Cut into the red-orange stone by a stream running at the foot of Hong Shan (Hóng Shān, 红山), the Red Stone Gorge (Hóngshí Xiá, 红石峡) is dotted by Buddhist grottoes. The oldest of these date back to the Song Dynasty. More recently, a number of inscriptions have been carved into the walls of the canyon, including some by famous Chinese artists.
About 2 km (1.2 mi) away, Zhenbei Tower is one of the largest towers of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall.
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..
Xiling Mountain (Xilǐng Xuěshān, 西岭雪山)—also referred to as "Xiling Snow Mountain," "Xiling Snow-Capped Mountain" or just "Xiling Xueshan"—is a..
Dian Lake (Diānchí, 滇池) is the sixth largest lake in China at 300 sq km (116 sq mi) and dominates the landscape southwest of Kunming. The lake is..