Created 15-Oct-07
Modified 19-Oct-07
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Home to the ruling houses of the Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang dynasties, Xi'an has been Chinese capital for hundreds of prosperous years. The city reached a peak during the Tang dynasty (618-907), when it was the military and trading base for China's shaky control of the Silk Routes. Some of the original traders remained in the city and Xi'an has a prosperous Muslim community and the diversity of foods that follows. Amazingly, the warriors are just one piece of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's attempt to reconstruct his empire for the afterlife. His tomb is yet to be fully excavated, and is said to include a full reconstruction of the ancient capital, complete with rivers and lakes of mercury.
Some of the original traders remained in the city and Xi'an has a prosperous Muslim community and the diversity of foods that follows.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:terracota, warrior, xi'an

Home-made noodles at a street side restaurant

Home-made noodles at a street side restaurant

Pet cricket

Pet cricket

Velorickshaw

Velorickshaw

Some Dim Sum

Some Dim Sum

Da Qingzhensi (Great Mosque)

Da Qingzhensi (Great Mosque)

Inside the Great Mosque

Inside the Great Mosque

Inside the Great Mosque

Inside the Great Mosque

Water Well

Water Well

Reflection

Reflection

Inside the Great Mosque

Inside the Great Mosque

Stern bystanders

Stern bystanders

The Prayer Hall

The Prayer Hall

Lili Pond

Lili Pond

In a court yard of an old Chinese home

In a court yard of an old Chinese home

Uncommunist Bourgeoisie Home's courtyard

Uncommunist Bourgeoisie Home's courtyard

Pit #1 with an arsenal of Terracota Warriors

Pit #1 with an arsenal of Terracota Warriors