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Xi’an Great Mosque

Xi’an Great Mosque

Xi'an Great Mosque (Da Qing Zhen Si 大清真寺) The Great Mosque in Xi’an is China’s oldest, most impressive and renown mosque and has a colourful history stretching back to 742. Visiting the mosque will provide you with a fascinating insight to Islam in China and the Chinese Muslim ethnic minority. History The original mosque was

Xi’an Bell Tower

Xi’an Bell Tower

Xi’an Bell Tower (Xi’an Zhong Lou 西安钟楼) The Bell Tower is a large imposing 600 year old structure in the heart of Xi’an that was used in ancient times to announce the time. When you climb the Bell Tower, you can see along the axis of the city’s two main roads to the four main

Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an

Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi’an

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Da Yan Ta 大雁塔) After the Terracotta Warriors and the City Wall, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is Xian’s next must see tourist attraction. The Pagoda is a symbol of modern Xi’an, has over 1300 years of history, amazing architecture and a compelling story, History The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was

Xian City Wall

Xian City Wall

Xian City Wall Xian is a fascinating city with the Terracotta warriors nearby, loads of attractions in the city itself AND is completely enclosed by a wall and moat fortress system. This wall is the oldest and best preserved city walls in China and a must see when you travel to Xian. The wall itself

Terracotta Army

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army is called one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century and to be honest, it is one very impressive piece of ancient history. Where else in the world can you find a life size army of terracotta warriors over 2240 years old??? I’ll tell you. NO WHERE!!! Like the Forbidden

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