A report on ShaanxiSui dynasty and Guanzhong

Sui dynasty c. 609
China during the warring states period. Guanzhong (Qin) is the southeast corner of the rectangle formed by the Yellow and Wei rivers.
Shaanxi People's Government
Sui China divisions under Yangdi (western regions not depicted)
Shaanxi cuisine
Administrative division of the Sui dynasty circa 610 AD
Terracotta Army
A Sui dynasty pilgrim flask made of stoneware
Education Department of Shaanxi Province
Tomb of An Bei panel showing a Sui dynasty banquet with Sogdian dance and music, 589 AD.
Shaanxi Science and Technology Museum
Chinese swords of the Sui dynasty, about 600, found near Luoyang. The P-shaped furniture of the bottom sword's scabbard is similar to and may have been derived from sword scabbards of the Sarmatians and Sassanians.
Temple of the Chenghuangshen (City God) of Weinan.
Strolling About in Spring, by Zhan Ziqian, Sui era artist
Guangren Temple of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in Xi'an.
Model of a Pipa Player, Sui Dynasty
Road to the stupa of the Famen Temple (Chinese Buddhist).
A Sui dynasty stone statue of the Avalokitesvara Boddhisattva (Guanyin)
Temple of Xuanyuan in Huangling, Yan'an.
Yang Guang depicted as Emperor of Sui

Guanzhong (, formerly romanised as Kwanchung) region, also known as the Guanzhong Basin, Wei River Basin, or uncommonly as the Shaanzhong region, is a historical region of China corresponding to the crescentic graben basin within present-day central Shaanxi, bounded between the Qinling Mountains in the south (known as Guanzhong's "South Mountains"), and the Huanglong Mountain, Meridian Ridge and Long Mountain ranges in the north (collectively known as its "North Mountains").

- Guanzhong

Founded by Emperor Wen of Sui, the Sui dynasty capital was Chang'an (which was renamed Daxing, modern Xi'an, Shaanxi) from 581–605 and later Luoyang (605–618).

- Sui dynasty

Xi'an – which includes the sites of the former Chinese capitals Fenghao and Chang'an – is the provincial capital as well as the largest city in Northwest China and also one of the oldest cities in China and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, being the capital for the Western Zhou, Western Han, Jin, Sui and Tang dynasties.

- Shaanxi

The province is geographically divided into three parts, namely Northern, Central and Southern Shaanxi.

- Shaanxi

The state capital of Chang'an (Daxing), while situated in the militarily secure heartland of Guanzhong, was remote from the economic centers to the east and south of the empire.

- Sui dynasty

Since the Western Zhou dynasty, the area was the capital region of China for a total of 12 dynasties including the Qin, Western Han, Sui, and Tang.

- Guanzhong

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Remains of carriages and horses in Fenghao during the Western Zhou (11th–8th cent.BC)


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Remains of carriages and horses in Fenghao during the Western Zhou (11th–8th cent.BC)
East Gate of Xi'an
Meibei Lake, Huyi District, Xi'an
Map including Xi'an (labeled as HSI-AN (SIAN) (walled)) (AMS, 1955)
Muslim Quarter in Xi'an
A pavilion of the City God Temple of Xi'an.
Xi'an Second Ring Road
Xi'an Hi-Tech Industries Development Zone
Xi'an Jiaotong University

Xi'an (, ; ; Chinese: ), frequently spelled as Xian and also known by other names, is the capital of Shaanxi Province.

A sub-provincial city on the Guanzhong Plain, the city is the third most populous city in Western China, after Chongqing and Chengdu, as well as the most populous city in Northwest China.

Known as Chang'an in much of its history, Xi'an is one of the Chinese Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Western Zhou, Western Han, Sui, Northern Zhou and Tang.