Welcome to Shaanxi
Shaanxi’s archaeological sites make it an essential destination. Around Xī’ān there’s an excavated Neolithic village and royal graves, including the tomb of Qin Shi Huang and his Army of Terracotta Warriors, one of the world's foremost heritage sites. Shaanxi has contemporary history too; the caves around Yán’ān were the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) base in the 1930s and '40s.
Xī’ān is an emergent traveller's hub, with hotels, restaurants, museums, ancient pagodas, and a marvellous city wall and Muslim Quarter. Rural areas have fascinating villages barely touched by modernity and mountains that were once home to hermits and sages.