Picturing China: A Photographic Tour of Xi’an

For 2,000 years, Xi’an — once known as Chang’an — served as the imperial capital of China, witnessing the rise and fall of eleven dynasties. The contemporary urban landscape thus reflects this rich historical heritage and, unlike many other major cities, much of its architectural history has been preserved and now serve as major sites for visitors from all over the world. See the photo gallery here »