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The History of Xi'an

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


Brilliance of thousand years endows Xian with enchanting temperament. The continuous history of the ancient civilized capital has apparently resulted in its magnificent culture.

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

Largest Zhuang embroidery shines in Shanghai

Expo Anhui Week preparation into sprint period

Qinghai impresses Expo visitors

Key Words

Tea   West Lake   

Temple      Su Dongpo 


Fans   Embroidery

Garden     Fuzimiao

Zhonghua Gate

Nanjing Salted Duck

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