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Xi'an is the oldest of China's Four Great Ancient Capitals, serving as the capital city of 13 dynasties spreading intermittently across a 1,100-year period from 221 BC. It is often called the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an was the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, and played a very important part in Chinese history.
Xi'an is characterized by and is proud of its ancient heritage, such as the world-renowned Terracotta Army. A visit to Xi'an is often at the top of a traveler's to-do list.
See Xi'an Facts for more background information.
Xi'an is a melting pot of cultures and religions. It offers countless things to do and see.
The best time to visit Xi'an is in spring and autumn when the weather is cool but not too cold. The rainy season occurs from July to September, although there isn't much rain.
Try to avoid the Labor Day holiday (May 1–3) and the National Day holiday (October 1–7) when all tourist sites are crowded with Chinese people.
Xi'an, one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, attracts visitors with its rich historical and cultural heritage. It is always put into the itinerary of first-time visitors to China.
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