Dating back 6,000 years, Xi'an is the capital city of Shaanxi Province in China. Originally named Chang'an, this thriving city is an interesting place for tourists to visit as it features a large number of interesting attractions.
Xi'an is more multicultural than many cities in China and the people here are used to dealing with tourists. This small city is very easy to get around, especially as the numerous buses stop at all the major attractions and there are plenty of maps available to help visitors find their way.
Food lovers are in for a treat when visiting Xi'an as the city boasts one of the best selections of restaurants in China. The city has a wide range of specialty dishes, with the most popular being shredded pancakes in a mutton or beef broth known as pao mo and filling dumpling buffets.
Xi'an is one of the most prosperous cities in China and shoppers will find a large number of market stalls. Bargain hunters will be able to save large sums of cash on low priced gear and copies of designer goods.
Bursting with ancient temples, museums and monuments, Xi'an is a fascinating place to explore for those with an interest in history and culture. Many of the attractions here are world famous and visitors can spend several days temple-hopping.
Visitors to Xi'an are often surprised by the wide range of entertainment options available in the city. Although most people come to see the world-famous attractions, they often end up staying longer than planned to spend time shopping, clubbing, trekking and watching cultural performances.
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