Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and HorsesThe Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant arachnological excavation of the 20th century. Work is ongoing at this site, which is around 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum, Lintong Country, Shaanxi province .It's a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China.
Qianling MausoleumIt is a tomb shared by Tang Emperor Gaozong and Empress Wu Zetian and a cultural site under key national protection. The 124 large stone carvings left in the museum such as ornamental pillars,winged horses, scarlet birds,stone horses, stone lions and stone figures look exquisite and vivid.
Xi'an Forest of Steles MuseumXi'an Forest of steles.Museum horses numerous steles which look like a towering forest,
hence its name. It has been over nine hundred years since it was originally built in Northern Song dynasty (1090 A.D.) when a large Confucian collection of steles cut in A.D. 837 - the oldest existing texts of the Confucian classics - was moved here for safekeeping. It gained the present name in the 18th century and boasted the largest collection of its kind in China.
Xi'an City Wallthe Ming Dynasty imperial city of Chang'an City in the building up on the basis of it is the late medieval city wall in China's most historic buildings is one of the best preserved in China so far the only, largest walls.
Tang ParadiseThe park is at or near the site of an earlier garden complex in the Tang Dynasty, but consists almost entirely of modern construction.The park features numerous buildings, squares, and gardens, all incorporating features of traditional Chinese architecture, such as eaves and cornices. Some features are named after historical sites or buildings.
Big Wild Goose Pagodasituated in the Da Ci'en Temple, is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China about 4 kilometers from the urban center. Originally built in 589 A.D. in the Sui dynasty, the temple was named Wu Lou Si Temple till 648 A.D. when Emperor Li Zhi, then still a crown prince, sponsored a repair project on the temple. This was a symbol of thanksgiving to his mother for her kindness, after she had suffered an early death. The temple then assumed the present name Temple of Da Ci'en (Thanksgiving). The Emperor Gaozong was said to pay homage to the temple twice a day by looking in its direction from the Hanyuan Palace. The temple, with 13 separate courtyards, contained 1,879 magnificent-looking rooms altogether and was a place of grand extent in the Tang dynasty. However, it went into gradual decay after the downfall of the Tang dynasty. The halls and rooms that have survived the age are structures that were built in the Ming dynasty.