Shaanxi

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Overview

Shaanxi province on mainland China is one of the major cradles of the Chinese civilization. Historically, 13 regimes built their seats here, including the Zhou Dynasty (11th century~221 B.C.), the Qin Dynasty (221~207 B.C.), the Han Dynasty (206B.C~A.D.220), and the Tang Dynasty ( 618~907).

Shaanxi takes pride in its 35,750, proven relics from above and underground, including 55 relics under state protection and 355 relics under provincial protection. It leads China in the number and quality of relics collected, 6000,000 in total, attracting numerous visitors from home and abroad to admire historic sites and places of interest, such as the terracotta warriors and horses from the tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang, the ancient city wall in Xi’an, the best preserved and largest of its kind in China, and the Stele Forest, China’s largest stone library.

Attractions

Ancient City Wall of Xi’an
Situated in the center of Xi’an City, it is the most complete ancient city wall that has survived in China. The existing Xi’an City Wall was constructed from the seventh year of the…

Famen Temple
Situated in Famensi Town, about 15 km north of Fufeng County, Baoji city, it is the only temple that preserves the veritable finger bones of Sakyamunu in the world…

Foping Nature Reserve
Located in the northwest of Foping County, it is a forest and wildlife nature reserve founded to protect the giant pandas with approval of the State Council in 1978, which formally…

Huaqing Pool
Also known as the Huaqing Palace, the Huaqing Pool lies at the northern foot of Lishan Mountain, 30km east of the city proper of Xi’am. Since ancient times, it has been an…

Hukou Waterfall
Situated in the Qinjin Canyon on the middle reaches of the Yellow River, the mother river of the Chinese nation, the Hukou Waterfall is the second largest waterfall in China, only next to…

Mount huashan
Called the Western Mountains in ancient times. Mount Huashan is located in Huayin City, about 120 km from Xi’an. It is bordered by the Yellow River and Weihe River in the north…

Museum of Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Situated in Qinling Town, it is a large museum built on the site of the attendant pits of Emperor Qin Shihuang, the first Emperor of the Qin Dynasty, and a national AAAAA tourism…

Tang Paradise
Situated at No. 99 Furong Road, New Qujiang District in the south of Xi’an, the Tang Paradise is the first theme park that displays the imperial garden culture of the flourishing Tang Dynasty…

The Bell Tower
Situated in the center of the city proper of Xi’an, the Bell Tower is the symbol of Xi’an. First constructed in the 17th year of the Hongwu reign(1384) of the Ming Dynasty, it is…

The Drum Tower
About 30 m west of the Bell tower, the Drum tower faces south and echoes with the Bell Tower. The Drum Tower got its name from a huge in the tower, which was beat at sunset to…

The Greater Wild Goose Pagoda
Located within the compound of the Daci’en Temple in the city’s southern suburbs, the Greater Wild Goose Pagoda is a famous ancient architecture in China, which is…

The Lesser Wild Goose Pagoda
About one km south of the city stand the Lesser Wild Goose Pagoda within the compound of the Jianfu Temple. This Pagoda is smaller than the Greater Wild Goose…

Dining

Defachang Dumpling Restaurant
Add: Bell and Drum Tower Square, Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-87217521

Jiefang Road Dumpling Restaurant
Add: Dongxin St., Jiefang Rd., Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-87442132

Jiefang Road Dumpling Restaurant
Add: Dongxin St., Jiefang Rd., Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-87442132

Tongshengxiang Restarant
Add: Bell and Drum Tower Square, Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-87217512

Xi’an Restaurant
Add: 298 Dongdajie, Xian
Tel: 0086-29-87680618

Xi’an Roast Duck Restaurant
Tel: 0086-29-87210089

Hotels

Grand Park Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 12 Western Section of Huancheng South Rd., Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-87608888

Hanzhong Golden Leaf Hotel
Add: 33 Laodong East Rd., Hanzhong
Tel: 0086-916-2383838

Hyatt Regency (Epang Palace), Xi’an
★★★★★
Add: 158 Dongdajie, Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-87691234

Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 8 Changle West Rd., Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-83232981

Sheraton Hotel
★★★★★
Add: 262 Fenggao East Rd., Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-84261888

Tang Yun Hotel
★★★★
Add: Eastern Section of Taishi St., Hancheng
Tel: 0086-913-5388181

Xi’an Garden Hotel
★★★★
Add: 40, Yanyin Rd., Greater Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-87601111

Yangling International Convention and Exhibition Center Hotel
★★★★
Add: 1 Xinqiao North Rd., Yangling Demonstration Zone
Tel: 0086-29-87036888

Museums

Museum of a Forest of Steles, Xi’an
Founded on the original Xi’an Forest of Steles of more than 900 years’ standing, the museum has extended its size and scale, and housed in the centuries-old…

Museum of History of Shaanxi
The museum has a collection of 115000 items, They consist of bronze wares, murals on the walls of Tang(618-907) royal tombs, pottery figurines, building…

Museum of the Banpo site of Xi’an
The museum of the Banpo Site is one of a prehistoric matriarchal society belonging to the Yangshao culture of the Yellow River Valley, which dates back…

Shopping

Century Ginwa Shopping Center
Situated under the famous Bell and Drum Towers Square in Xi’an, the Century Ginwa Shopping Center covers a total area of more than 30,000 square meters in…

Parkson Shopping Center
Parkson Shopping Center mainly deals in popular, fasionable and famous brand clothes and ornaments, as well as general merchandise and home appliance…

Wenbaozhai Store and Cloisonne Artwork Store
These two souvenir stores are both located on Yanta Road. Wenbaozhai Store specialises in reproductions of the terracotta warriors and horses of the Qin…

Travel Agencies

Shaanxi China Travel Service
Add: 78 Dongguanxheng St., Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-82403509

Shaanxi Overseas Tourism Co.,Ltd
Add: 16 Gaoxin 1st Rd., New-and High-tech District, Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-85261425

Xi’an China International Travel Service
Add: 48 Chang’an North Rd., Xi’an
Tel: 0086-29-85262066

Xianyang International Travel Service
Add: 2/F, Dongyu Building, 6 Dongfeng Rd., Xianyang
Tel: 0086-29-33222202