in the middle reaches of the Huanghe River, the province borders
on Inner Mongolia Autonomous
Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous
Region, Gansu, Sichuan,
and Shandong Provinces, and Chongqing
Municipality. Area: over 190000 km2..
The Province comprises three
distinct geographic natural regions - the northern upland plateau,
the southern mountainous region and the Guanzhong (Central Shaanxi)
Province is located in a subtropic humid monsoon climate zone. Its
northem part has a dry winter and spring, but a rainy summer and
autumn, while its southern part enjoys a temperate humid climate,
with abundant rainfall.
abundant historic sites and cultural relics, and famous mountains
and rivers, Shannxi has a developed tourist industry. The national
major famous scenic areas, such as Mt.Huashan, Mt.Lishan in Lintong,
Mt.Tiantai in Baoji, are all well-known to visitors both from home
and abroad. The world- famous Qin Shihuang Mausoleum was included
in the World Heritages in 1987. Other famous scenic spots include
Dayan (Wild Goose ) Pagoda, Stele Forest in Xi'an, Hot Spring in
Lintong, Banpo Primitive Society Ruins and Mt. Cuihua, etc.
products, such as pomegranate in Lintong, red date in Qingjian,
Maojian tea in Ziyang all very famous, and the Tang Tricoloured
glazed Pottery is also well-received by visitors.