There are several and few areas in this massive nation of China that have never been exposed to foreign tourists. The best out of all unexposed areas is the mighty city of Xi’an, which used to be the capital city of China before Beijing for thousands of years. This city has a fascinating and interesting history and architecture from the previous dynasty to explore especially for history and architecture lovers. Let’s see what this city has to offer to the tourists.
- Terracotta Army of Qin Dynasty
This interesting 2000 years old Terracotta Army of the Qin Dynasty can be found in Lintong District. This Army is a funerary art buried with the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang for the purpose of protecting the Emperor in the afterlife. The Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, 150 cavalry horses and still counting. You can see every Terracotta Army has different faces, hairstyles, clothes, armor, and ranks. You can imagine how great the dynasty’s technology back then when they built the terracotta army.
- Ancient City Wall of Xi’an
Ancient City Wall of Xi’an is the largest and the best-preserved City Wall in China, This wall was built by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in Ming Dynasty. This wall is as stable as a mountain and has been standing strong for the past 649 years. In addition, the width of this wall is thicker than its height. You can also rent a bike to tour around the wall while enjoying the view of the city from on top of the wall.
- Drum & Bell Tower of Xi’an
There are two towers in the city of Xi’an, back in the prime day of the mighty city of Xi’an. These towers are The Bell Tower and The Drum Tower, which complete each other where Drum tower sounded at dusk while Bell tower sounded at dawn. Both of this tower is located beside each other, it is also known as the sister buildings. Both of these towers were built by Emperor Hongwu in the Ming dynasty. In addition, both
- Great Mosque of Xi’an
As we know, China has a lot of mosques but this Great Mosque of Xi’an is special. It is because this Mosque is the largest mosque in China and it was built in the early era of The Ming Dynasty. This mosque is known as the Huajue mosque because it is located at 30 Huajue lanes. This mosque walled complex of five courtyards and every courtyard contains a central monument, such as a gate, and is lined with greenery as well as subsidiary buildings. You can also pray in the mosque and admire the Chinese Muslim architecture.
- Xi’ an Muslim Quarter
This Xi’an Muslim Quarter used to be operated by Hui ethnic people and the road is paved with blue-gray flagstones and shaded by the tree. Xi’an Muslim Quarter is the best place to be when you’re already exhausted from visiting all the attractions. It is because of this Muslim Quarter has an unending line of various halal restaurants and food stalls. This spot is a scenic spot for tourists and it is known as Snacks Street. You can find tremendous types of food and snacks. Food hunting is a very fun thing to do especially if you are a food lover.
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