From about 200 BC to 1000 AD, Xi'an (named Chang'an at the ancient time) was the capital and once the most important city of China in history. The first unified dynasty in China, the great Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC), buried its Terra-Cotta Army underground Xi'an. Many exquisite relics from the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) have been unearthed not far away. Meanwhile, the city is like a flashback of the Tang Dynasty(618-907AD), which reached the peak of imperial China. Besides, Xi'an's folk culture and food is a wonderful plus to your travel experience. Xi'an also is the starting point of the Silk Road. In the Tang period, this city has the most diversified ethnics from various countries at that time. The Muslim Quarter, located in downtown Xi'an, is a heritage of that and one of the best places to taste local food.