One of the top tourist attractions in China, the Terracotta Warriors epitomize the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies. It is one of the most magnificent archaeological sites in the world with more than 7,000 life-size statues of soldiers, weapons and chariots in a war formation. The first emperor Qin ordered the creation of the Terracotta Warriors to be buried with him. It epitomized his glory and also remembered the army that triumphed over every other Chinese army. The Terracotta Army museum is a m... read more
The Forbidden City in Beijing is one of its star attractions and attracts 1000s of tourists from different parts of the world every year. Shrouded in an air of mystery for more than 500 years owing to its off-limits status – the name Forbidden City is true to the character of China’s most ancient building complex. Alternatively known as the Palace Museum, and the Ancient Palace – the Forbidden City is located in the centre of the city and surrounded by a 52 m wide moat. Apart from being ancient, i... read more
One of the most famous landmarks, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is situated in the southern suburb of Xian City. The Pagoda is located in the Da Ci'en Temple complex and attracts tourists and visitors all the year owing to its significance in the Buddhist religion and its Tang-style architecture. On June 22, 2014, the Pagoda was added to the World Heritage List. The pagoda was built to amass the Buddhist sutras brought back by monk Xuan Zang from India.
The pagoda was initially constructed with five stories but l... read more
A symbol of the city Xian, the Bell Tower was built in 1384. Being a stately traditional building, it is well-persevered and maintained. In the olden days, the tower was used to mark the geographical center of the capital. Standing on a brick base, the wooden tower is 36 meters high. Numerous large bronze-cast bells are present in the tower. The architecture of the tower is a brilliant example of the Ming style architecture.
The basic construction of the tower includes three layers of eaves with two stories. T... read more