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Shaanxi (陕西; Shǎnxī), pronounced roughly Shahn-see, is a north-central province of China, and includes portions of the Loess Plateau on the middle reaches of the Yellow River as well as the Qinling Mountains across the southern part of the province.


Map of Shaanxi
  • 1 Xi'an - Capital city of Shaanxi Province, starting point of the ancient Silk Road, known for its army of terracotta warriors.
  • 2 Yan'an - center of Chinese revolution in 1937, nicknamed the "Cradle of the Revolution"
  • 3 Yulin - garrison town on the Great Wall of China in the time of the Ming dynasty
  • 4 Shenmu - garrison town on the Great Wall of China in the time of the Ming dynasty
  • 5 Hanzhong
  • 6 Baoji
  • Tongchuan
  • 7 Xianyang

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Hukou Waterfall


Shaanxi is a land-locked province in the middle reaches of the Yellow River. During a span of 1,100 years, 13 dynasties had their capital cities in Shaanxi, with a total of 73 emperors ruling supreme there. The land of Shaanxi is dotted with 60 paleoanthropologic, Paleolithic and Neolithic sites, 72 large-scale tombs of emperors, 20 or so imperial palaces, 2,604 ancient buildings, and 1,200 old temples and monasteries. Overall, you could say that Shaanxi Province is a colossal natural and historical museum for the world to visit.

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