Xi'an, located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. It served as the ancient capital of China for 13 dynasties. As the starting point of the Silk Road, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage, making it one of China's most popular tourist destinations.
The Terracotta Army- the great archeological excavation of Qin (221BC-206BC) Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses unfolded a strong army of altogether 7,000 life-size pottery soldiers, horses, chariots and weapons arranged in battle formations symbolically, guarding the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The grand Mausoleum of the first emperor of Qin and the warriors and horses buried in loess for over 2,000 years amaze every visitor there. Now the Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park was just built on the entire tomb site to offer more spots worthwhile exploring. It is a major tourist attraction in China and is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world including many state leaders and dignitaries.
City-wall was first built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). As one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, it is the most complete city wall to survive in China. It also offers aexcellent views of the surrounding area, you can even take a cycling trip on the Ancient City Wall.
Xi'an is famous for its unique and delicious food. It has been selected by the CNN as the Top 10 snack paradises in Asia, favored by domestic and foreign tourists.