The ancient city of Xi’an is known throughout the world for one thing…the Terra Cotta Warriors. These warriors are indeed and impressive site to see and are reason enough to visit the walled city, but once there they are only the tip of the iceberg.
Xi’an itself served as the eastern terminus of the silk road and therefore became a must for us to visit. We’d done our best to retrace the silk road all the way from Istanbul and although the journey was not easy, it was memorable and exciting. Xi’an was the last place we’d see evidence of the Central Asian peoples and their Chinese Uyuger counterparts. One evening we took a long walk along the wall of the city which is where we took this photo. Although the Terra Cotta warriors are being unearthed now, in the present, most of Xi’an’s charms and history has been on display and up against the effects of the weather for centuries.
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IF YOU GO: Xi’an is best enjoyed by staying inside or near the city center. Don’t be afraid to walk around and through the city’s markets. If you’re interested in getting out to see the warriors however, don’t forget to read our experience before you go!