Xi’an: cultural and historical center of China

Xian Daming Palace

Xi’an is a large city in central China and capital of Shaanxi Province. It is over 2000 year old and it was a capital of many Chinese Empires and the seat of even more Emperors. China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was buried in outskirts of Xi’an, together with the army of thousands of terracotta warriors, world famous life size sculptures. Geographically, it is at the historical Silk Road’s eastern end and it was an important trade and cultural center in ancient China.