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Site of Daming Palace, Chang'an City of Tang Dynasty

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. Covering an area of 3.2 square kilometers, it was built in the eighth year (634) of Zhenguan period during the reign of Emperor Tai Zong of the Tang Dynasty, and was destroyed at the end of the Tang Dynasty. With a circumference of 7.6 kilometers, it has 11 gates, as well as over 40 palaces, terraces and pavilions.
 
The Daming Palace is among the first batch of national key cultural relics protection units, as well as a major site protection project of world significance designated by the International Council on Monuments and Sites. In 2014, it was added on the World Heritage List as a site in the heritage of "Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor" which was applied for jointly by China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
 
Location: Taihua South Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi province
 

Transportation: Take a bus in downtown Xi'an and get off at "Danfeng Gate, Daming Palace" or "Daming Palace National Heritage Park".

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