Welcome to Xi'an
Located between rivers and mountains in the center of the fertile Guanzhong Plain in Shaanxi province, Xi'an--the provincial capital--is the natural place to nurture the nation's civilization.
During Xi'an's 3,100 year development, 13 dynasties such as Western Zhou, (11th century BC – 771 BC), Qin (221 BC – 206 BC), Western Han (206 BC – 24 AD) and Tang (618 – 907) placed their capitals here. So far, Xi'an enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals.
Xi'an was the starting point of the famous Silk Road when the path to wealth emerged during the Han dynasty; and reached its historical apex during the flourishing and prosperous Tang Dynasty 1300 years ago.
Praised as 'the capital of table delicacies', Xi'an has been rich in the delicious Shaanxi snack, delicate Guangdong Cuisine, various kinds of fashionable foreign delicacies, and popular Sichuan Cuisine such as the hot pot. Among all the delicacies, the most famous and popular one is the Muslim Snack Street.