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Baoji

Baoji City
Sprawling in the western part of Shaanxi Province, the city of Baoji has a long history and a galaxy of talents. It is a natural museum of history with a great wealth of historical relics unearthed. There are such scenic spots as the Site of the Fishing Terrace, the Temple of Duke Zhou, the Famen Temple Pagoda, the Jintai Temple, and the Tiantai Mountain Scenic Area.

The Tiantai Mountain Scenic Area
Located at the northern foot of the Qinling Range, the 124square-kilometer scenic area is composed of five groups of scenic spots and five individual scenic spots. These include the Temple of Emperor Yan, the Temple of Shen Nong, the ruins of the Yangshao and the Shang-Zhou-dynasty cultures, inscriptions on drum-shaped stone blocks, the Dasan Hall, a Toaist temple, The Lotus-Shaped Tiantai Plinth.

The Site of the Fishing Terrace
It is located in the Liuxi Valley south of Baoji City, where mountain peaks rise one after another, imposing halls nestle among luxuriant pine and cypress trees, and the river water gurgles down the mountain slopes.

The Famen Temple Pagoda
It is in Fufeng County in western Guanzhong Plain. Construction began during the Eastern Han Dynasty, with the pagoda erected first and the temple built later. The temple is one of the wellknown ancient temples in northern China.

The Famen TempleThe Ancient Architectural Complex at the Town God's Temple
Located on East Street in the Fufeng County seat, the temple is one of the best-preserved architectural complex from the Ming Dynasty in Guanzhong Plain. Ancient buildings at the temple include a theater, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the main entrance, a wooden archway, and side halls. These pillar and beam structures, each with an ingenious design, embody the superb architectural techiques of the Ming Dynasty.

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