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Wandering the Shuyuan Gate of Xi'an

People's Daily Online)  08:17, May 30, 2013  

(chinapic.com.cn)

Edited and translated by Li Qian, People's Daily Online

Situated on the eastern side of the South Gate, Shuyuan Gate is a cultural street factually restored in the style of the ancient architectures of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is 570 meters long and 10 meters wide. Shuyuan Gate won its name because the Guanzhong Shuyuan (central Shaanxi academy, established in the Ming dynasty), which was one of the leading academies in ancient China and the highest institution of Shaanxi Province in Ming dynasty and Qing dynasty. Xi’an Normal School and its affliated primary school are now established on the site of Guanzhong Shuyuan. Rambling down the street, you may taste the true life of people in Xi’an and find the remains of an ever-refulgent dynasty.

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(Editor:LiQian、Ye Xin)

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