Xi'an City Wall is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. When Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), captured Huizhou, a hermit named Zhu Sheng admonished him that he should built high walls, store abundant food supplies and take time to be an Emperor, so that he could fortify the city and unify the other states. After the establishment of the Ming dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang followed his advice and began to enlarge the wall built initially during the old Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), forming today's scale of Xi'an City Wall.
【North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda】
Within the large temple is located in Chang 'an in tang dynasty, so also known as "temple tower". It is the largest music fountain square in Asia. It is said that after returning from India, Monk Xuanzang, the monk of tang dynasty, personally designed and supervised the big wild goose pagoda, a landmark building in Xi 'an, in order to worship and store Sanskrit classics and Buddhist relics. Surrounding Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the scenery is also quite charming, especially the square north of the Da Ci'en Temple. Covering about 110,000 square meters (131563 square yards) plus 20,000 square meters (23920.6 square yards) of water area, it holds many records: in Asia, it is the biggest Tang-culture square, the biggest fountain and waterscape square, and the largest-scale sculptures area. In the world, it has the most benches, the longest light-belt, and the largest-scale acoustic complex.
【The Bell Tower】
It is a stately traditional building, which marks the geographical center of the ancient capital. From this important landmark extend East, South, West and North Streets, connecting the tower to the East, South, West and North Gates of the City Wall of the Ming Dynasty.
The wooden tower, which is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, is 36 meters (118 feet) high. It stands on a brick base 35.5 meters (116.4 feet) long and 8.6 meters (28.2 feet) high on each side. During the Ming Dynasty, Xi'an was an important military town in Northwest China, a fact that is reflected in the size and historic significance.
The tower was built in 1384 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a way to dominate the surrounding countryside and provide early warning of attack by rival rulers.
It is a famous gastronomic and cultural district, where xi 'an's characteristic snacks are most concentrated. It is also a must-go place in xi 'an. It has a profound cultural background, a lot of food shops that lined the street, nearly 300 kinds of characteristic flavor snack.
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