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Ranked #1 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
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Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000... more » Owner description: One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations. « less
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Ranked #2 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
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Category: Reservations; Landmarks
Owner description: China Connection Tours is a leading China tour operator which has over twenty-years of experience in tour booking. The goal... more » Owner description: China Connection Tours is a leading China tour operator which has over twenty-years of experience in tour booking. The goal of our online services is to deliver great quality with competitive prices for custom China tours and pre-arranged tour packages throughout China and other Asian countries. With annual revenue of over twenty million US dollars and a workforce of 150 travel professionals and staff, CCT provides you with the best in China travel solutions available in the industry today. « less
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Ranked #4 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Ballets
The joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi and Empress Wang, his consort.
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Ranked #5 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
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Category: History Museums; Museums

One thing surprising at the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum was the fact that it is possible, even expected, to bargain for the items sold at the gift shops. One would assume... more »

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Ranked #6 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #9 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Fountains; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Playgrounds; Resort Communities; Parks; Bodies of Water
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Ranked #11 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

 The Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Ta),is a Buddhistpagoda built in 652 AD during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories.The original construction of rammed earth with a... more »

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Ranked #13 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
Dating back to the Ming period, this mosque features inner courtyards that bear more of a resemblance to a Chinese temple.
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Ranked #14 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #15 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Historic Sites; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks

The Drum Tower was built in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty, and got its name from the hugedrum located within the building. In contrast to the Bell Tower ,where bell was... more »

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Ranked #17 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Mountains; Waterfalls; Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #18 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum boasts the largest collection of steles cut in 837 A.D., the oldest existing texts of the Confucian classics, and... more » Owner description: This museum boasts the largest collection of steles cut in 837 A.D., the oldest existing texts of the Confucian classics, and more than 2,000 engraved stone tablets from the Han dynasty. « less
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Ranked #19 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Civic Centers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Historic Sites; Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #21 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Historic Sites; Hot Springs/ Geysers
Owner description: This was the former resort of the Emperors and their concubines (221 B.C. until 907 A.D.) where the imperial couples bathed... more » Owner description: This was the former resort of the Emperors and their concubines (221 B.C. until 907 A.D.) where the imperial couples bathed in the Nine Dragon Hot Spring and Guifei Hot Spring. « less
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Ranked #22 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Museums; Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic... more » Owner description: This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world. « less
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Ranked #25 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The tomb of Emperor Qin (259-210 BC), the first Emperor of China, has not been excavated due to lack of funding, however it... more » Owner description: The tomb of Emperor Qin (259-210 BC), the first Emperor of China, has not been excavated due to lack of funding, however it is believed that many of the treasures buried with him are still intact. « less
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Ranked #28 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Parks
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Ranked #29 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Ancient Ruins; Museums
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Ranked #30 of 240 attractions in Xi'an
Category: Religious Sites; Museums
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