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Shaanxi Pavilion


Shaanxi Pavilion

THEME: A Cultural Trip to Chang’an

PAVILION: The Pavilion takes the form of a Tang Palace and presents the living scenes of the royal family in the past and ordinary people in the present by mainly depicting the Huaqing Hot Spring, Huaqing Palace and the story in the Song of Everlasting Sorrow.

EXHIBIT: Exhibitions on four themes are held to display the splendid culture, modern urban life and natural beauty of the province with interaction between robots (resembling Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty and his consort Yang Yuhuan) as well as human actors similarly dressed with visitors, welcoming them to the Pavilion. Historical relics will be on display throughout the Pavilion. Silk paintings on loan from the Boston Museum of Art lead the way into the interior of the Pavilion. A kneeling archer, one of the few Terracotta Warriors to be unearthed completely intact, also guards the entrance. Visitors are invited to examine the faces of the Terracotta Warriors to see which one is closest to their own. Inside, a pavilion with tables and chairs, much like one an ancient emperor would have taken his ease at, looks out onto a breathtaking scene of mountain beauty. A video on the history of Shaanxi and its ancient capital Xi’an plays on the back wall, covering the idyllic beauty of the province, its current industrial might, the preservation of the artifacts and buildings in Xi’an and the Terracotta Warrior excavation as well as the city and province’s move to a bright future. A display depicting the “four treasures” of the Qinling Mountains – the Takin ox, golden monkeys, Qinling giant panda and the crested ibis – rises in the rear of the Pavilion. At the Pavilion’s exit, a giant column with millenary engraving depicts the history of China, while a giant Terracotta Warrior stands with Halibao to present the Shaanxi Hall of Fame.

CUISINE: There is no dining area listed for the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: There is no specific shopping facility listed for the Pavilion.

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