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Name Category Location
Banpo Matriarchal Clan Village
About 5 km (3 miles) east of the city are the...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites Xian
Bell Tower
Xian's most recognizable structure, the Bell...
Architectural Sites Xian
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
This impressively tall pagoda lies 4 km (2½...
Architectural Sites Xian
Culture Street
Just inside the city wall, this lively but very...
Neighborhoods / Streets Xian
Drum Tower
Originally built in 1380, this 111-foot-high Ming...
Architectural Sites Xian
Famen Temple
Originally built in the 3rd century AD, the...
Religious Sites Xian
Forest of Stone Tablets Museum
As the name suggests, there is no shortage...
Museums / Galleries Xian
Great Mosque
This lushly landscaped mosque with four graceful...
Religious Sites Xian
Hua Shan
A few hours east of Xian lies one of China's five...
Mountains Xian
Huaqing Hot Springs
A pleasure palace during the Tang Dynasty and...
Hot Springs / Spas Xian
Shaanxi History Museum
Although museums in China are often...
Museums / Galleries Xian
Small Goose Pagoda
Once part of the 7th-century Jianfu Temple, this...
Religious Sites Xian
South Gate
Also known as Yong Ning Gate, this is the most...
Architectural Sites Xian
Terracotta Warriors Museum
Discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well,...
Museums / Galleries Xian
Tomb of the First Qin Emperor
The tomb—consisting mainly of a large burial...
Memorials / Monuments Xian

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