Xi鈥檃n is the capital city of Shaanxi Province, the starting point of the ancient silk road, core zone of the 鈥淏elt and Road Initiative鈥?(BRI), the central city of the Northwest China. It is also one of the important national bases in scientific research, education and industry. In 1981, Xi鈥檃n was named as 鈥渢he famous historical city in the world鈥?by UNESCO. The city sits on an area of 10,752 km2 with over 10 million people.
Xi鈥檃n is one of the motherlands of Chinese civilization and was the capital city of 13 dynasties. With touristic attractions such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the City Wall, the Bell & Drum Towers, Huaqing Palace, the Great Tang Paradise, etc., Xi鈥檃n is also one of the best destinations and cities with best international image in China. Equally important, Xi鈥檃n is a city of higher education with over 100 universities [not the city, the province鈥?] and colleges and over a million college students.
Geographically, Xi鈥檃n is in the center of China, and you could travel to any city in China within a day by High Speed Train. For example, it takes about 3 hours to Chengdu (the panda bears city), 4 hours to Beijing (capital of China), and 7 hours to Shanghai (a renowned international metropolis). Xi鈥檃n Xianyang International Airport is also a hub with more than 150 direct domestic and international routes to many places of the world.