visiting China but forget to visit Xian is not good.Xian is another important City in China in the past people called it Changán (eternal city ).the peak glory of Changán it was in Tang Dynasty Era (618-907) during the Tang Dynasty Changán be the capital of Tang Dynasty.in china history Tang is era is the golden era. to make visit Xian easier China Government has made 72-Hour Visa-Free Policy to facilitate passport holders of 51 countries and regions to enjoy a visa-free stay up to 72 hours when taking an international transfer via Xianyang Ai.
Places Of Interest
this place always appear in Trvel brochure by travel agents.Terracota warriors is situated in Lintong, Xian, Shaanxi Province.
Terracota army is battle formations of foot soldier with their weapon (sword,Axe,arrow,),horses,chariots. Terracota army was built to guard Emperor Qin Shi Huang from Qin Dynasty the first Emperor who could unite china.There are 3 pit in here.pit No.1.Pit No.2 and Pit No.3 the most complete is pit no.1
How to get the Warriors from Xian Railway Station or downtown? go to the the east square of Railway Station to take tourism bus no.5 (306) for reaching destination. The whole journey takes about one hour. The bus fare for tourism bus no. 5 (306) is CNY7 per person.
Ticket fare March 1 to November 30: CNY150
Ticket fare December 1 to end of next February: CNY120
The fare is for the Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum Site Park Through Ticket including the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Lishan Garden and shuttle buses inside the scenic area.
March 16 to November 15: sell ticket from 08:30 to 17:00, stop check-in at 18:00;
November 16 to March 15: sell ticket from 08:30 to 16:30, stop check-in at 17:30
2.Big Wild Goose Pagoda
one of China famous Classic Literature which has been made into novel,movie and drama is Journey to the west which tell the story of Monk Xuanzang which travelled from Changán to India accompanied by his three Disciples which need 17 years. Returned to Changán Xuanzang translate sutras which he brought from India and with the support of Royal family built this Pagoda Transportation:
Take bus nos.5, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30, 34, 41, 44, 224, 237, 242, 400, 401, 408, 500, 501, 521, 526, 527, 601, 606, 609, 701, 715, Tourist Bus Line 4 , Line 6, Line 8 (610), Line 9 (320) and get off at Dayan Pagoda (Da Yan Ta).
Take Subway Line 2 to Xiaozhai Station (Exit C) and walk eastward for 10 minutes.
It costs about CNY 23 from the Xian Railway Station to the Dayan Pagoda.
Xian Bus / Subway Search Ticket Price: Entrance Fee of Daci’en Temple: CNY 50
Ascending the Pagoda: CNY 30
Opening Hours: 8:00 – 17:00
Hours of the Musical Fountain on the North Square: 1. Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 12:00, 21:00 (Jun. 10 – Oct. 5); 12:00, 20:30 (Feb. 1 – Jun. 9; Oct. 6 – Oct. 31)
- Tuesday: 21:00 (Jun. 10 – Oct. 5); 20:30 (Feb. 1 – Jun. 9; Oct. 6 – Oct. 31)
- Weekend and other statutory holidays: 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 21:00 (Jun. 10 – Oct. 5); 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:30 (Feb. 1 – Jun. 9; Oct. 6 – Oct. 31)
* Note: There is no show from November to the next January except the Spring Festival Holiday
3.Xian City Wall
This huge wall was built in Tang Dynasty era (618-907) when Zhu Yuanzhang who later be the founder of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 ) took this city followed suggestion from a hermit.
he built and enlarge the pevious city wall until this shape now. in this city wall visitors can cycling,walking on the top of city wall and seeing view from the top some of the gate open for tourist are South Gate, Small South Gate, East Gate, West Gate, North Gate, Heping Gate, Wenchang Gate and Hanguang Gate. How To get there To the South Gate: Take subway line 2 to Yongningmen Station; bus no.6, 11, 12, 23, 46, 215, 239, 600, 603, 608, 713, 910, K600, K618, or Wulong Special Line…and arrive at South Gate Station
5.Xian Bell Tower
marks the geographical center of the ancient capita.The tower was built in 1384 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang the first emperor of Ming Dynasty as a way to dominate the surrounding countryside and provide early warning of attack by rival rulers Transportation:
Almost every coner of the city has bus going there. You can take bus 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 26, 29, 32, 35, 36, 37, 43, 45, 46, 118, 201, 203, 205, 206, 208, 214, 215, 218, 221, 222, 229, 235, 251, 252, 300, 302, 502, 600, K600, 603, 604, K605, 606, 608, 609, 611, 612, K618, K630, 706, Tourist Bus Line 7, Tourist Bus Line 8 (610)…and get off at Bell Tower Stop.
Take Subway Line 2 and get off at Bell Tower Station.
Xian Bus / Subway Search Admission Fee: CNY 35 for the Bell Tower only and CNY 35 for the Drum Tower only;
CNY 50 for the joint ticket of Bell and Drum Tower
Opening Hours: April 1 to October 25: 8:30 – 21:30;
October 26 to next March 31: 8:30 – 18:00
northwest of the Bell Tower of Xian, across the Bell and Drum Tower Square. Both of them are called the ‘sister buildings’ or ‘morning bell and dark drum’. In ancient China, especially from the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the drums were used to signal the running of time and on occasion were used as an alarm in emergency situations. built in 1380 during the reign of Emperor Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and was renovated twice in 1699 and 1740 in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
I Took Fast train from Xian to Luoyang
Xian North-D308-luoyang longmen 09.03 PM-10.59 PM –Luoang Longmen Cost CNY 119.5/USD 19
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