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Updated by Andrew Pereira on May 31, 2016
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5 Must See Attractions in Xi'an – Traditional city of Many Lures

Xian is so full of traditional attractions that you need to compile a list in order to take in the most stunning and historical sights scattered across the city. Read the following list and decide.


Xi'an City Wall

One of the best preserved marvels of ancient China the Xi'an City Wall is also one of the ancient forts of the world. It is an ancient Chinese burgh that even received high praise from President Bill Clinton during his visit to Xi'an back 1997. The wall was built by Zhu Yuanzhang on the advice of a hermit who wanted him to build high city walls and store enough provisions. The wall was enhanced in the Ming Dynasty and now stands at a height of 12 metres and 12 to 14 metres wide at the top. The wall spreads a total of 13.7kms and watchtowers are placed 120 metres apart at the summit.


The Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Located within the southern quarter of Xi'an City the Small Wild Goose Pagoda is found within the premises of the Jianfu Temple. The pagoda was established during the Tang Dynasty in 707. It is one of the oldest remaining relics from Xi'an city's past and is a considered a delicate structure in comparison to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.


The Drum Tower

Erected way back in 1380 during the Ming Dynasty the Drum Tower was so named for the huge drum suspended within the building. The Drum Tower sits next to the Bell Tower and while the bel was rung at dawn the drum was beaten at sunset. As Xi'an is so full of attractions you need to choose a well located Xi'an apartment for accommodation as this offers you the freedom to move to your own schedule. The Drum Tower and Bell Tower located at walking distance to the Citadines Central Xi'an are fabulous attractions for savouring the wonders of traditional Chinese architecture and culture.


Tang Paradise

Located on the south east quarter of Xi'an City Tang Paradise is found near the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Opened quite recently in 2005 the garden covers an extent of 165 acres; with 49 acres being dedicated to water covered areas. It is lauded as the first tourist park to give prominence to the amazing culture of the Tang Dynasty. Considered one of the biggest parks in the North West region the garden is divided in to 12 panoramic regions. The gardens are fabulous for experiencing the royal grandness and rich cultural aspect of the mighty Tang Dynasty.


The Big Wild Goose Pagoda

The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is located within the Da'cien Temple. It is one of the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimage sites in all of China. The Pagoda is located within the city centre. The pagoda was first constructed during the Sui Dynasty in 589 AD and until 648 AD the temple was known as Wu Lou Si Temple. It is much more elaborate and grander in construction than the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.