Xi'an, Shaanxi (陕西西安)
Tang Paradise Recreational Area in Xi'an
Xi'an, located in northwest China, is known as one of the four ancient capitals of the world, together with Athens, Cairo and Rome. Home to the Terracotta Army, the city has a long history of more than 3,100 years, including 1,100 years as the capital city for 13 dynasties. When travelling in Xi'an, you can not only visit Terracotta Army, City Wall and the Beilin Stone Sculpture Museum, but also can have a taste of the culture from Tang Dynasty in Tang Paradise Recreational Area and Huaqing Palace. While appreciating Xi'an's history and culture, don't forget to try some distinctive local snacks. Yang Rou Pao Mo (unleavened bread in mutton stew), mutton kebabs and cold rice noodles are among the most popular regional food.
Daming Palace Site: 60 yuan
City Wall: 40 yuan
Tang Paradise: 90 yuan
Drum Tower and Bell Tower: 40 yuan
Beilin Museum: 45 yuan
Huaqing Palace: 40 yuan
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: 50 yuan
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and Terracotta Army: 110 yuan
Getting there: You can take travel buses from downtown to all scenic spots around the city.
Related reading: http://www.china.org.cn/top10/2011-03/17/content_22161041.htm