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Xian General Information
Xian in 2008 had a population of 8,252,000, actually surely exceed 9 millions. The urban area covers an area of 826 kmsq, while the province occupies 9.980 kmsq. The area of Xian is located at an average altitude of 400 meters above sea level. Xi'an has a temperate climate influenced by the East Asian monsoon. The summers are hot and humid, the winters are cold and dry. The Springs and Autumns are the brief and dry. The most pleasant season for visiting Xi'an is Autumn, but the maximum number of visitors is from May to August.
Nation Capital during 11 dynasties
The City of Xian (Xi 'An, the ancient Chang'An) is known worldwide for the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and His Terracotta Army. This is a unique wonder in the world, but Xian has a lot more to offer its visitors. Just think that Xian was the capital for 11 dynasties of imperial history to imagine how much wealth is kept by the underground Xian. Here several archaeological excavations are always open and each year there are new discoveries. Also the famous Terracotta Army has been only partially excavated.
Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and Terracotta Army
The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang (with Terracotta Army) was accidentally discovered in 1974 by a farmer who was digging a well. Qin Shi Huang was the emperor who first united China (in 221 BC). He is also remembered for having initiated the work of the Great Wall. The archaeological site is located 40 km East of Xian. Until now have been brought to light about 8000 warriors. Each warrior has human dimensions and reproduces the physical features of a true warrior of the Qin Shi Huang army. In addition to the warriors there are also horses, chariots and bronze weapons. Most of the statues are still in the excavation, the location where they were discovered. Thousands of statues waiting to be discovered but it is waiting to develop a technique to preserve the original colors. The statues already discovered, in fact, have lost their color (very bright), disappeared after a few hours of contact with air.
The well-preserved City Wall and other Attractions
Xian is surrounded by well-preserved City Wall, built in 1370 and remained intact until the present day. The wall measures 11.9 km in circumference, 12 m in height, and 15?8 m in larghezza (at the base); outside the walls, there is also a moat. Very remarkable are also its history museum and its stele forest (housed in an 11th-century Confucian temple and containing many stone tablets with historic inscriptions from various dynasties. In Xian there are also Famen Temple, Xingjiao Temple, Qianling Mausoleum and many other attractions. Must to see also Huaqing Hot Springs, at the foot of Mt. Lishan, with history of 6,000 years. The Huaqing Palace has history of 3,000 years. This area is ranked among the Hundred Famous Gardens in China, and is placed under the special protection of the national government (National Cultural Relic Protection).
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