The oldest city of China, Xian has a number of well-known ancient temples scattered across its map and is a great place to relive the yester year splendor of this oriental city. Most tours offered in Xian make tourists visit two or three temples within the city. However it’s great to know about these temples before you actually visit them so you can pick and choose the ones that pique your interest the most.
The Dacien temple built in 648 AD was built in memory of the Empress Wande. Famously known to belong to the Tang Dynasty, this temple covers an area of about 24 hectares and comprises of a grand total of 1897 rooms and 13 courtyards. The giant wild goose Pagoda within the temple was built with five stories during the Tang Dynasty. The Opening hours are from 8 Am to 5 Pm.
The temple of the 8 Immortals is another such famed temple in the city. Covering an area of 110 acres this temple is the largest Taoist temple in Xian. Built in memory of the 8 Immortals this temple was built during the Song dynasty. Although the current temple is a relic built in the Qing dynasty, due to constant repairing and rebuilding it’s a charming temple to visit.
Daxiangshan temple built during the Hin Dynasty and improved during the Sui dynasty is one of the three key temples for Buddhist scriptures along with Ci’en and Jainfu temple.Jianfu temple located in West Youyi road was the residence of Emperor Zhongzong Li Xian before he succeeded to the throne during the Tang Dynasty. It is also famously known to house the Small Wild goose pagoda, one of two significant pagodas in the city of Xi’an, built during the Tang Dynasty.
Citadine s Gaoxin Xi’an is a famous Xian apartment complex that provides comfortable accommodation in Xian in the heart of the city and within easy reach of most of the talked about attractions in this historic city. Apart from being luxuriously decorated these apartments are well appointed with modern luxuries and state of the art equipment.