Xi’an, May 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached the Chinese city of Xi’an on the first leg of his three-nation tour that will see him visiting China, Mongolia and South Korea.

The Prime Minister was accorded with traditional welcome upon his arrival.

“Not an ordinary city. Not an ordinary welcome. Prime minister being greeted at Xi’an airport,” Vikas Swarup, spokerperson of the ministry of external affairs tweeted along with a picture of Modi.

Xi’an is the hometown of Chinese President Xi Jinping.