TANG - Tourist Attractions
By: HALEY WHITE AND JASMYN WOODS
Site of the Great Daming Palace
It was built in 634 AD by Emperor Li Shimin. It was initially built to be the summer palace for his father, Emperor Li Yuan. Sadly, Yuan died before the palace was finished. It then served as a political center instead. It became an important tourist attraction because of its unique splender and relics.
Site of the Xingqing Palace
It was built in 714 AD by the orders from Emperor Xuan Zong. During his reign, the palace served as the political center and also his house. He spent the Winter with Yang Yuhuan. After the An-Shi Rebellion, all the important-ness was destroyed. 40 years later, the whole place was rebuilt into a cultural and historical park, which is now the oldest.