Xi’an, located in the middle of the Weihe Plain, is the home to the world renowned Terracotta Warriors and served as the national capital for more than 1000 years. Historically, this was the place rich in natural resources and brilliant talents and Xi’an had a remarkable cultural, economic and political prosperous period in world history.
Today’s Xi’an today has seen a lot of development in the field of machinery and electronic industry as well as aviation technology. The city also plays a very important and significant role in the Chinese government’s economic policy of “Developing the West”.
Some of the more interesting places worth visiting are the City Wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China and was built during Tang Dynasty; the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built to house the Buddhist scriptures brought back from India by the wandering monk Xuan Zang and the Shaanxi Historical Museum, boasting a vast collection of bronzes and fine ceramics, and which is one of the best and most modern museums in China today.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the “Eight Wonders of the World” – the Qin Terracotta Warriors Museum. Xi’an also has a number of beautiful city parks sporting splendid traditional palace structures and pagodas. Take a stroll and explore Xi’an at your own leisurely pace.