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The History of Xi'an

Xian is one of the cities which preserve a wealth of historical heritages in China.

Historic and Scenic Spots
Terra Cotta Warriors

The Terra Cotta Warriors is only a part of the Qin emperor's tomb complex. They may have remained forgotten had it not been for the fortuitous discovery by local peasants in 1974.

· Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum (Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor)
· Mt. Huashan
· Xi'an City Wall
· Bell Tower and Drum Tower
· Huaqing Hot Spring
· Famen Temple
· Xiangji Temple
· Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Life in Xi'an
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show Reproduced in Xi'an

The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.

· Xi'an Nightlife
· Wedding Customs in Northern Shaanxi
· Shaanxi Ten Strange Customs
Special Products and Foods
Qinqiang Opera

Also dubbed Luantan, Qinqiang Opera is a local Chinese opera that mainly thrives in north China's Shaanxi Province.

· Folk Paper-cuts
· Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger)
· Liangpi
· Xi'an Famous Foods
· Xi'an Dumplings
· Yang Rou Pao Mo
Du Mu

Du Mu (803 - 852), a native of Wannian, Jingzhao (present Xi'an of Shaanxi Province), was a renowned poet in the Tang Dynasty.

· Liu Gongquan
· Sima Qian
· Jia Pingwa
· Chen Zhongshi
· Zhang Yimou -- An Internationally Acclaimed Filmmaker
Key Words

Tea   West Lake   

Temple      Su Dongpo 


Fans   Embroidery

Garden     Fuzimiao

Zhonghua Gate

Nanjing Salted Duck

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