Many travellers to China visit Shaanxi Province, and most visit the ancient Chinese capital of Xian, beside the river Wei. Since being added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987, most have heard of The Terracotta Warriors, and is on their list of things that they want to see. What a lot fail to realize is that there are other treasures ...
A Brief Guide To The Xian Muslim Quarter
The area known as The Xian Muslim Quarter is one of the oldest parts of the city of Xian. Visitors to this part of Xian will find that most of the people here have been born, lived and will die here without ever having stepped foot into any other part of the city!
The history surrounding The Xian Muslim Quarter is a ...Continue Reading → Share
Described as a symbol of Xian China, the Xian Bell Tower was originally built as far back as 1384. It has undergone extensive remodeling and reconstruction to become the magnificent and culturally rich structure it is today. Its unique architectural design and undeniable beauty has contributed to the building becoming one of the most sought after tourist destinations.
During a trip to China, a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is popular for many tourists. The structure is located within a Buddhist temple called Da Ci’en Temple. This means the Thanksgiving Temple when translated. It is located about four kilometers from Xian’s city center.
Originally, this Buddhist structure was built in the Tang dynasty in the ...
The Xian City Wall was built to protect the city of Xian from invaders. It is one of the largest, strongest, and most resilient defence systems of the ancient world.
The Xian City Wall is unique among ancient Chinese monuments in having survived through the centuries almost intact. This is surely a testament to the skill of the planners and builders who created ...
Visiting Mount Huashan With Other Xian Highlights
Xian, which is located in the northwest central part of the People’s Republic of China is one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. There are many significant historical, religious and cultural things to do and see around the city from Mount Huashan to the Terracotta Warriors.
The city of Xian is located in central northwest China and it is a fascinating ...Continue Reading → Share
The Terracotta Warriors And How They Were Made
In 1974, an archaeological excavation in Xian discovered The Terracotta Warriors. This city was the ancient capitol of the Chinese Empire. The site was an imperial mausoleum in which these clay horses and warriors were found.
The mausoleum was destined to be for Qin Shi Huang. He was an emperor who rose to his position in 246 BC when he was only ...Continue Reading → Share
The Tang Dynasty 600-700 AD
Dynasties are families of political rulers, who pass the mantle of leadership to subsequent generations. Many dynasties existed in ancient China. Among the more famous was the Tang Dynasty 600-700ad, mainly due to several reforms that it had accomplished.
Previous to the Tang Dynasty was the Sui Dynasty, which had come to power after defeating the Chen Dynasty in the year 589. As of ...Continue Reading → Share