Attractions

Charming attractions for every traveller

Bell Tower

Standing in the centre of downtown Xian, the Bell Tower is a classical building with carved beams and painted rafters.

The tower got its name from an ancient practice of striking a huge bell in its premises every morning. This is an iconic symbol of Xian and an important historical monument.

City Wall

Famed for being the largest city wall in the word, City Wall is the best-preserved ancient city architecture in China.

This ancient structure is 12 meters in height and 13.7 kilometres in length. As it was originally built to defend the city, the wall is extremely robust.

Drum Tower

About 500 meters northwest of the Bell Tower on the West Street stands the Drum Tower, built in the Ming Dynasty. In ancient times, the city’s people would sound a big drum on the tower every evening for ten minutes.

The bell in the Bell Tower and the drum in the Drum Tower have been referred to as "the Morning Bell" and "the Dusk Drum".

Famen Temple

Located in Fufeng County, 118 kilometres from Xian, Shaanxi Famen Temple was originally built in 300 AD to promote Buddhism during the Eastern Han Dynasty.

The most significant structures in the temple, famous for housing a finger bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha, are the Famen Temple Pagoda and Famen Temple Museum.

Goose Pagodas

Located in the southern part of the city, the Goose Pagodas are two of the finest remaining Buddhist sites in the city centre.

Visitors can climb to the top of the pagoda through an interior staircase to take in a beautiful birds-eye view of Xian

Terracotta Warriors

This army of life-size warriors has silently guarded the First Emperor's Tomb for over 2,000 years. One of the most exceptional qualities about the Warriors is that each soldier’s face is unique – there are no copies.

The Great Mosque

The Great Mosque, located in Huajue Lane, is a major site for the religious activities of over 60,000 Muslims in Xian. Unlike Arabian mosques with domes and minarets, this mosque was designed in a traditional Chinese style.

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