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Xi'an (Chang'an)

Xi'an, formerly called Chong'an, was one of the four biggest ancient capitals in the world. The other three were Rome, Athens and Cairo. In the dynasties of Han and Tong, Chang'an was world famous for the starting point of "Silk Road". The City was gathered with a markedly international character.



Bell Tower

Bell Tower stands in the center of Xi'an, at the intersection of the North, the South, the East and the West streets. The Tower was built in 1384 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was moved to the present site in 1582.

Bell Tower

Evening glow at Bell Tower

It is a 36 meters high square wooden building that is roofed by green glazed tiles. Bell Tower used to tell the morning time (opening the gates time) daily.



Climb up the Tower (15 yuan : 1.7US$) , you can have a birds-eye-view of the city.


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Eastern Tour

Ticket of Eastern Tour
  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Banpo Museum
  • Terre Cotte Army Museum
  • Huaquing Hot Spring


Ticket of Eastern Tour

by CITS (China International Travel Service)



Costs : 310 yuan (36US$) / including lunch and all entry tickets


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Western Tour

Public Tour

Information of Public Tour
  • Xianyang Museum
  • Maoling Tomb
  • Qianing Museum
  • Wu Zetian's Mausoleum
  • Famen Buddhist Temple



Public Tour

Sightseeing boad



Costs : 30 yuan (3.5US$) / transport only


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Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum



Exhibitions


Pottery Figurine

Pottery Figurine of Maid of Honor

Oldest Paper

It's the earliest Paper in the world : Western Han (140-87 BC)

Paper is one of the four Chinese great inventions that have contributed greatly to promote the world culture.



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Xi'an Museum of Steles

Xi'an Museum of Steles

Xi'an Forest of Stone Tablets Museum

Displying the steles, tombstones and carved stone figures



Rubbing

Rubbing

Hanging scrorl was sold for 56US$


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