Bell Tower and Drum Tower
This ancient edifice dates from the late 14th century. In Imperial times, cities throughout China had towers like these, which were used for communicating with the citizens and marking the hours.
Grandiose in size, the two Goose Pagodas were used to store sutras, statues and figurines of the Buddha. They are located in the south of Xian in the Shaanxi Province of China, and have been since 652 AD.
Near the tomb of Tai Zong is the tomb of Tang Emperor Gao Zong (628 to 690 AD) and his wife, the Empress Wu.
Upon the Emperor's death, Empress Wu usurped the throne and ruled with great harshness for 21 years. A sacred way flanked by stone figures of animals and mythical beasts leads to the tomb.
The Terracotta Warriors are a magnificent sight to all who behold them. Guarding the mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, the legion of clay warriors, horses and chariots line the chambers to assist the emperor in the afterlife.
No two warriors are alike. From the facial characteristics to the detail of the armour, creators of the Terracotta Army made each clay statue to be unique. The statues are believed to be miniature versions of each soldier.