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Hanzhong

Hanzhong City
Lying in the center of the Hanzhong Basin, the city of Hanzhong is 500 meters above sea level. There is neither bitter cold winter nor hot summer, with an annual mean temperature of 14.3°c. The principal scenic attractions include the ancient Baoxie Plank Road, the Baijiang Platform, and the ancient Hutou Bridge.

The Ancient Baoxie Plank Raod
Also called Baoxie Road or Daogu, it stretches for 120 kilometers from Baocheng County of Hanzhong City in the south to Xieyu Pass in Meixian County in the north. It is the oldest and the largest of its category in China.

The Wuhou (Marquis Wu's) Temple and Tomb
Lying at the northwestern foot of Dingjun Mountain, five kilometers south of Mianxian County, the Wuhou Tomb (the Tomb of Zhuge Liang, the prime minister of State Shu), covers an area of 0.21 square kilometers. Known as a "natural park" in southern Shaanxi, the tomb is surrounded by rolling hills and tucked away under tall trees. The Wuhou Temple is to the south of the Sichuan-Shaanxi Highway, four kilometers west of the Mianxian County seat. Built in 263, the imposing temple faces north and has the Hanshui River at its back. There are towers, pavilions, kiosks as well as tall cypresses.

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