played a very important part in Chinese history as the imperial
capital during 12 dynasties from 1,000 BC
to 1,000 AD.
It is also
the starting point of the Silk Road.
Xi’an became famous by the Terra Cotta Warriors, a collection of 8,099
life-size terra cotta figures, located near the Mausoleum of the
First Qin Emperor.
terracotta figures were buried with the emperor after his death
in 210 BC.
They were discovered in 1974 when a local farmer was digging a well.
Going to China and not seeing the Terracotta Army is like going
to Egypt and missing the Pyramids.
Chengdu - also known as the hibiscus city - with its old and
colorful traditions, has been a famous cultural center for the past
Located just 10km (6miles) away from downtown Chengdu, the Chengdu
Panda Breeding Research Center imitates the pandas' natural habitat,
in order to provide them with the best possible environment for
rearing and breeding. In this way you can observe the pandas in
their natural habitat.
Giant pandas, lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as
well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there
throughout the year. Verdant bamboo, bright flowers, fresh air, a
natural hill scene and a beautiful artificial lake view are merged
ingeniously at the center.