Xi'an
With more than 3,000 years of history, Xi’an (“Western Peace”) is located in central northwest China and is a key part of modern China's heritage. This ancient city, once called “Chang’an” (“Eternal Peace”), was the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and served as the imperial seat of the Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tang dynasties. Xi’an, now the capital of Shaanxi province, still houses a spectacular trove of historical sites—including the famous Terracotta Warriors that were buried with the first Chinese emperor, Qin Shi Huang.