This post is in addition to the Terracotta Army WHS post found here. It is mainly to entice you to visit Xi’an, China and give you more things to do. Here are three more things you can do.

1) Drum and Bell Towers of Xi’an

The towers are inside the walled section of the city of Xi’an near the center, so you can’t miss them. They are pretty cool monuments that have stood since the beginning of the Ming Dynasty in the 1390’s. You are allowed to ring the bell (for a small fee), but not the drums. Both towers offer great views of the city, and have small museums inside. The museums are unfortunately in Mandarin Chinese only, but they are still worth a look.

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ai)  Drum Tower Wikipedia

aii) Drum Tower Map

aiii)More information

bi)  Bell Tower Wikipedia

bii) Bell Tower Map

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1) World Heritage Site: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Terracotta Army)

2) City Walls of Xi’an 

The wall lights up, but you are only allowed to climb it in the daytime.
The wall lights up, but you are only allowed to climb it in the daytime.

The wall of Xi’an is considered one of the best preserved city walls in all of China. In ancient times, it was customary to build a wall for defense around entire cities, keeping guards at watch tower posts. Guards still remain today, but they are more for touristic purposes practicality. The wall is one of the tallest in the world at 12 meters tall and has a circumference of nearly 14 km. There are plenty of entry points open to tourists in every direction.

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ai)  More info from Wikipedia

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1) World Heritage Site: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Terracotta Army)

3) Big Wild Goose Stone Pagoda and Musical Fountain

Only 4 km south of the walled city, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Musical Fountain are quite the sites. Twenty two huge jets of water shoot out to a beautiful melody complete with fire on some occasions. The stone pagoda is also rare for its size given that it is made out of stone. Be advised that the fountain doesn’t play at all times and has a schedule that changes from time to time.

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ai)  More information

aii) Wikipedia page

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1) World Heritage Site: Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor (Terracotta Army)

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Julio is a California native who has lived abroad since 2009 as an expat in South Korea and New Zealand. He is especially passionate about experiencing other cultures and visiting as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as possible.
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