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An army of terracotta warriors and some beautiful murals!

June 8th 2006
Since Xi'an was founded 3,100 years ago, it has served as China's capital during 13 dynasties; in total for over 1,000 years. It used to be the Eastern terminus of the ancient Silk Road trading route, which connected China to Central Asia and beyond. The result of the city's important role in the Orient's history is a staggering 35,000+ historical sites which can be found in Xi'an and the surround ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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