Xian is Shaanxi’s capital and one of China’s oldest cities with more than 3,100 years of history. Known as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and having held the position under the Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui and Tang dynasties, Xi’an is the starting point of the Silk Road, home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, and boasts a prolific collection of historic sites. Don’t miss the awe-inspiring Stele Forest, the incredible Famen Temple, sister towers – Drum and Bell – or a stroll down the charming streets of Great Tang All Day Mall. Our adventurous guests can hike Mount Hua or cleanse in the soothing hot salt springs of Hua Qing Chi.
Xian is also an important cultural and educational center, featuring facilities for research and development, China’s space exploration program, and international companies such as Microsoft and Samsung.