China - Shaanxi (Chapter)
This is the Shaanxi chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.
Shaanxi is where it began for China. As the heartland of the Qin dynasty, whose warrior emperor united much of China for the first time, Shaanxi was the cradle of Chinese civilisation and the fountainhead of Han culture.
- see what guardians an emperor enlists to protect him in the afterlife: the Army of Terracotta Warriors
- admire Xi’an’s classically styled, Tang-dynasty Big Goose Pagoda, the centrepiece for a stunning sound and light show
- watch the sun rise over the Qinling Mountains from atop Hua Shan, Taoism’s sacred and dramatic western peak
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Xi’an & Around, Hua Shan, Hancheng, Yulin.