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Xi'an The city is surrounded by a well-preserved defensive wall that was re-constructed during the Ming Dynasty. The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and his Terracotta Army are located 40 km to the east of the city's suburbs. The city's Muslim quarter is home to the Great Mosque of Xi'an. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Small Wild Goose Pagoda are both spectacular towers and both are well over 1000 years old and have survived, largely intact, a number of great earthquakes. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda sits next to a large square with many fountains that rise and fall in time to music during one of the daily performances. The Bell Tower and Drum Tower, are located in the city center. The Stele Forest is famous for its numerous historic inscriptions and works of stone. The Shaanxi History Museum has a large collection of modern and ancient artifacts. The Banpo Neolithic village is located outside the city.