The ancient architectures here 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). This place contains more than 20 of the ancient architectures of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), more than any other site in Shaanxi.
Resources are abundant in the natural environment of Hancheng owing to its various terrains. The northwestern part is a mountainous area teeming with walnut, persimmon and apple, and the middle and eastern parts consist of fertile plain area producing wheat, cotton, vegetable and other crops. The industrial city is an important source of coal and electric power in Shaanxi and is well known as the bright pearl on the 'black waistband' of north Weinan.
Recommended tour route for one day visit: Sima Qian Temple --> Confucius Temple --> Dang Village
Specialties: Chinese prickly ash, walnut and chestnut.
1. Take a bus from Fangzhicheng Bus Station or Xian Bus Station to Hancheng Bus Station.
How to get to Hancheng from Xian
2. Take a train from Xian Railway Station to Hancheng Railway Station.
* Since Hancheng Bus Station is only a few minutes' walking distance from the Railway Station, visitors can take the same route from there to local attractions.
Take Bus Dayumiao - Sima Qian Ci Line directly ro Sima Qian Ci (Sima Qian Temple).
How to get to Sima Qian Temple
Take Hancheng Bus 102/ Bus Dayumiao - Sima Qian Ci Line and get off at Wenmiao Xiangkou, then, walk east for 2 minutes to the temple.
How to get to Confucius Temple
Take a taxi or local car from the bus station or railway station directly to Dang Village, which costs about CNY30.
How to get to Dang Village
Suggested Tour Itinerary:
Hancheng Trip: to visit Sima Qian Temple, Dang Village, and Confucius Temple.