Shaanxi covers an area of 205,800 sq.m with a population of 37,327,378 the largest proportion of which is distributed in Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi. It currently consists of nine prefecture-level cities and one sub-provincial city among which the historical cities, Xi'an, Yan'an, Hanyang, Xianyang are particularly famous. Shaanxi enjoys a continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons.
As one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization, Shaanxi played an important part in political, economic and cultural aspects in ancient China with Xi'an the starting point of the Silk Road as its capital city. The brilliant culture and time-honored history of this province are fully manifested in a number of famous tourist attractions. There is the world-renowned Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang and his Terra Cotta Warriors located not far from the historically important Li Mountain in Xi'an, along with the imperial bathing pool, Huaqing Hot Spring at the foot of the mountain. Other famous attractions include Bell Tower, and Drum Tower, Shaanxi History Museum, Great Mosque, Giant and Small Wild Goose Pagoda and the grand Famen Temple and the precious Banpo site.
Additionally, you can have the chance to try the delicious and authentic Muslim food and snacks on Muslim street, watch the fascinating Tang Dynasty music and dance show and appreciate the wonderful peasant paintings created by numerous peasants in Huxian county. Besides, you can also go shopping on Shuyuanmen Ancient Culture Street where they sell a wide range of commodities such as porcelain, calligraphic works, jewelry and exquisite hand-made crafts. On top of that, the Imperial Dumpling Banquet in Xi'an will surely give you a new and deep impression of Jiaozi, the popular snacks in China.