More than 2,100 years ago, ZHANG Qian in the Han Dynasty was sent on diplomatic missions to Central Asia for two times, thus kicking off friendly exchanges between Central Asian nations and China and developing a Silk Road that runs through the West and East and connects Asia with Europe.
Danfeng Gate was first built in Longshuo Year 2 of Emperor Gaozong in Tang Dynasty (662 A.D.). As the southern entrance to Daming Palace, the imperial palace in Chang’an as the capital city of Tang Empire, Danfeng Gate had the splendid Danfeng Tower on its top.More...
On the southeast of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Paradise is located inside Qujiang Development Zone in the south of the city of Xi’an.More...
As a famous Buddhist temple with a history of more than 1,700 years, Famen Temple has become a Buddhist holy land with the whole world gazing upon it, for placing the remains of the finger bones of Sakyamuni Buddha.More...
Founded in 1067, Zhenbeitai Fortress is located on the top of Red Mountain, 4 km away in the north of Yulin as a national-level historical and cultural city. Zhenbeitai Fortress is the world cultural heritage as well as the national key cultural relic protection unit.More...
On the 25th and 26th of February, a group of “foreign” handsome men and beautiful women presented two flash mobs titled “Flashback to Tang Dynasty” and “Flashback to Qin Dynasty” for tourists as they dressed as Yang Guifei, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, and the Terracotta Warriors at two landmarks of Xi’an, Tang Paradise and the Muslim Snack Street.More...
Yulin, which started from the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period and flourished in the Ming and Qing dynasties, was the station of Yansui Town (also known as Yulin Town), one of nine important military towns in the Ming Dynasty.More...
“Having a joyful Lunar New Year in Yulin”, a folk activity in Northern Shaanxi, was held in Dingbian County on February 6, 2017 and a variety of folk customs were presented, such as Rattle Stick Dance, Running Donkey Dance, Horse Racing and Yangko.More...
In ancient times, Baoji used to be called Chencang or Yongcheng. It was “the birthplace of Emperor Yan, the hometown of bronze ware, the holy land of the Buddha’s Relics, the village of club fire, and the origin of Zhou and Qin civilizations.”More...
The Great Ci’en Temple, the most famous and magnificent Buddhist temple in the city of Chang’an in the Tang Dynasty (today’s Xi’an), was founded by Price Li Zhi in the 22nd year of Emperor Taizong of Tang (in 648).More...
“Sleepless Tang Capital City at Lantern Festival - Xi’an City Wall Lantern Festival 2017” will be held at the South Gate – Ping Gate section of scenic region of Xi’an City Wall from January 21 to March 5, lasting 44 days.More...
The Big Data report of 2016 smart DiDi shows that the Greater Wild Goose Pagoda is the most popular place where tourists visit in Xi’an. Most tourists believe that “one who has not been to the Greater Wild Goose Pagoda has not been to Xi’an.”More...
Among all the city gates of Xi’an City Wall, the South Gate is the oldest one with the longest history. Built in the early period of Sui Dynasty, the South Gate used to be a gate on the east among the three city gates on the south side of the royal city, thus called Anshang Gate. During the Ming Dynasty, it was changed to Yongning Gate.More...
In May 2015, Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi took Shaanxi Province as the first leg of a visit to China. In his own online social networking account, he praised continually: “I was welcomed warmly and paid a visit to the great Terra Cotta Warriors”, “The Da Xing-Shan Temple is very beautiful”...More...
The ancient Goddess of Mercy Temple on Zhongnan Mountain in Xi’an was originally built during the reign of Tang Taizong Li Shimin (628 A.D.).More...
The grotto group of Great Buddhist Temple of Bin County is in Bin County of Xianyang City of Shaanxi Province.
Zhang Qian Memorial Hall, key cultural relics protection units in Shaanxi Province, was built on the basis of Zhang Qian tomb. It covers an area of 108 mu with display area of 7,130 square meters.
Situated in Chenggu County, Hanzhong City, Zhang Qian Tomb is the place where Zhang Qian, the famous diplomat who developed the Silk Road during the Western Han Dynasty, was buried.
Built in the second year of Zongzhang during Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty (in 664), Xingjiao Temple Tower is located in Xingjiao Temple in Shaoling Yuanpan in Changan District of Xi’an, Shaanxi.
Located inside Jianfu Temple at Anrenfang in Chang’an City of the Tang Dynasty (currently in the southern suburb of Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province), Small Wild Goose Pagoda is also called “Jianfu Pagoda.”
Great Wild Goose Pagoda, also known as “Pagoda in Ci’en Temple”, is located in Giant Ci’en Temple.
The Daming Palace was the most magnificent palace complex of the Tang Empire, the most splendid palace complex in the world at that time, and the national symbol of the Tang dynasty.
The Site of Weiyang Palace in Chang’an City of Western Han Dynasty is the most well-preserved capital relic demonstrating the union of empires in the ancient times. The city walls of relic of Chang’an City of Western Han Dynasty cover an area of 36 square kilometers.
Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum is one of the first batches of major historical and cultural sites protected at the national level. In 1987, UNESCO added Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum (including the pits of Terra-Cotta Warriors) on the World Heritage List.
Based on Qin Shi Huang Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum and Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum Site Park, Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Museum is a large site museum.
Yulin is a very famous historical and cultural city at the national level. It is located in the northernmost of Shaanxi Province.
With the development and growth of the Chinese nation, the spirit and connotation of Emperor Yan has never stopped getting enriched and expanded.
Master Keung’s Fishing Pier is located inside Panxi Canyon in Baoji City, Shaanxi Province. It has a very long history, with very beautiful scenery.
Famen Temple is a national key cultural relics protection unit. As an AAAAA scenic spot, it is located in Fufeng County of Baoji City.
Baoji was called Chencang, Yongcheng in ancient times. It is “the home of Emperor Yan, the birthplace of bronze ware, the holy place of the Buddha’s Relics, the land of traditional Shehuo activity, as well as cradle of Zhou and Qin cultures.”
Pucheng is a stop that you cannot miss for your exploration of historical traces of the Silk Road.
Sanyuan is a very important town at the eastern end of the ancient Silk Road, a key thoroughfare as “connecting Huguang and Gan-Liang prefectures in ancient times.” It was a commercial center at the time.
Dating back to more than 1,200 years ago, the Tomb of Yang Guifei is the tomb of Lady Yang, the highest-ranking imperial concubine of Emperor Li Longji, the 7th emperor during the Tang Dynasty, thus directly bearing historical witness to An Lushan Rebellion.
Ma Weiyi is the first staging post in ancient Silk Road out of Chang’an to the west. The main theme of Ma Weiyi Folk Culture Park is the "culture of ancient staging post".
Zhaoling Mausoleum Museum, the national key cultural relic protection units, is located in Liquan County, Shaanxi Province. It’s a unique museum to display culture and history of the early Tang Dynasty.
Emperor Taizong Li Shimin created the rare history of the Chinese feudal society “Control by Zheng Guan”.
Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty was one of the precious politicians who had the longest period of the reign and accomplished the most, leaving the most precious historical and cultural wealth in the history of feudal society in China.
About 150 kilometers to the northwest along the Silk Road after you are out of Chang’an in Tang Dynasty comes Bin County.
Guangren Temple, located in the northwest corner of Xi'an City Wall of Ming Dynasty, was built by Emperor Xuanye when he toured around Shaanxi in Kangxi forty-four year (Qing Dynasty, 1705).
Shaanxi Province is rich in geothermal resources, including Xi 'an, Lintong, Lantian, Huayin, Xianyang, Mei County, Mian County, Heyang and etc.
Central Shaanxi Folk Art Museum is located at the center of Zhongnanshan World Geological Park in Qinling Mountain and at the foot of South Wutaishan Mountain, the sacred land of Buddhism of both Sui and Tang Dynasties.
Xi’an Forest of Stone Stele Museum, formerly known as Shaanxi Provincial Museum, founded in 1944.
Huashan Mountain is one of the Five Mountains in China, famous for its steepness. It is not only a very famous holiday resort but also a holy land for Taoism, thus regarded by Taoism as the Fourth Heavenly Abode.
The Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor is the resting place of the Yellow Emperor, the first ancestor of the Chinese nation.
Huaqing Pool (Huaqing Palace) is a royal palace on the original historic site of the Tang Huaqing Palace.
In March 1974, the Terra-Cotta Warriors were discovered. In 1987, the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and the Terra-Cotta Warriors were approved by UNESCO to be listed on the World Heritage List and were praised as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”
13,00 years ago during the Tang Dynasty, the city of Chang’an had an East Market and a West Market.
During the earlier period of the Tang Dynasty, it took Monk Xuan Zang 18 years to travel along the Silk Road from China all the way to the west till the India Peninsula for Buddhist script ures.
Tang Paradise is located inside Qujiang Development Zone at the south of the city of Xi’an and also on the southeast side of the Wild Goose Pagoda.
The relic of Daming Palace is located in Xi’an, covering an area of about 3.5 sq. km. It is the relic of a time-honored and grand royal palace that has been preserved the most intact in China.
Xi’an was called Chang’an in ancient times, the starting point of the Silk Road. As the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, it was on a par with Rome, Cairo and Athens. Together, they are called the four big ancient capitals in the world.