China Hong KongAlong with those warriors, Xi’an is ready to bloom with flowers.

Silk Road city is coming up roses

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Xi'an says it wants to become a city “where avenues, parks and paths are designed on plant colour, smell, size and season”.
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The project will add gardens that cover more than six million square metres with 50 flower-lined streets. Major construction projects include six theme parks and two heritage parks. 

Xi'an, once an imperial city of China, has launched a "Flower City" project to build a system of flower-lined streets, gardens and paths, as well as flower-filled galleries and fields. 

The project will add gardens that cover more than six million square metres with 50 flower-lined streets. Major construction projects include six theme parks and two heritage parks. 

City official Li Pingwei said the projects aim not only to shape a green city through significantly improving the coverage of flowers and plants, but also to reproduce the charm of flower appreciation in ancient times

"Xi'an was the starting point of the famous Silk Road. Centuries ago, it was one of the largest cities in the world. Thousands of international traders and merchants gathered to this promising land full of green and fortune. 

“We would like to recreate the ecosystem of that day for guests from all around the world," Li said.

Centred in the ancient city area and expanded to the new town, the project will cover both functional and leisure areas from highways and roads around hotels to parks and local communities. 

Xi'an says it wants to become a city “where avenues, parks and paths are designed on plant colour, smell, size and season and are differentiated on a regional basis, forming distinctive landscapes”.

In addition, green industries will be involved, including the introduction of a flower industry to the city. 

Xi'an is an international tourist destination with over 3,000 years of history and world-renowned attractions such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and its ancient City Wall. 

The city was the starting point of the Silk Road, an ancient network of trade routes established during China's Han Dynasty that linked the East and the West in commerce.


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