The 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP 2016)
August 23-26,2016, Xi'an, China

Tour

Attractions in Xian- the ancient city

Xi'an enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals. Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi province, located in the southern part of the Guanzhong Plain. With the Qinling Mountains to the south and the Weihe River to the north, it is in a favorable geographical location surrounded by water and hills.

Popular sights in Xian include Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum and the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum,the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum as well as the Bell Tower and Drum Tower etc.


Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum and the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

The terra-cotta warrior museum is China's largest ancient military museum and is also known as the eighth wonder of the world. In 1961, the state council of the People's Republic of Chinaregarded it as the national cultural relic protection unit.It ranges 56.25 square kilometers, which is equivalent to nearly 78 the Imperial Palace, causing the archaeology sensation.


the Big Wild Goose Pagoda

As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is located in the southern suburb of Xian City, about 4 kilometers (2.49 miles) from the downtown of the city. Standing in the Da Ci'en Temple complex, it attracts numerous visitors home and abroad for its fame in the Buddhist religion, its simple but appealing style of construction as well as the biggest music fountain in Asia. It is rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction.


the Bell Tower and Drum Tower

The Bell Tower, a classical building with carved beams and painted rafters,has been serving as the symbol of Xi’an. It stands in the center of the downtown area where the north street, the south street, the west street and the east street meet. And the tower houses a huge bell which in ancient times was used to strike the time every morning. This is how the tower got its name. And now it is an important historical monument in shaanxi Province.The Drum Tower stands 500 meters to the northwest of the Bell Tower. It was built in 1380. There used to be a huge drum in the tower, which told the time at dark, and that is how the tower got its present name. Besides marking the time, the drum was also used to give warnings to people in times of war.

The 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP 2016)
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