Xi’an is the capital of the Shaangxi province, and it is one of the oldest cities in the PRC, with over 3,100 years of history. It is home to a plethora of ancient ruins, which has made it a popular tourist destination. When seeking Xian accommodation replete with modern comforts, visitors to this remarkable cultural hotspot should invest in the range of stylish serviced apartments Xian offers its discerning visitors, such as the Citadines Central Xi’an. This stylish property offers modern comfort within luxury interiors for a welcome getaway option for business and leisure visitors alike. When you’re in the city, explore the stunning array of priceless cultural artefacts designed to amaze and delight visitors of all stripes. Witness the well-preserved city wall that was reconstructed in the 14th century by the Ming Dynasty, and it was based on the inner imperial wall of the Tang Dynasty, which spanned the 7th-10th centuries. Marvel at the iconic terracotta army finds its home here, with more than 8,000 terracotta statues of perfectly sculpted soldiers, 130 chariots, 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, each one unique down to the most minute detail of facial expressions and shoe soles. Other figures found include musicians, acrobats and strongmen. Explore the Great Mosque of Xi’an in the city’s muslim quarter founded in the 8th century, which makes it the oldest and one of the most renowned mosques in the country. Visit the age of Neolithic history at the Ban Po village, which contains some of the best-preserved examples of several organized Neolithic settlements. The city of Xi’an is truly a cultural wellspring of impressive ancient artefacts, so ensure these iconic sites are part of your travel itinerary.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.