Xi’an is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties' ruling houses. In Xi’an’s surrounding plains are the famed Bingmayong (Terracotta Warriors), thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.
Mount Hua, or Hua Shan, or Xiyue, is a mountain located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 kilometres east of Xi'an. It is one of China's Five Great Mountains, and has a long history of religious significance.