Located in central China’s Shaanxi Province, Xi’an records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang’an in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terra-cotta Army Museum known as one of the eight wonders of the world, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage. Visitors marvel at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in and around the city.
Xi’an is also an important economic, cultural, industrial and educational center of the central and northwest region, providing visitors with modern and historical taste of the country. It’s also convenient to travel to other parts of the country, e.g. Beijing, Shanghai, or Guilin, since Xi’an is located in central China.
Here is more information about Xi’an from Wikipedia.