Xian - is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization in the Yellow River Basin area of the
country. During Xian's 3,100 year development, 13 dynasties such as Western Zhou (11th
century BC - 771 BC), Qin (221 BC - 206 BC), Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD) and Tang (618 -
907) placed their capitals here. So far, Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as
one of the four major ancient civilization capitals
The Terra Cotta Warriors  is the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century.
The Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, took 11 years to build this mausoleum.
  Picture on left - One of the
original farmer who
discovered the tomb.
Hua Qin Hot Springs - This palace was built near hot springs. The royals would spend their time in winter in this location.
Tang Dynasty Stage Opera - This Opera show was very colourful and authentic.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Originally built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it
functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. First Buddhist Pagoda in
End of Xian Visit
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Updated: 8/05/06