Shaanxi is a province located in central China, known for its rich cultural heritage. Evidence of its long history can be seen in the ruins of the ancient capitals Chang'an and Xi'an, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum is a must-see for any visitor to Shaanxi. It houses more than 8,000 life-size figures that were buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi in 210-209 BC. Other popular attractions include the Huaqing Hot Spring Palace where Emperor Xuanzong used to enjoy bathing during the Tang Dynasty; and Mount Huashan, one of China's five sacred mountains renowned for its breathtaking scenery and treacherous cliff paths. Shaanxi was home to both Confucius and Laozi, founders of Confucianism and Taoism respectively; thus making it an important center for Chinese culture and philosophy.