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Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China. It’s one of the four ancient capitals of China, and the starting point of the Silk Road. Xi’an is most famous for the terra cotta warrior army. The city was also the first city in China to be introduced to Islam and now has a large Muslim community, giving the city a culture and character unique from the rest of China.

These are my 20 favourite photos I took from when I was in Xi’an from May 20 to 28, 2015.

Many identical developments are being built around Xi’an.

I can’t put up a photoset of Xi’an without including a photo of the terra cotta army, can I?

Huashan, one of China’s five great mountains, is a day trip away from Xi’an.

Relatives try to find matches for their sons and daughters, posting up their profiles in the Xi’an People’s Park.

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