This post is mostly a photographic presentation of monuments from Xi’an & Baoji, Shaanxi, China.
Shaanxi is a landlocked province in Northwest China.
Xi’an – which includes the sites of the former Chinese capitals Fenghao and Chang’an – is the capital and largest city in the province. Xianyang, which served as the Qin dynasty capital, is located nearby. The other prefecture-level cities into which the province is divided are Ankang, Baoji, Hanzhong, Shangluo, Tongchuan, Weinan, Yan’an and Yulin.
Xi’an, also known as Sian, is the capital of Shaanxi Province. A sub-provincial city on the Guanzhong Plain in northwest China, it is one of the oldest cities in China, and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui, and Tang. Xi’an is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
Xi’an – Great Cien temple
Xi’an – Great Xingshan temple
Xi’an – Huajue Lane Masjid
Xi’an – Jianfu temple
Xi’an – South Gate area
Lintong District is one of 11 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province
Lintong – Huaqing Pool
Lintong – Terracotta Warriors
Baoji is a prefecture-level city in western Shaanxi province.
Thriving early in the Tang dynasty, it has roots to 2000 BC. Fa Men Si (Famen temple), home to one of Buddha’s finger bones, is in Baoji County. The Baoji area was home to the legendary Yandi, one of the Han Chinese forefathers. His tomb is in the southern part of the city and his temple is in the north.
Fufeng County is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Baoji, in the west-central part of Shaanxi Province
(Important Note: ALL photographs of this article added to the sourced texts by NovoScriptorium after kind courtesy of our friend Ben Lee – ALL photographs originally taken by Ben Lee)