Xi’an, the eternal city, records the great changes of the Chinese nation just like a living history book. Called Chang'an in ancient times, Xian is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization in the Yellow River Basin area of the country. During Xian's 3,100-year development, 13 dynasties such as Qin (221 BC-206 BC), Western Han (206 BC-24 AD) and Tang (618-907) placed their capitals here. So far, Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals.

The cultural and historical significance of the area, as well as the abundant relics and sites, help Xian enjoy the laudatory title of 'Natural History Museum'. The Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is praised as 'the eighth major miracle of the world', Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang is listed on the World Heritage List, and the City Wall of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is the largest and most intact Ming Dynasty castle in the world. In the city, there is the 3,000 year old Banpo Village Remains from the Neolithic Age (approximately from 8000 BC to 5000 BC), and the Forest of Stone Steles that holds 3,000 stone steles of different periods from the Han Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty.

Around Xian, the Famen Temple enjoys the reputation of being the 'forefather of pagodas and temples in Central Shaanxi,' because it holds the finger bones of Sakyamuni -- the founder of Buddhism. The natural landscape around Xian is also marvelous. Mt. Huashan, one of the five best-known mountains in China, is famous for its breath-taking cliffs and its unique characteristics.

Additionally, there are several new spots which restore the scene of Han Dynasty and Tang Dynasty including Tang Paradise, Hancheng Lake, Great Tang All Day Mall and Qujiang Monument Park. Every place is beautiful and fascinating.

Contact Information

Grace Shi

Address

School of Energy and Power Engineering Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an, 710049, P.R. China

Phone Number

Telephone: +86 (29)82582165-805
Fax: +86 (29)82582092-808

Email

Email: sec@iccr-xjtu.org
Website: www.iccr-xjtu.org