Over the course of three-thousand years Xi’an has been the capital of many dynasties, giving it a rich architectural and cultural history. Xi’an is the largest city in Northwest China and has grown rapidly over the years thanks to its position as a major juncture for trade between the East and West. It was also the beginning point to the famed Silk Road trading route. On the outskirts of the city, lie the Terra Cotta Warriors, while in and around Xi’an are a number of historical sites including an ancient city wall, an emperor’s tomb, temples, and imperial palaces.
In recent years, Xi’an has managed to build a well-diversified economy. From technology-intensive industries such as aeronautics, biomedicine, software, and electronics, to labor-intensive industries such as apparel and textiles, Xi’an has it all, and is considered a major industrial centre. Xi’an’s position as the crossroads of science, technology, and higher learning, makes it a breeding ground for innovation. Its many science and technology parks and new industrial zones have spurred fast development, but the environment has taken a heavy toll.
Aside from its air pollution, Xi’an is an ideal city to study Chinese language and culture.
Chinese history center, international city