Xi'an, as the imperial capital of 11 dynasties in China, is a heaven of archaeological wonders. It is home to the Terracotta Warriors, the famed life-sized guards of Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and is the only city in China that still has its ancient city wall surrounding it.
Situated in Northern part of the province on the Loess Plateau, Yan'an overlooks the middle reaches of the Yellow River, the cradle of Chinese Civilization.
Tongchuan is located in the center part of the province, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Xi'an City.
Xianyang enjoys a long history. It was the capital of the Qin Dynasty, the royal domain and graveyard of emperors of the Han and Tang Dynasties. Many ancient mausoleums still remain here.
Baoji is the second largest city in Shaanxi after Xi'an. As the hometown of Yan Di and cradle of Zhou Dynasty and Qin Dynasty, it is rich in historical sites and scenic spots.
Hancheng is a famous historical and cultural city in China. It is rich in cultural relics, such as Old Folk Residences of Dang Village, Sima Qian Temple, Confucius Temple, Great Wall of Wei State.
In ancient times, Yulin was one of strategic place for defending Mongolia tribe in the north border. Nowadays, it is well-known as "Kuwait of China" because it is abundant in resources of minerals and energy, especially coal, oil and gas.
Shangluo is located in southeast of the province, in the mountainous region of Qinling Mountains. The famous scenic spots in the city have Danjiang River, Zhashui Cave, Jinsixia National Forest Park, Niubeiliang National Forest Park and Phoenix Town.
Hanzhong is situated in southwest of Shaanxi, the upper riches of Han River, to the south of Qinling Mountains and to the north of the Daba Mountains. The famous attractions in this area have Ancient Hantai, Ancient Plank Road, Wuhou Memorial Temple and Crested Ibis Nature Reserve.
Great Wall In Shaanxi Photos
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Questions & Answers on Shaanxi Pictures
Asked by Ms.J
| Apr. 23, 2011 01:26Reply
I will be going to Xi'an during this nov with my schoolmates. I wonder what should I wear? And how's the weather like and will it snow? :)
Answered by Mr.Hank
| Apr. 23, 2011 02:03
It will cold in Xi'an in the middle of Nov. but no heavy rainfall or snow. The temperature will be around 10C during daytime. Please wear thick sweater, windproof overcoat and warm jeans. On the other hand, please note the windy days and dry climate.
Asked by Mr.Houari
| Nov. 09, 2010 03:03Reply
Last time I visited Shenzhen and found one store named "Comic City" that sells many comic and animation character toys. Is there any similar shop in Xi'an?
Answered by Mr.Sam
| Nov. 09, 2010 22:06
Yes, you could find this kind of shops at the underground plaza of the Harbor City, Xiaozhai, or these small shops around these universities in Xi'an.
Asked by Ms.carissa
from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 28, 2009 01:47Reply
I am coming to xian in january 2010 and i wanted by boys to see snow. we are from australia and have never been in snow is there some place to go near xian where we can experience snow?
Answered by Mr.Qi
| Jun. 28, 2009 20:27
To Ms Carissa, it is hard to say if there is a snow in Xi'an during your stay here. I am in Xi'an and in the last winter, we have few snow and we have heavy snow in 2008. It is more probably to see the snow in Northeast/Northwest China. You can pay attention to the weather of Xi'an. Harbin is a good winter resort, but it is far from Xi'an.