Western cap­i­tal holds surp

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SHAANXI SPECIAL -

and one of the coun­try’s tallest at 2,160 me­ters. It is near the small town of Huayin about 120 kilo­me­ters east of Xi’an.

Vis­i­tors can take a gon­dola ride to mid­moun­tain or they can walk all the way up on the stairs built around it. In the morn­ing the gon­dola lift is not en­cum­bered with long lines, so it’s best to get there early if that’s how you want to go up the moun­tain.

The only dis­ad­van­tage to ar­riv­ing early is the heavy moun­tain mist. About 2 pm it be­gins to clear and sur­round­ing peaks be­come more vis­i­ble.

Plan on spend­ing the whole day there, you won’t re­gret it. Food, wa­ter and other bev­er­ages are pro­vided all the way up the moun­tain at var­i­ous small restau­rants and food stands.

The dis­tance from Xi’a tion for for­eign­ers, but bu makes it very easy to get t cap­i­tal city. I went on a S moun­tain was packed wi var­i­ous ages, but I did no out­side of my travel grou

The other must-see de at the foot of Wu­tai Mou county not far from Xi’an Folk Art Mu­seum.

Founded by Wang Yon and dis­tin­guished Chine his­to­rian, the mu­seum’s f pro­tect and res­cue China

The mu­seum is sit­u­ate South Wu­tai Moun­tain, area dur­ing the Sui and T

The mu­seum cov­ers 82 built in the typ­i­cal Ming styles.

The Guanzhong Folk Art Mu­seum has a classy ar­ray of an­cient res­i­dences re­lo­cated from dif­fer­ent ar­eas of Shaanxi.

The Changle Gate is a well-pre­served city wall built dur­ing the Ming Dy­nasty (1368-1644).

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