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Introduction

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Shaanxi (陕西) is a province in the north central area of China and is considered to be the traditional heart of China. It is known for Xi'an, the original capital of China. Shaanxi was also the hiding spot for the Communists and the Koumingtang during the Japanese occupation of China during World War II. This dusty mountainous province of China has much more to offer than just Xi'an and is worth exploring.

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Geography

Shaanxi is a dry province. Even though at one time it was the bread basket of China today it has turned into a sandy plateau with irrigated farms and mountains. Shaanxi shares borders with Shanxi, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan, Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia.

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Cities

  • Xi'an is the famous historical home to the Terracotta Army.
  • Hua Shan
  • Xianyang
  • Yan'an is where the communist hid out from 1936 to 1947.
  • Yulin

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Getting There

By Plane

There are 3 airports in Shaanxi province with connections outside the province:

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Getting Around

By Plane

Flights within the province are operated by Hainan Airlines between 5 airports:

By Train

Several train lines crisscross the province with Xi'an at the center.

By Car

Several good highways link cities and towns within Shaanxi, with Xi'an as a centre.

By Bus

The smaller towns are best accessed by bus from nearby bigger cities.

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