Except for its old city wall, some 8 mi/12 km around, Xi'an, China, (pronounced SHE-on
) looks like any other large industrial city. Xi'an is located 550 mi/885 km southwest of Beijing.
However, Xi'an holds several important treasures: Foremost is the Qin Army Vault Museum, home to the army of 2,200-year-old terra-cotta soldiers unearthed 25 mi/40 km east of town. More than 8,000 life-size ceramic soldiers, chariots and horses have been uncovered—only a fraction of the total believed bur... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.