Xi'an Highlights

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

At the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.

One of Xian’s oldest structures, it was built in 652 and originally had 10 levels, though the top three were later lost in an earthquake.

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

The pagoda played an important role in the spread of Buddhism in China. Relics, figurines and writings associated with the Buddha were brought here from India along the Silk Road which ends in Xian.

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Xian  ancient city wall

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1) Xian ancient city wall

2) The Muslim Quarter of Xian.

Right behind the Drum Tower

3) Drum tower square

4) Terracotta Warriors near Xian was one of the archeological sensations of the 20th century. The figures date from 210 BC and were meant to guard the first emperor of China in the afterlife.

5)Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Xi'an  city wall

At the Xi'an city wall. Xian City Wall is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

Me overlooking the city and below with mum at one of the entrance.

Ancient City Wall

With dad at the Xi'an city wall. Xi’an has one of the most extensive and best-preserved defensive walls in the world. This colossal structure was started under the Ming Dynasty in 1370, a few years before the Drum and Bell Towers. You can either cycle or walk along the Ancient City Wall, which is almost 14 kilometers long and takes around three hours at a leisurely pace

Ancient City Wall

with my mummy :). behind us Xian's Drum Tower (Gulou) is set across from the equally ancient Bell Tower in the heart of the Old City. It is located in a lively square filled with various shops, eateries, and other attractions.The Drum Tower is in the center of Xian, a short walk from the Bell Tower.

Xian's Drum Tower (Gulou)

The Drum Tower is located northwest of the Bell Tower of Xian, across the Bell and Drum Tower Square. Both of them are called the 'sister buildings' or 'morning bell and dark drum'. In ancient China, especially from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the drums were used to signal the running of time and on occasion were used as an alarm in emergency situations.

Muslim quarter market in Xi'an

At the Muslim quarter market in Xi'an. In Chinese, it is also known as Huimin Jie, which is the home of the majority of the Muslim Hui minority.Once, Muslim traders traveling the Silk Road settled here with their Chinese wives, had children and formed a tight-knit community which still lives on. If you like oriental markets, you will find tea shops, potteries, produce and much else in this haggling-paradise along the Beiyuanmen Muslim Market.

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