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Historic Chinese city famous for its Terracotta Army, ancient city walls, and as the starting point of the Silk Road. Capital of Shaanxi province.

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There are so many reasons to visit Xi’an: it’s the oldest city in the country and China’s original capital. They also have a fantastic cuisine and you can really get lost in their outstanding history, including the Fortifications of Xi’an, otherwise known as Xi’an City Wall. This is one of the most well-preserved original walls in China and the most fun way (and most practical if you want to cover a lot of ground) is to see it is on a bike. There are countless bicycle rental places around the wall (which cost around 200 yuan) and cycling between the watchtowers and getting great views of the city below is an impressive way to spend your time in Xi’an.

booksandbao 5 years ago

Xi'an, Shaanxi China, is one of the most popular cities in China with a rich history that dates back over 3,000 years. It is famous for the Terracotta Warriors, one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the 20th century, as well as for its delicious cuisine and vibrant night markets. Visitors to Xi'an can also explore the city's ancient walls, numerous pagodas, and historic museums.

seeker 11 months ago

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