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The Silk Road Sights

Culture Street (Wénhuà Jiē)

  • 1 block north of South Gate Map It
  • Xian
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Updated 03/05/2013

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Just inside the city wall, this lively but very touristy pedestrian street is lined with houses that have been rebuilt in traditional Ming style. Shops sell a wide variety of wares, including charming calligraphy and watercolors. If you're coming from South Gate, halfway down the first block you'll find Guanzhong Academy, built in 1609. Take a peek through the gates, as entrance is forbidden. Continue east along the city wall to reach the Forest of Stone Tablets.

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1 block north of South Gate, Xian, 710001, China

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