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called "Chang'an" in ancient times, is located
in the very center of China, Shannxi Province covers
an area of 205,600 sq. km. with a population of 35 million.
Xian is one of the six ancient capital sites in China.
In fact, it served as the capital city for a number
of dynasties including the Zhou, the Qin, Sui, and Tang
for a total of 1,100 years. Except for its rich history,
Xian would not be noticeably different from any other
large city in China. That all changed in the spring
of 1974 when peasant workers first located evidence
of a stunning archeological find that had remained undiscovered
for 2,200 years. There semiburied in the reddish soil
of China's Yellow River valley were hundreds of battered
but beautiful terra-cotta statues of armed warriors,
servants, and horses pulling manned war chariots - the
retinue of unified China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang
Xian is a famous international tourist city with here
ancient culture and modern civilization. Here tourists
can feel the 5000 year history of the Chinese nation.