Top things to do in Hancheng

Historic Site in Hancheng

Dǎngjiācūn

This lovely and perfectly preserved, 14th-century village nestles in a sheltered location in a loess valley. Once the home of the Dang clan (党家), successful merchants who ferried timber and other goods across the Ye…
Confucian Site in Hancheng

Confucius Temple

In the heart of the old town, the tranquil Confucius Temple is the pick of the sights in Hánchéng. The weathered Yuan, Ming and Qing buildings give an understated sense of how long they have stood the test of time, …
Monument in Hancheng

Yuánjué Pagoda

Looming over the old town and dating to the Tang dynasty, but rebuilt in 1958, this pagoda also acts as a memorial to Red Army soldiers killed fighting the Kuomintang. It’s sadly impossible to climb the pagoda itsel…
Confucian Site in Hancheng

City God Temple

At the back of the Confucius Temple is the City God Temple (Chénghuáng Temple), in a lane lined with Ming-dynasty courtyard houses. An antediluvian temple has apparently been here since the Zhou dynasty, but this wh…