April 27, 2015

X for Xian Attractions

Xian is a world famous tourist city and an great treasure house of cultural relics. People from all over the world visit this place to broaden their understanding on Chinese civilization.

I have never heard of this city, thanks to the A-Z April challenge that motivated me to look for a place to post on letter X.  Thanks to Google I not only found the place but also pictures and a lot of information about Xian.

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses

The great archeological excavation of Qin (221 BC-206BC) Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses unfolded a strong army of altogether 7,000 life size pottery soldiers, horses, chariots and weapons arranged in battle formations symbolically, guarding the tomb of emperor Qin Shi Huang.

City wall
It is complete city wall to survive in the country as well being of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, built by Ming Dynasty and renovated in the recent years.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
An ancient pagoda that holds the old Buddhist relics and classics taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. Now the surrounding areas have become popular resort for the public.

The Bell Tower
Bell tower is the central attraction of the city, from which four commercial streets stretch towards the east, west, south and north.

Shaanxi History Museum is an historic museum in china located in a quiet corner, but easy access.  With few kilometers there is big wild goose pagoda is the Buddhist temple and biggest tang culture theme park, called the Tang Paradise.

Exploring further to the northeast, a small historic cultural city Hancheng, known as the hometown of famous historian and literature of China Sima Qian is home to Sima  Qian temple.  Yan an has the most typical and distinctive cave residences.

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us 
or we find it not. " Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Glad to learn about this new place… never heard of and hopefully sometime in my life, I will land up even this place, so adding on to my dream list.  Another two days to go; and I will be missing this task of searching, thinking and planning for a post. Hope to visit as many bloggers as possible, wishing all of you the very best.
“Experience, travel –these are education in themselves” Euripides Quotes

Happy Blogging !

All images from Google - TravelChinaGuide.com


  1. Lovely quotes Genevive thank you, emphasising broadening our horizons whether in actuality or by reading about them! Great use of X ..

    1. True Susan when I did not find the places for certain alphabets, I took to Google with also a thought that one day I will reach those places...thanks and appreciation to you.


Recent Comments

Recent Comments Widget