Home To The Famed Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an Is The Cradle Of Chinese Culture; John Oseid; Forbes

 

China – Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

The exhibit Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China is currently showing to big crowds at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). In mid-April, the collection will move to the Cincinnati Art Museum.

The blockbuster show which includes other ancient artifacts is a reminder that central Shaanxi province and the city of Xi’an where the warriors were unearthed are the cradle of Chinese culture.

Here below are suggestions for a stimulating trek through Xi’an which quickly reveals itself as a city with so many riches that you’ll need several days to do the town right.

With walls that measure an insane forty-feet in height and are just as wide on top to support 98 flanking towers, the embattlements that make up the old City Wall were begun in the 14th-century under the Ming Dynasty.

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