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The city of Xi'an was the first Chinese city to open up its doors to the Ancient world, not in 1980 under the "Open Door" policy, but in fact during the Tang dynasty when Xi'an blossomed as the first stop on the Silk Road. Over a period of more than 2000 years, Xi'an was the capital for eleven dynasties. This city played a vital role in bridging the gap between east and west.

Among the many dynasties Xi'an was capital to, Qin, the first empire of China, and Tang, the peak of China's ancient history, have left the city with the most abundant legacy. The Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, an attached defending army to the first emperor of China, is regarded as "the eighth wonder of the world". The Tang Dynasty has endowed Xi'an even more relics,including the Tomb of Concubine Yang, Huaqing Pool and Dufu Memorial Temple all date back to that period.

Xi'an was the first stop of Indian Buddhism preached in China; The sophisticated system of philosophy first coming to Xi'an 2000 years ago and later being developed into the dominant religion here. The Famen Temple in Xi'an is the only temple in mainland China to have true relics of Buddha Sykyamuni.

Aside from being a major tourist destination and historical city, today Xi'an is an important industrial and manufacturing center. Despite the incredible history that Xi'an carries, it is a modern and prosperous area. The nightlife here is pretty up to date and Xi'an's University is considered to be one of the best in China. As a result, the city has a large student population who contribute to the cultural life of the city, making Xi'an one of the most pleasant cities in China and an ideal place to break the journey between Beijing and Shanghai.

Xi'an Travel Attractions
Terra cotta Warriors
Big Goose Pagoda
History Museum
Great Mosque
Ancient City Wall
Tang dynasty Show
Forest of Stone Steles
Small Goose Pagoda
Bampo Neolithic Village
Drum Tower
Huaqing Hot Springs
Bell Tower
Dumpling Dinner
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