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Xian’s Treasures

Sep 20th, 2009 | By

Pronounced ‘She-ann’ this central north-western city located in the province of Shannxi is one of the four great ancient capitals of China. Not only has it been the capital city throughout 13 of Chinas major dynasties but it also marks the start point of the countries famous Silk Road. The city has been in existence for well over 3000 years and thankfully for us travellers a significant amount of this history remains for us to marvel at including an impressive fortified wall surrounded by a moat built some 600 hundred years ago during the Ming Dynasty although this was only to replace an earlier earth wall constructed by Emperor Liu Bang in 198BC.