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Located in the southwest of Shaanxi Province, Hanzhong lies to the south of the Qinling Mountains to the north of the Daba Mountains (see below) with the Hanzhong Basin in the center. It is bounded on the southwest by Gansu and Sichuan provinces, and adjacent to Xian in the northeast.  

Hanzhong gained its name from the Han River. As early as 2,400 years ago, Hanzhong Shire was established by the Qin Kingdom during the Warring States Period (476BC-221BC). It is the birthplace of the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD).

Hanzhong is sandwiched between the Qinling Mountains and Daba Mountains, at the upper reaches of the Han River. The river flows through the city, shaping the Hanzhong Basin in the heart of the city. Mountainous and hilly areas make up the main topography of Hanzhong.     

Situated in the transition area between warm temperate zone and subtropical zone, Hanzhong has moderate and humid weather without torrid a summer. The winter wind current coming form North China is blocked by the Qinling Mountains, so winter is relatively warmer. The rainy season usually appears during June and lasts until September.

When to Go: Any season is a good season to visit Hanzhong. 

Hanzhong Tourist Attractions

    Baoxie Plank Road

    In Chinese history the Ancient Baoxie Plank Path is an early passage running ...
    Hanzhong museum

    The Hanzhong museum was built in 1959 at the site of the Ancient Hantai the s...

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