Parrot Temple Park 鹦鹉寺公园
In 126 BC, in order to praise the achievements of Zhang Qian, the Silk Road pioneer, Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty started to cultivate pomegranate and such other western species that Zhang brought back in Lintong. Parrot Temple was built to worship the figure of Buddha shipped from the Western Regions.
Afterwards, pomegranate has become the special local product of Lintong District, which is also the regional cultural symbol of Lintong. Pomegranate blossom has become the city flower of Xi’an. This is absolutely the precious wealth left by the ancient Silk Road.
ADD: North end of Zhiyang 3rd Road, Lintong District, Xi’an City