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Xi'an Guide

Located in central of China with a population of 8.5 million, and as one of the four ancient civilized capitals in the world over 3000 years history, Xi'an served as the capital of 13 dynasties in the Chinese ancient history. As early as the Western Han period (207B.C. — 25A.D.), the "Silk Road", which started from Xi'an, connected the East with the West, and promoted the exchange of economics and culture. During the blooming Tang Dynasty (618A.D.-907A.D.), Xi'an was the world's trade center, which set up trade relations with eastern Asia, southern Asia, and Eastern Europe.

The cultural and historical significance of the area, as well as the abundant relics and sites, help Xi'an enjoy the laudatory title of 'Natural History Museum'. The Terra Cotta Warriors of the Qin Emperor is praised as the eighth major miracle of the world, Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang is listed on the World Heritage List, and the City Wall is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. The natural landscape around Xi'an is also marvelous Mt.Hua one of the five best-known mountains in China, is famous for its breath-taking cliffs and its unique characteristics.

Now the capital city of Xi'an is the center of politics, economy and culture of Shaanxi province. Xi'an is an attractive and popular city not only by its historical sites. It is also a major center of industrial, manufacturing, and intellectual life of China. It is the center of the greatest concentrations of higher learning institutions in China and has much to offer the students both academically and socially.

Praised as the capital of table delicacies, you can find all the most famous Chinese food in Xi'an, the most famous and popular place is the Muslim Street where you can try the famous Shaanxi Sandwich. The night life in Xi'an has a unique glamour. Traditional ways include enjoying the night scenery around the Bell Tower, taking part in a Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, strolling on the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square and watching the music fountain performance. All in all, any experience in this ancient city will bring you fun and possibly a little surprise!

Top Things to Do in Xi'an

Visiting Terra Cotta Worriors Eating Snacks at Muslim Street Wandering on City Wall

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