The ancient capital of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an, is home to the Terracotta Army and many other historic sights. For a detailed introduction of Xi’an please look under ‘Xi’an’ under ‘Destinations’.


Besides Xi’an Shaanxi Province have many other great sights and places. Mt. Huashan, a sacred mountain, is found east of Xi’an. Mt. Huashan can be done as a day trip from Xi’an, but you may also choose to stay overnight either at the foot of the mountain or at the top. Among many other things the mountain is famous for its Dragon Neck
Staircase leading between peaks.

North of Xi’an you will find the spectacular Hukou Waterfalls, a series of cascading falls collectively known as the Dragon Falls. North of the city you will also find Famen Temple, dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Farther north
still lie Yan’an, the city used as a base for the Red Army after the Long March. The city itself may not be that
interesting, but for anybody looking for Long March sights and interested in CPC history this place is a must.


South of Xi’an the Qingling Mountain Range has great scenery and many small villages. The area is not well known with travellers, but a great place to explore countryside China.   

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