Xian is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Xian one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Xian is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Xian or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Xian. Explore the historical monuments of Xian with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Xian guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Xian page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Xian landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Xian.
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East Street, Beilin, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
08:30 am - 09:30 pm
A geographical centre of ancient Xi’an which was a military town in northwest China, the historic city wall extends from this tower. It is a wooden tower and one-of-its-kind in China with a height of 36 meters height.
Built in 1384 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a mark of dominance and power, the tower also served as a check point for any rivals...
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91 Xiaozhai East Road, Yanta, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
08:30 am - 06:00 pm
Claimed as the “Pearl of ancient Dynasties and house of Chinese treasures”, this museum is dedicated to Shaanxi province which is considered as the birth places if Chinese culture. Depicting an overview of thousands of years of Chinese history, Shaanxi History museum is a must-visit attraction in Xi’an.
Spread over 16 acres of are...
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28 West Yangshi, Lianhu, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
08:00 am - 09:30 am
This landmark was built in the early 14th century during the rule of Emperor Hongwu of the Ming dynasty and went through renovations till late 18th century. It is a two stories structure 34 meters in height and displays a combination of architectural styles belonging to Tang and Qing dynasty. The unique feature og this structure is that no iron nai...
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Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
08:30 am - 06:35 pm
Considered as one of the most prominent archaeological findings of the 20the century, the excavation site around the Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum in Lintong area of Xi’an in Shaanxi province is a must-visit in China.
The Mausoleum is the tomb of first emperor of China- Qin Shi Huang who ascended the throne in 246 BC and started the...
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Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China
08:00 am - 09:00 pm
Considered as a symbol of old Xi’an, Big Wild Goose Pagoda locally known as Dayan Pagoda is a holy place for Buddhists and is a well-preserved ancient monument of China. It stands in the Da Ci’en temple complex and sees visitors from all over the world for its spiritual significance.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda- Built in 652 BC under the rule...
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Mausoleum of Qin Emperor, the northern foot of Lishan, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This is the burial site of the Emperor Qin who reigned China around the period of 259 BC and was the first Emperor of China. Though the entire excavation has not been done due to lack of funding, there are many myths and tales of hidden treasure being buried with the Emperor. Visit this site when visiting the Terracotta warriors’ museum. The ...
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Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an, China
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
Located in the Zhangjiawan village; about 20 kilometres to the north of Xi’an city, this is the joint tomb of Liu Qi- a notable Emperor of Western Han Dynasty and his Empress Wang. Constructed in the year 153 Ad, it is spread over an area of 4942 acres. This ancient and magnificent site has several attractions within and is worth a visit.