China’s vast northwest provinces are more rugged and rural, isolated from the more modern cities close to the Pacific coast. The largest city in the region, Xi’an is considered the root of Chinese civilization and served as the capital of the country through 13 dynasties. Xi’an is home to the world’s largest city wall – wide enough for five bicycles to ride atop it – and a staggering collection of museums and ancient artifacts. One of the country’s most intriguing discoveries is also found here – the famed army of terracotta warriors buried to protect the first emperor of China, totaling over 8,000 soldiers on display in pits near the emperor’s mausoleum.
Trace the route of the ancient Silk Road through the modern-day Gansu, Xinjiang, and Shaanxi provinces. Two sections of the route once converged at Kashgar in the Taklamakan Desert and the city remains an important trade hub today, hosting the largest bazaar in Asia.
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