A millennium reign, 12 legendary emperors and the terminus of the Silk Road.


Presiding over the Guanzhong Basin, Xi’an is a legendary Chinese city that served as the seat of 12 imperial capitals over more than a thousand years. Once the terminus of the fabled Silk Road, Xi’an is bound by the Weihe River along its southern border and the Qinling Mountains to the north. Home to hundreds of palaces and temples, the legendary Terracotta Warriors, the Three Han Palaces and remnants of its Ming-era walls, Xi’an offers an incredible line-up of historic attractions. But there’s also a thriving, modern metropolis here with strong cosmopolitan offerings.