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“Bringing back to life another historic walled city in Xi'an” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Daming Palace Site Park

Daming Palace Site Park
No.78 Xuanwu Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710016, China
029-86708192
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Ranked #57 of 248 attractions in Xi'an
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Parks
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Perth, Australia
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“Bringing back to life another historic walled city in Xi'an”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This worth a look, the original walled city was larger than the Xi'an City Wall. The dig is uncovering the grandeur. - check out the scale models in the Information building.
There are museums within the "new" walls - didn't have to wander around however they appeared busy.
Another interesting visual is the LCD mural of the Silk Road, highlights the landmarks and how travellers interacted in those times.
The Dan Ming Gate reconstruction is impressive.
The outdoor grounds are paved and many people conduct family activities around the area.
A downside is that taxi's are hard to get between four and five thirty pm when drivers change shifts. Recommend visiting before lunch and leaving around 3.30pm

Visited May 2013
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“For the history buff only”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Daming Palace was one of the great palaces of the Tang Dynasty capital, built in 662AD. Just about nothing remains today, and the huge site serves as a heritage site. The main structure is a large sandstone coloured musuem at the edge of a huge square, which is largely empty, and used by cyclists and kite flyers on the afternoon I visited. Another building housed a cineplex showing commercial iMax movies and 3D screenings of a short story movie about the Daming Palace. The movie was well made although probably more fictional than historical but serves to show the splendor of the palace in it's heyday.

The museum itself housed some sandstone ruins and a miniature model of the palace, but little else. The movie and museum requires a fee but has little of interest to the casual tourist looking for great photo opportunities or sights.

Visited September 2012
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