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Xian, also known as Chang'an before Ming Dynasty, is the capital of Shaanxi Province in the People's Republic of China. As one of the oldest cities in Chinese history, Xian is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China because it has been the capital of some of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including the Zhou, Qin, Han, the Sui, and Tang dynasties. Xian is the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and home of the Terracotta Army which was made during the Qin Dynasty

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from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Xian is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Chang’an, which is called Xian today, was an ancient capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history.
Xian Facts
Xian geography, demographics, culture, economy and public transportation.
Xian Guide
Xian, the eternal city, records the great changes of the Chinese nation just like a living history book.
Xian Photos
Xian is a 2000 years old city, which once competed with Rome and later Constantinople for the title of greatest city in the world.
For over two thousand years, Shaanxi Province was the cultural, economic and political core of China. Its cities, Xian included, were the capitals of over a dozen dynasties.
Xian Major Events & Festivals
A beautiful ancient city being host to more than a dozen Chinese dynasties in the past, Xian is undoubtedly the historical center of China.
Xian Guide
general information about Xian
Xian and the Silk Road
Xian is the important eastern terminus of the Silk Road.
Xian Photo Gallery
Xian is a famous tourist city in China with fantastic scenery.
Pictures in and around Xian
Take a look at the photo albums below to see what is going on in and around Xian.
Emergency & Most Commonly Used Number of Xian
numbers of life & maintenance, railway, aviation & courier, finance and municipal government agencies
Xian Dialect - Legacy of An Elegant Language
Xian dialect collectively demonstrates the characteristics and features of all its variations popular in the province and nearby regions, reflecting its long development process.
Geography of Xian
Geography of Xian provides you information regarding the geographical topography of this city.
Xian City Guide

Xian Maps
Xian Travel Guide and Map
Xian is one of the four ancient cities in the world, the other three being Rome in Italy Athens in Greece and Cairo in Egypt.
Detailed Xian Maps in English
Two detailed maps of Xian in English. You can view the large version by clicking on the maps.
Xian Map
a sketch plan of Xian for travelers
Map of Xian from My Travel Guide
Map of Xian and places around Xian
Silk Road Maps
This ancient road begins at Xian, then by way of the Hexi Corridor, and it reaches Dunhuang, where it divides into three, the Southern Route, Central Route and Northern Route.
Geographical Position: Xian Map
detailed road map and street guides about Xian
Map of Hotels in Xian
Xian offers accommodation from budget lodging to luxury hotels, such as Sheraton Xian Hotel, Xian Garden Hotel, Bell Tower Hotel Xian and Hyatt Regency Xian.
Xian Detailed Map
a detailed map of Xian by
Xian Tourist Map
a tourist guide map of Xian
Maps of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses were discovered in 1974 in eastern suburbs of Xian, Shaanxi province.
Xian Area & City Maps
Xian covers 880 square miles.
Maps of Xian
Xian map and Xian region map
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Satellite map of Xian
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Xian History
A History of Xian
Xian is steeped in history as it not only was the cultural and political capital of China for hundreds of years, but also the beginning point of the Silk Road leading west.
Xian Incident
The Xian Incident of December 1936 is an important episode of Chinese modern history, taking place in the city of Xian during the Chinese Civil War between the ruling Kuomintang and the rebel Chinese Communist Party.
History of Xian
Xian was among the most important cities of China before 1000 CE. It remains a major regional centre. Xian was known as Chang'an in ancient times.
Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum, located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xian, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China.
History of Xian
The city of Xian bears a rich heritage and culture. History of Xian provides some interesting facts and information about the glorious past of this splendid city.
A History of Xian’s Successive Capitals
This city served as the capital seat of twelve dynasties for more than 1100 years.
History of Xian
Many dynasties set their capital city in Xian in the past.
Xian History
Xian, ancient to call Chang An, claim the west city, west Beijing, large Xingcheng, Jingzhao city, Fengyuan city, etc.
A Brief History of Chang'an
During its 3,100 years of development, 12 dynasties such as the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang, held Chang'an as their capitals.
Where Is Chang'an - A History of Xian
A crossroads for trade, Xian has seen dynasties come and go.
Legend of the Huaqing Hot Spring
There’s a long story between Huaqing Hot Spring and the First Emperor of Qin.

Xian Arts & Culture
China Culture presents the panorama of China with tremendous information on Chinese scenery, tradition, arts, history and literature.
Xian Culture
Qingqiang is the typical opera of Shaanxi Province.
Xian Art Festival of Ancient Culture
Xian has a rich and ancient culture and therefore is a home to number of festivals and events.
Chinese Shadow Puppet Shows
The shadow show or leather silhouette play is a type of drama which has its roots in China.
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
The wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.
Xian Festivals & Events
There are quite festivals which are celebrated in Xian with full fervor, fun and frolic and in this section we will provide you the list of festivals in Xian along with a small description of those festivals.
Qinqiang or Luantan is the representative folk Chinese opera of the northwest Province of Shaanxi.
Xian Diet Culture
Xian's food, generally speaking, is served in large portions, is inexpensive and each dish has its own story.
The Chang’an Gourmet Festival
Chang’an Gourmet Festival represents Shaanxi's culture and long history.

Xian Education & Training
Study in China Gateway
Chiwest helps students apply to English and Chinese language university programs throughout China.
Bridge For Education and International Travel
The programs provide opportunities for foreign people coming to China to travel, work and homestay. Immersing in China would help you know what real Chinese culture is and also it's a window to know Asia.
Education System in China
In China, the education is divided into three categories: basic education, higher education and adult education.
Chinese Language Tips
Learn Chinese Language to travel Xian, China.
Xian Jiaotong University
Xian Jiaotong University, also known as Xian Chiao Tung University, is a famous Chinese university located in Xian, Shaanxi province, People's Republic of China.
Northwest University
Northwest University, located in the ancient Chinese capital city of Xian, is one of the nation's leading comprehensive universities.
Xian International Studies University
Founded in 1952, the University is one of the earliest four institutions of higher learning established to offer foreign languages in the new China.
Chang'an University
Chang'an University is a University located in Xian, China. Chang'an is the ancient name of Xian which means "Perpetual Peace" in Classical Chinese.
Northwest University of Politics and Law
Northwest University of Politics and Law is a university in Xian one of the old law institutions in China.
Northwest A & F University
Northwest A&F University (A&F) is a national key comprehensive university directly under the jurisdiction of Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE).
Shaanxi Normal University
Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU) is one of the key institutions of higher learning directly affiliated to Ministry of Education and it entered “211 Project University” in 2006.
Xian University of Technology
Xian University of Technology (XUT) is run by the central and local government.

Xian Religion
Buddhism in China
Chinese Buddhism refers collectively to the various schools of Buddhism that have flourished in China proper since ancient times.
Catholic Diocese of Xian
Catholic social service center, Xian diocese
Great Mosque of Xian
The Great Mosque of Xian, located near the Drum Tower on 30 Huajue Lane of Xian, Shaanxi province, China, is one of the oldest and most renowned mosques in the country.
Xian Daxingshan Temple
As one of the oldest Buddhist temples in China, Daxingshan Temple is suitable the southern suburb of Xian City.
Xian Xiangji Temple
The Xiangji Temple in Xian is one of the eminent temples in Xian popular among the visitors.c
Famen Temple
Famen Temple is located in Famen town, Fufeng County, 120 kilometers west of Xian City, Shaanxi Province. It was widely regarded as the “ancestor of pagoda temples in Guanzhong area”.
Ba Xian An Monastery - The Eight Immortals Temple
The Eight Immortals Temple, which was called "Ba Xian An" means eight immortals temple in ancient China, is located to the north of Changle Fang Street belongs to the area Dongguan of Xian city.

Xian Jobs
Xian Jobs
Xian jobs list offered by echinacities.
Work in China
The preparation for foreigners in China, expats in China.
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Teach in Xian
We would like to offer you the chance to join our team and work at a primary or middle school in the ancient city of Xian.
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Xian Folk Customs
Customs and Folks
Xian Customs and Folks
Shaanxi Ten Strange Customs
The Ten Strange has formed the Shaanxi image of honest and loyal, also reflected the unique Shaanxi features.
Xian Local Customs
Learn the local customs of Xian.
Fabric Craft
Fabric art is a kind complex handicraft, using the material of cloth and, gathering techniques of cutting, embroidering and tailor.
Ansai Waist Drum Dance
Shaanxi waist drum dance is a unique, large-scale folk dance with a history of more than 2,000 years.
Shadow Play
Shadow play or shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, often articulated figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images.
She Huo
She Huo are entertaining shows dedicated to the Gods of earth and fire performed during the Spring Festival.

Xian Health and Sports
Xian Health & Sports
Here is the list for some of well-known hospitals and sports centers.
Xian No. 1 Hospital
Xian No. 1 hospital in Chinese.
Xian City Wall International Marathon
The Marathon of Xian City wall has graduated into an international sport of fame and repute. The Marathon started way back in the beginning of nineties and has gathered momentum over the years.

Xian Business and Investment
Main Preferential Policies for Investment
Xian tax policies, tariff, and foreign exchange control.
Xian Investment & Trade Guide
Welcome to an opening Xian.
Xian Economic and Technological Development Zone
Xian Economic and Technological Development Zone Creating the Best Investment Environment and the Most Characteristic City Image in West China.
Investment Guarantee & Cost
Xian water supply, gas supply, power supply, heating supply, post and telecom, traffic and transportation
Xian Economy
agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery
Xian Economic Overview
Xian benefited from the “Go West” policy as manufacturing operations required raw materials from the area, and that need required the center of the country to improve its logistics capabilities.

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