Want to explore the civilization of ancient China, travel to Xian. Xian, named "Chang'an" during the Han Dynasty, is the capital of Shaanxi Province, which lasted an amazing 1,608 years. There are 13 dynasties placed their capital here in China's history, which makes Xian to be the most famous ancient city beyond comparison. Xian is one of the four major ancient civilization capitals in the world, together with Athens, Cairo and Rome. As an vital stop on the Silk Road, it was a world leader in culture and business and played a vital role in bridging the gap between east and west. Xian covers an area of 16,808 sq km with a temperate continental climate: cold and dry in winter and hot in the summer with a rainy season in July, August and September.The best travel seasons are April to May and September to October when the weather is cooler.
As the travel industry has developed, Xian has developed into one of the nation's key travel destinations, which contributes a big profit to the city's economy. The world renowned "Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses", which can be observed from the moon, is regarded as "the Eighth Wonder of the World". "Tombs of the first Emperor Qin Shihuang", "Ancient City Wall" and "Huaqing Hot Spring" are all the abundant relics and sites left by the profound history. There are also the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Ancient City Wall, Huangdi Mausoleum, the Forest of Steles, Great Mosque, Qianling Mausoleum, Banpo Museum, Maoling Tomb, Famen Temple… Besides, Mt.Hua, one of the most magnificent mountains in China has represented abundant natural resources.
Along with the name of a historically significant city, Xian is also regarded as the political, economic and cultural center in the middle of China. Besides history, Xian is also a modern city. It offers convenient tranportation, comfortable accomodation and delicious food for travellers. Xian has built an all-around transportation network, being equipped with advanced facilities. Flights and trains can effectively serve any traveler to or from Xian. Shuttle buses and taxi are available to show you aound the main attractions in the city. Shopping and dining in the city are also pleasant things of your Xian travel. Read more guide to Xian attractions below and other pages for more travel information about Xian. We would like to help you with your travel plan, by providing professional advice, useful itinerary and excellent travel service.
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