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The Top Historical Attractions In Xian - A Glimpse At Xian’s Three Millennia Of History

Showcasing a long and fascinating history, Xian speaks volumes of China’s rich heritage coupled with its unique culture and traditions. Here are the top 5 destinations that you MUST visit and which will leave you spellbound!

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The Terracotta Warriors and Horses

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Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is amongst the most noteworthy archaeological finds of the 20th century. The site features a huge collection of life-size terracotta sculptures in battle formations, vividly portraying a scene from imperial China.

The Ancient City Wall

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The first sight that welcomes visitors to the city, the Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest and largest city walls in the entire country. A great way to enjoy a splendid view of the City Wall is to stay at centrally located hotels such as Grand Park Xian which overlooks this historic structure.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

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This magnificent pagoda offers a splendid display of Chinese architecture. Its uniqueness lies in the use of a multiple layer of bricks without utilising cement by introducing what is called a “bracketing system”.

Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty

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This is a vivid and diverse underground site filled with terracotta sculptures. You can expect to find miniature statues of animals, slaves and warriors in different locations at this attraction.

The Bell Tower

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Situated in the heart of Xian city, this grand wooden two-storey structure is another classic example of China’s ancient architecture. This iconic architecture makes it a wonderful addition to the old city's skyline.

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