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The Silk Road Sights

Culture Street (Shuyuanmen) (Wénhuà Jiē (Shūyuàn mén))

  • 1 block north of South Gate Map It
  • Xian
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Updated 01/01/2015

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Take a stroll along this leafy boulevard lined with galleries, shops, and few cafés. Mostly clear of the city's traffic save for a handful of tuk-tuks or "beng beng che" as the locals call them, the cobbled streets run along the southern end of the old city walls and feature beautifully restored buildings with traditional Ming architecture. Start near Heping Lu and walk towards the South Gate and you'll pass by the Forest of the Stone Tablets Museum. Not too far after, you'll find the Guanzhong Academy, built in 1609. Take a peek through the gates, as entrance is forbidden.

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

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Updated 01/01/2015


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