Posts Tagged ‘Xi’an’

The ancient capital of Xi’an

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Located in the northwest of China, Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province, is one of the oldest cities in China with more than 3,100 years of history. The ancient walled city is home to the famous terracotta warriors and also has many other historical relics and attractive natural scenery. Find our more in the Shenzhen Daily article Xi’an: Experience Chinese culture in ancient capital.

China’s top 10 leisure cities

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The China Tourism Association has announced the 2011 list of top 10 leisure cities in China – find out more in the China Daily article China’s top 10 leisure cities announced.

Xi’an Horticultural Expo opens 28 April

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

The Xi’an Horticultural Expo opens on 28 April and concludes on 22 October 2011. A large number of cities and organisations from China and abroad will participate in this major event which is expected to attract 12 million visitors. The expo’s theme is “Eternal peace & harmony between nature & mankind, nurturing the future earth – a city for nature, co-existing in peace”.

The expo is located on Guangyun Lake and covers a total area of 418 hectares, and is based on a pattern of “two circles, two axes, and five groups”. “Five groups” includes Chang’an Park, Creativity Park, Five-Continent Park, Sci-tech Park and Experience Park. The main buildings include Chang’an Tower, Greenhouse, Theme Pavilion and the Guangyun Entrance. The Five Major Horticultural Scenic Spots are the Chang’an Flower Valley, Colorful Plants from Qinling Mountains, Flowers along the Silk Road, Overseas Collections and Flower Rainbow over the Ba River. The Three Characteristic Zones refers to Romance by the Ba River, Southeast Asian Street and European Avenue.

2000 year old West Han tomb opened

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Archeologists in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province are about to open an ancient tomb in a southern suburb of Xi’an that dates back some 2,000 years. Find out more in the CNTV story 2000-Year-Old West Han Tomb Opened.

China’s Terracotta Warriors march on Sydney

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

An exhibition has opened in Sydney Australia, presenting over 120 ancient artifacts from China. Included in the display are 10 of the world-renowned terracotta warriors and horses, and other significant recent finds from the First Emperor Qin Shihuang’s mausoleum located in Shaanxi province of northwest China. To read more or view the video visit CNTV Culture Express story China’s Terracotta Warriors march on Sydney.