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Xi'an, also known as Sian, is the capital of Shaanxi Province. A sub-provincial city on the Guanzhong Plain in Northwest China, it is one of the oldest cities in China, the oldest prefecture capital and one of the Chinese Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui, Northern Zhou and Tang.


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1 - Fortifications of Xi'an

The fortifications of Xi'an, also known as Xi'an City Wall, in Xi'an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls.

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2 - 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. The tower base is square and it covers an area of 1,377 m². The tower is a brick and timber structure and close to 40 m high.

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3 - Archaeology Tours in Xian

   8 km away

This private customizable day tour will take you to visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and two of the following highlights of Xian according to your personal interests: The Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, Huaqing Hot Springs, Banpo Museum, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Great Mosque or the Muslim Street (Any other downtown attractions like Xian Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Forest of Stone Steles, Bell Tower and Drum Tower can also be arranged if you are interested). Most importantly, there is no shopping stops so you will enjoy your time in Xi'an to the fullest!

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4 - Great Mosque of Xi'an

The Great Mosque of Xi'an is the largest mosque in China. It was first built in the year 742 AD. An active place of worship within Xi'an Muslim Quarter, this courtyard complex is also a popular tourist site.

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5 - Xi’an

Xi'an, also known as Sian, is the capital of Shaanxi Province. A sub-provincial city on the Guanzhong Plain in Northwest China, it is one of the oldest cities in China, the oldest prefecture capital and one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui and Tang.

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6 - Culinary Tour in Xian

   8 km away

This is not another walking tour but a small group tour travel by private tuktuk and offer unlimited beer and soda while you and your English-speaking guide are whisked around Xi’an off the beaten path. You will eat where the locals eat at small, family-run businesses and try the best local food at places you can’t find on your own. After 3-4 hours, you will finish at a local brewery to have a pint of the only craft brew in town.

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7 - Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan

   6 km away

Tang Paradise is a large theme park in the city of Xi'an, in Shaanxi province, People's Republic of China. The park is at or near the site of an earlier garden Furong Garden complex in the city of Chang'an, capital of Tang Dynasty, but consists almost entirely of modern construction.

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8 - Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a monumental Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. It was built in 648/649 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories.

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9 - Gu Lou Bo Wu Guan

   9 km away
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10 - Xianyang

   21 km away

Xianyang is a prefecture-level city in central Shaanxi province, situated on the Wei River a few kilometers upstream from the provincial capital of Xi'an.

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11 - Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

   30 km away

The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is located in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province of China. This mausoleum was constructed over 38 years, from 246 to 208 BCE, and is situated underneath a 76-meter-tall tomb mound shaped like a truncated pyramid.

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12 - Li Shan

   31 km away

Mount Lu or Lushan, also known as Kuanglu in ancient times, is situated in the northern part of Jiangxi province in Central China, and is one of the most renowned mountains in the country.

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13 - Terracotta Army Museum

   31 km away
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14 - Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

   32 km away

Lintong District, formerly Lintong County, is one of 11 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, Northwest China.

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