I volunteered at a hospital in Xi'an, China for a month in 2005. Every morning I walked to work from the apartment I stayed at. Most afternoons, after work, I walked to the old city and wandered around there. One day I took a bike and had a great day riding farther than I'd ever get on foot. Almost at every turn there were scenes worth photographing. Let me show you this wonderful place.
Westerners were then, and I imagine still are, regarded with curiousity by the local population because there are not a large number of them walking the streets, even in the Old City. So you can be unlike the masses who come only to see the Terracotta Warriors and have fun in a safe city that gives you a taste of China in a way that can't be had in Beijing.
The thumbnail photo beside the title of this article shows City Hall with a flower sculpture on the lawn in front of it.