Hancheng

About Hancheng Travel

Introduction:Located in the northeast of Weinan City, Hancheng is about 230 kilometers (143 miles) away from the capital city Xian. It is the hometown of the world cultural celebrity Sima Qian as wel..

Districts: Xian Baoji Xianyang Hancheng Yanan Ankang Binxian Hanzhong Huashan Huayin Jingbian Yulin

Attractions: Chinese Hamburger Famen Temple Lishan Mountain Forest Park Lishan Mountain Shredded Cakes in Mutton and Beef Soup Xi'an Forest of Steles Tang Paradise Hukou Waterfall Terracotta Warrior Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

Hancheng Maps

Hancheng Introduction

Located in the northeast of Weinan City, Hancheng is about 230 kilometers (143 miles) away from the capital city Xian. It is the hometown of the world cultural celebrity Sima Qian as well as many other historical celebrities such as Zhao Wu, the Ministerial Scholar-Bureaucrat of the Jin State in the Spring and Autumn Periods (770 BC-476 BC), Wang Jie, the Prime Minister of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and Du Pengcheng, a noted writer of modern day China. It is thus known as the 'Land of Literature and History'. Hancheng is filled with cultural and historical relics, of which Sima Qian Temple, Dang Village and the Confucius Temple are the most attractive scenic spots. Moreover, the folk Shehuo (a kind of folk performing arts) of Hancheng should not be missed.
The ancient architectures of Hancheng are distinctive, and Hancheng is indeed regarded as a natural ancient architecture museum. In addition to the Siheyuan (Courtyards) of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it features more than 140 ancient architectural buildings of the Tang, Song, Ming, Yuan and Qing Dynasties (618-1911). Hancheng contains more than 20 of the ancient architectures of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), more than any other site in Shaanxi.

Hancheng Traffic

Domestic and International Airlines
As "silk road in the air" in the northwest of China, Xi'an Xianyang International airport is a first class national civilian airport operated officially from 1991. It has advanced equipment, perfect runways, a 21,118 square meter waiting building and complete service system. So it has established relationship with more than 20 airline companies at home and abroad. It sets up a bridge in the air leading Xi'an to the world with more than 2.8 million annual passenger throughput and more than 5 million ton annual cargo throughput.

Railway Stations, Trains Specially for Travel
There are 6 passenger transport railway stations in Xi'an, and the Xi'an Railway Station is o­ne of the eight national top grade railway stations. It has station district coverage of 597 thousand square meters, 5 passenger platforms, and 24 rails. It actually provides 112 trains and its daily transportation of passengers is 80 thousand person times. In the Xi'an Railway Branch, there are excursion trains from Xi'an to Zhengzhou, from Xi'an to Lanzhou, and from Xi'an to Mount Hua.

Expressway
High class railways eastward, westward and northward with Xi'an as the center includes the Xilin Expressway (from Xi'an to Lintong), the Xibao Expressway (From Xi'an to Baoji), the Xitong Road (the first class road from Xi'an to Tongchuan), and the special expressway from Xi'an to the Xianyang Airport.
The in-city transportation is very convenient. Many roads are built across Hancheng, such as the 108 National Highway from Beijing to Kunming, o­ne provincial road, three civic roads and three special tourist roads.
You can take a bus or train from Xian to Hancheng. If you choose the bus, it will take about four to five hours. Train 4764 will also take you to Hancheng, starting at 7:15 am and arriving at 11:48 am.
Taxi: The basic charge is 5 RMB, and adding 1.8RMB/Km over 3 Kms.

Hancheng Festivals

In Shaanxi, an important birthplace of Chinese culture, window papercuts have a long history and are very popular. During Spring Festival every year, people in the central Shaanxi Plain that live in greyish white brick houses or cave dwellings will put bright red papertuts to the white paper o­n the window. The papercuts, with various designs, including human figure, birds, animals, fish insects flowers , plants, add cheerfulness to the atmosphere. In northern Shaanxi, the style of papercuts is simple, rough and bold, while in the central Shaanxi Plain the boldness and roughness are combined with exquisiteness and elegance.

Hancheng Service Telephones

Quality Supervision Bureau in Shaanxi Province Tel: 0913-82224283
Shaanxi Provincial Tourism complaints Tel: 029-85261437
Taxi complaints Tel: 0913-88624509
Bus complaints Tel: 0913-2109529
China Civil Aviation Information Service Corporation Tel: 010-84018401

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