.D.-683 A.D.) and Empress Wu Zetian (624 A.D.-705 A.D.), the only Empress in Chinese history.
|Mt. Huashan is one of China's five holy mountains, or called Western Mountain ( Xiyue ) due to its geographical location in relation to the others, is famed as the most precipitous of the five. It is the highest among the five great mountains. It is famed as the most precipitous of the five.