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Light railway to Run through Ancient Chinese Capital in April

Date: 2012.02.21 Editor: Evelyn Shi

Construction of Xi'an light railway is expected to be completed by the end of April, according to the local authorities. With a length of 9.3 kilometers, this railway line has 11-stop in total. Visitors to Xi'an, an ancient city with numerous historical sites in northwestern China, will soon be able to appreciate the city's heritages by the light railway.


The railway line will pass several of the northwestern city's most famous scenic spots, including the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is a 1,360-year-old Buddhist pagoda, the Tang Paradise, a large royal-garden-like theme park, as well as a lake park and a Tang city wall relics park.


Xi'an, served as the ancient capital for twelve dynasties, is home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors. In ancient times it was called Chang'an, and was the eastern terminal of the Silk Route.