Located in the north western parts of China, in the middle reaches of the Yellow River, the province of Shaanxi can be said to lie in the very center of China. With its rich cultural background, amazing
The Yellow River that flows through Shaanxi province contributes a lot to the economic prosperity of this region. Shaanxi occupies the most fertile of lands. As such the northern parts of Shaanxi experiences temperate and semi-arid climate and the southern parts have sub-tropical and humid climate. Shaanxi is quite a wet place and receives almost 1000 millimeters of rainfall on a yearly average basis. If you are planning to visit Shaanxi then you should go there in spring or autumn because these are the two seasons when the natural beauty of Shaanxi is at its peak.
The historical background of Shaanxi is the pride of the place. Shaanxi boasts of being one of the most important sights of ancient Chinese civilization. Some of the earliest inhabitants of China made Shaanxi their home. Shaanxi saw the rise and fall of as many as thirteen Chinese dynasties that made this province their main seat of administration. Some of the important dynasties to have ruled over Shaanxi were the Zhou, the Qin, the Han, and the Tang. Even today Shaanxi has many of the remnants and ruins of its ancient past that has earned it the epithet of 'authentic history museum' in China.
With a population of more than thirty eight million people, Shaanxi is home to many types of ethnic races and diverse culture. The people are well-educated and maintain good standards of living.
Major Attractions in Shaanxi
- City Wall in Xian
- Xian Forest of Stone Steles Museum
- Big Goose Pagoda in Xian
- Famen Temple
- Bell Tower and the Drum Tower
- Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors in Xian