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Arriving early in the morning at a designated meeting spot near my hotel, I was happy to find only two other people -- a young British couple -- had joined the tour.

We took off in a mini-bus as our guide, Mr. Chi, explained some fundamental facts about Xian and its related history.

First stop was the Banpo Neolithic Village, 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of the city, and its oldest gem. Read full article »

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