A popular spot for its cool breezes and panoramic views of the area's ruggedly beautiful countryside, Li Shan (Lí Shān, 骊山) was once favored by Tang Dynasty emperors as a summer resort. Today, it's a great place to enjoy a day hike. You'll find hot springs and ancient pavilions off many trails and a splendid view from the top (1,256 m—4,121 ft— above sea level). It's a good idea to bring along a bit of food and water, as dining options on the mountain are largely limited to a few snack stands at the top. If hiking isn't your cup of tea, a cable car is in service to whisk you to the peak.
Without a doubt one of China's most famous and popular tourist sites, the Terracotta Warriors (Bīngmǎ Yǒng, 兵马俑) rank among the world's top archaeological..
Located at the foot of the Li Shan (Mount Li) lies the tomb of China's first Emperor—Qin Shi Huang—whom the Terracotta Warriors were built to..
Located to the east of the Xi'an city center, the Banpo Museum (Bànpō Bówùguǎn, 半坡博物馆), which first opened its doors in 1958, resides on a former excavation..
Baota Hill (Baota shan), southeast of the river junction, takes its name from the Bao Pagoda (Bao ta) on its summit. This nine-story pagoda, built in the Tang..