To know the City – Xi'an

Get to know the city of Xi'an
Xi'an is famous for the historical Army of the Terracotta Warriors. As the capital of 13 ancient dynasties and the start of Silk Road, the ancient heritage of Xi'an enables you to explore the historical China as it once was. Travelling from the depths of India back to Xi'an, Xuanzang, the first abbot of the Da Ci'en Temple, obtained Buddhist relics and scripts that he brought to the Big Goose Pagoda, which helped lay the foundation for Chinese Buddhism.

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    Bell Tower

    Located in the center of Xi’an,it is a superb piece of Chinese ancient wooden architecture. Built in 1344 during Ming Dynasty, 36m in height, the tower has three layers of eaves outside and only two stories inside. The four corners of up-turned eaves point to the roof and the eaves are supported by colourful dougong. “Dougong”is a representative feature of Chinese ancient wooden architectures which can be found nowhere else in the world.

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    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    The "Terracotta Warriors and Horses" is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China,located in Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi province.

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    Local food

    Excite your taste buds after an exciting tour of Xi'an by experiencing special local food, such as Yang Rou Pao Mo, dumplings and over a thousand types of noodles.

    TIP: Contact our concierge to find authentic traditional Shaanxi restaurants.

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    Shaanxi History Museum

    The cultural and historical significance of the area, as well as the abundant relics and sites, help Xi'an enjoy the title of the "Shaanxi History Museum".

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    Ancient City Wall

    About 13.7 km I length, the City Wall is the most complete, the best preserved and the largest ancient city wall in the world. There are 5984 battlements built outside the ancient wall,where soldiers can have a lookout and shoot enemies. A wide and deep moat encircles the wall and suspension bridges which can be risen or lowered freely are set up against the city gates.

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    Xi'an is well known for many products, such as jade, silk, handicrafts, pottery figures and antiques. Behind the Drum Tower in the Muslim Quarter, you will find lots of curio shops, as well as Sourenys. For designer goods, visit Kai Yuan,Ginwa Shopping Center or the glittering South Street, all located around the Bell Tower.

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    Signature Dishes

    As you can see from our signature dishes, we have an eye for finding dishes that combine both Western and Eastern styles and reflect the inclusiveness of Xi’an culture. You will be satisfied after you taste every dish. The Mango Salad with Duck, Chang’an Deep-Fried Chicken and Goulash Soup are the most nutrient-rich and flavor-stunning dishes to satisfy your taste buds.

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