Xi'an: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Daxingshan Temple at Chinese President Xi Jinping's hometown Xi'an.
He interacted with some of the priests present before taking a round of the temple's Devajara Hall, Mahavira Hall, and Mountain Gate.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup took to Twitter to share the information.
"Traversing centuries. From the 2nd century BCE to 2nd century CE," he tweeted, also posting pictures of the Prime Minister at the temple.
He had earlier in the day paid a visit to the historic Terracotta Warriors Museum. He also wrote in the visitor's book of the historical site.
Prime Minister Modi, who is on the first leg of his three-nation tour of China, Mongolia and South Korea, began his visit to the People's Republic by landing in Xi'an.
During his visit of China, Prime Minister Modi will also travel to Beijing and Shanghai, before departing for the second leg of his tour, Mongolia. He will conclude his tour with a visit of South Korea, where he will participate in the sixth Asian Leadership Conference.