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General Information:
Xianyang was the capital of the famous Qin Dynasty in Chinese history.

Geography:
The city of Xianyang is located in the central part of Guanzhong Plain, 25 kilometers west of Xi'an.

Xianyang Economy:
Industries in Xianyang produce color televisions, electrical appliances, textiles, clothing, machinery, food products, and building materials. Coal mines and limestone quarries also contribute to the city's economy. Leading agricultural products of the region include wheat, corn, and cotton.

History:
Xianyang was a vital communication line to the northwest part of China during the Han Dynasty. It was also the imperial resort area during the Western Han period. Of the emperors of this period nine were buried here. Near the imperial mausoleums, there are also tombs of many imperial kinsmen and civil and military officials. Therefore , Xianyang is known for its wealth of cultural and historical relics from both the Qin and the Han dynasties, from above and below the ground. Xianyang Museum focuses its exhibition on the historical relics of the Qin and the Han dynasties.

Arrive:
The Longhai rail line passes through Xianyang and connects the city with Baoji and Lanzhou to the west and Xi'an and Shanghai to the east.

Xianyang Tourism:
Xianyang has 1,585 places of historic interest.

Xianyang Attractive points:
Xianyang Museum
Xianyang Museum, which was originally a Confucian temple, was altered, reconstructed and opened to the public in 1962.
Qianfo Pagoda
Also known as the Iron Pagoda, it is in Beidu Town, 15 kilometers from Xianyang. The octagonal, cone-shaped pagoda has ten stories and stands at 30 meters. It is exquisitely cast and of high artistic value.
The Maoling
It is the resting place of Emperor Wu Di of the Western Dynasty in Maoling Village of Xingping County, nine kilometers from Xianyang. It is the largest tomb with the most funeral objects of the royal court of the Western Han Dynasty. The cemetery is encirled by a city wall of 430.87 meters from east to west and 414.87 from south to north. The wall's foundation is 5.8 meters wide. Inside the wall are halls for offering sacrifices, the tomb, and houses for imperial maids and tomb guards.
The Qianling
It contains the remains of Emperor Gao Zong and Empress Wu Zetian of the Tang Dynasty. The tomb is on Mount Liangshan, 45 kilometers from Xianyang. Originally, the cemetery had an inner wall and an outer wall with watchtowers perching on top of each of the corners and large stone sculptures. The tomb is flanked in front with 61 stone statues of the chieftains of minority groups and foreign envoys attending the funeral of Emperor Gao Zong.
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