Xi'an Travels

First Day

Bell Tower of Xi'an

The Bell Tower of Xi'an built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, is a symbol of the city of Xi'an and one of the grandest of its kind in China. The Bell Tower also contains several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty.

Bell Tower of Xi'an

The jingyun bell, cast in 711 during the Tang Dynasty, 247 cm high and 6500 kg.

Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum, which is located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest. The museum houses over 370,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.

Thi-colored Horse in Shaanxi History Museum

Thi-colored Horse in Shaanxi History Museum

Tang Dynasty (618-907) - Excavated from nearby of Zhaoling mausoleum, Liquan Country.

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories. The structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang.

Second Day

Chongyang Palace

Chongyang Palace

Chongyang Palace is one of the three birthplace of Taoism Quanzhen, par with Beijing White Cloud Temple and Shaanxi Ruicheng Yongle Palace. Which located in the Zuan town, Huxian country of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. The Palace is the founder of Wang Chongyang Quanzhen and burial site of the convent.

The Louguantai Temple

The Louguantai Temple

The Louguantai Temple in Zhouzhi county, Shaanxi province, about 70 km, west of Xi'an, is the place where tradition says that Lao Tze composed the Tao Te Ching.

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Northwestern Polytechnical University (also known as NPU or NWPU) is a National Key University, directed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China, located in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Third Day

Zaoyuan Revolutionary Site

Zaoyuan Revolutionary Site in Zaoyuan village, Baota country, Yan'an, Shaanxi. 1944-1947 March by the CPC Central Committee Yangjialing moved in here, during the leadership of the party to carry out large-scale production of military and civilian movement rectification movement and the liberated areas to carry out preparations for the Chinese Communist Party 7'th.

Yan'an Revolutionary Memorial Hall

Founded in July 1950 in Yan'an City of Shaanxi Province, the Yan'an Revolutionary Memorial is one of the earliest revolutionary memorials in China. It was built in July 1950 and was previously called the Yan'an Revolutionary Museum. It opened to the public in February 1951.

The memorial boasts a collection of 35,000 pieces of cultural relics, 5,500 historical photos and 12,000 volumes of books. Among all, more than 1,700 items belong to Class One and Class Two collections. The exhibits include genuine footballs, sewing machines, old uniforms, weaponry, historical literature, graphs, photos, Marxist books by Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky translated into Chinese and hundreds of communist weapons. Especially noteworthy is a white horse (it has been made into a specimen) that is said to have carried Mao Zedong.

Yan'an Pagoda Hill

Yan'an Pagoda Hill

Yan'an Pagoda HillYan'an is of great historical importance in relation to the Chinese revolutionary movement and for that reason Yan'an Pagoda Hill is a must to be explored if you want to really enjoy yourself in this remarkable city. It stands to the southeast of the city, and its name is derived from the nine-story pagoda on its summit that was erected during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Qingliang Mountain of Yan'an

Qingliang Mountain of Yan'an

Traditional Foods

  • Hula soup(胡辣汤)
  • Spicy big lump of meat (大肉辣子疙瘩)
  • Willow Lane noodles in Chopping Board Street (案板街柳巷面)
  • Water slurry noodles (浆水面)
  • Egg and fermented glutinous rice soup (蛋花醪糟汤)
  • Baitang noodles (摆汤面)
  • Beef cook steamed (牛肉煮馍)
  • Mirror cake (镜糕)
  • Liangpi - Roll dough (擀面皮)
  • Chinese burger (肉夹馍)
  • Mustard pimple (芥菜疙瘩)
  • Huxian soft noodles (户县软面)
Xi'an Travels
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  • sun yang

    Pretty good, I had the opportunity to go