In China, there’s no city that’s more historic than Xi’an. As the oldest ancient city, it has a history of over 3,000 years and has witnessed 13 famous dynasties (such as the Han and Tang dynasties) throughout China’s history. Xi’an is like an elderly man who was brought up with Chinese civilization and culture. Xi’an was not only the original starting point of the Silk Road, but was also one of the four major ancient civilization capitals. The historic pioneer, Emperor Qin Shi Huang, united China for the first time and left the most extraordinary finding of the 20th century—the Terracotta Army. No matter how many years pass by, Xi’an always shines in China’s historical sky.
Xi’an is located in northern China and is the capital city of Shaanxi Province. You can find the location of Xi’an in this map of China.
While preparing a visit to Xi’an the best way might be taking a small group tour to Xi’an which will make your trip easier and more interesting. You can check out Trippest’s top recommended Xi’an tours here.