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Xi’an: The Land of Perpetual Peace

Xi’an, the capital of the Shaanxi province, was one of the seven ancient capitals, formerly known as Chang’an. It is warded by the natural borders of the Valley of the Huishui River, surrounded by mountains and rivers, such as the Weihui to the north, Chanhe and Bahe to the east, and Fengsui and Lahoe to the west, making the region a very fertile area. During 1,100 years since the 11th century B.C, eleven dynasties installed their status as a capital there, leaving behind numerous structures of great cultural wealth throughout the different eras. The entire city is considered one of the museums of the ancient Chinese civilization. It is located 400 meters above sea level, with an area of 2,200 square kilometers divided into sixteen urban and suburban districts, with a population of nearly 3 million inhabitants.
Xi’an used to be the starting point for the Silk Road in the ancient times (Han dynasty), and thus it possesses many human and tourist recourses. The Great Mosque of Xi’an, located in Huajue Street, is a quiet place where Muslims gather. Its architectonic style is the traditional Chinese, with kiosks, pavilions, decorated columns and beams of different colors. Also, 30 kilometers beyond the capital you can visit the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses of the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. These figures of warriors and horses of natural size are considered the “eighth world wonder”. Each warrior weights more than 300 kilos with an average height of 186 centimeters. However, the characteristics of each statue are completely different between one another.

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