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Shaanxi Province is located in the heart of China. Shaanxi is an inland province, It's also the important transport hub with population of more than 36 million in an area of over 200,000 square kilometers. Shaanxi's capital is the famous ancient city - Xian.
 

Situation
Shaanxi neighbors Shanxi province to the east, and is separated from Shanxi by the Yellow River. It borders Gansu to the west, and Henan, Hubei and Sichuan to the south-east and the south; to the north and north-west respectively. It is adjacent to Inner Mongolia autonomous region and Ningxai Hui autonomous region.

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Weather & Temperature
Shaanxi Province's climate is temperate and semi-arid in the north and subtropical and humid in the south. Annual average temperature of Shaanxi is between 8C and 16C and its annual rainfall averages from 400 millimeters to 1000 millimeters. Spring and fall are the best times to visit Shaanxi, since the winters are cold and summer is often rainy.

 
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The Terracotta Warriors of Qin Dynasty

Long history and magnificent culture have given the area many tourism resources. Shaanxi is very rich in cultural relics having a high density, huge number and high standard of relics. It is ranked No. 1 in the world. Examples of this exceptional storehouse of history are : The Terracotta Warriors of Qin Dynasty which is one of the Eight Wonders of the world and the Famen Temple which houses the Sakyamuni Budha's finger bone and Xians ancient City Wall is renowned at home and abroad. Shaanxi loess plateau, and the natural scenery in the south of Shaanxi are all very charming; Mt. Huashan (West High Mountain), waterfall in Hukou, and Qinling National Environmental Preserve all have very distinctive natural sceneries.

   

Transportation
Shaanxi is comparatively advanced in transportation. The major means of transportation for traveling are flights, railway and highway.

By Air - There are airports in Xian, Yanan, Yulin, Ankang and Hanzhong in Shaanxi Province. Xians, Xianyang international airport is the biggest in the north-west region and the No. 4 in China... Learn More Xian Airport

By Train - The Long-Hai Railway runs across Shaanxi region and connects Huan Mountain, Lintong, Xian, Xianyang and Baoji; trains are available to Yanan, Tongchuan and Ankang in Xian.

By Bus - Xian is the hub of the highway system in Shaanxi and here there are nine national roads that radiate from this hub. It is the no. 2 highway interchange in China, next to Beijing. Freeways run from Xian to Tongchuan, Huan Mountain, Tongguan, Xianyang and Baoji.

 

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Shaanxi is both a base area of Chinese new-democratic revolution and a place with unique folk customs. The loud resounding Shaanxi opera, the joyous clattering of gongs and drums, the exquisite cut - paper art and the peasants' paintings full of a rich flavor of life attract more and more tourists' attention from home and abroad. - Just to explore the Shaanxi for yourself!

 

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