Xi’an is the modern capital of Shaanxi Province, but the Xi’an area has a legacy dating back thousands of years—most notably as the capital of China’s first imperial dynasty, the Qin (221–206 BCE), as well as of the Han and Tang dynasties. The terracotta soldiers from the burial tomb of the Qin emperor Shi Huangdi are located about 30 kilometers from the city.

Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi Province in

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:23-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Cities, Geography|Comments Off on Xi’an (Xī’ān 西安)|Xī’ān 西安 (Xi’an)

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