Port Profile: Xi’an, China

A popular stop on many Asian river cruise itineraries, Xi’an is an impressive Chinese city perhaps most famous for its incredible Terracotta Army. One of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an’s history dates back more than 3,000 years and was known as Chang’an before the reign of the Ming Dynasty.

Terracotta Warriors near Xi'an, China. Photo courtesy of Uniworld River Cruises

Today, Xi’an is a popular river cruise destination, as well as being the epicenter of China’s national security and space exploration programs. In English, Xi’an literally means “western peace.”

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