Xi'an is the capital of the Shaanxi province. As one of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history, the city is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Xi'an is the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army.

Seven styles of architecture dominate urban Xi'an, the first three include the architecture of Qin and Han dynasties, the architecture of Tang Dynasty and the architecture of Ming and Qing dynasties.