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6/40.- Xian, Mount Lishan, Laomudian

Mount Lishan is on the north side of Mount Qinling. The name of the mountain can be translated as "Black Horse Mountain", because its shape resembles a horse. The mountain became a retreat during the Tang Dynasty. Emperors enjoyed the Hot Springs and the landscapes views.

Ask the ticket guy on the bus for the Lintong Museum stop. If you are lucky and he understands you, you will be dropped at a stop in front of the museum. The Lington Museum hosts a collection of 10,000 relics, from the stone age up to the Qing dynasty. This is where the Xian incident took place in 1936. Chang Kaishek was arrested by his own troops, and was forced to sign an alliance with the revolutionaries against the Japanese.

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