Xi'an

Xi'an travel guide & travel ideas

I bet Terracotta Warriors and Horses sounds familiar to you. Xi'an, where the Army locates, is one of world's top four ancient capitals, a must for first-time travelers to China. If you are planning on a Xi'an tour, feel free to expect more since you are about to travel to the place where Chinese civilization flourished and reached its climax.

Beyond the Terracotta Army, we have the best-preserved Ancient City Wall, the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda which directed by monk Xuan Zang, fabulous Tang Dynasty Show, etc. Oh! Do count the Jiaozi Banquet in, I never knew Jiaozi could have almost 20 different flavors and be presented in such an exquisite way.

The night is still young, how about a time journey back to 1400 years ago? Wander along the Great Tang All Day Mall, the glamour and prosperity of the Tang Dynasty are out there waiting for you.

Most historical relics of Xi'an are related to the imperial family or Buddhism. For folk cultures, I suggest going to Hu County to see peasant paintings - deep-rooted in folk cultures like drama, dance, fete, etc. The paintings are of rustic and artistic charm.

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Travel ideas about Xi'an

Best of Xi'an

A classic 2 or 3-day itinerary covering the best of Xi'an is enough for you to get an insight to brilliant Chinese culture, the overwhelming Terracotta Warriors and Horses, magnificent Ancient City Walls and the Bell Tower… quite different from ever-changing Beijing and Shanghai, Xi'an still holds on something more traditional and profound.

Recommended tours: Xi'an City Break Classic Xi'an Tour Authentic Xi'an Explorer Golden Triangle Tour: Beijing, Xi'an & Shanghai

Cycling on the City Wall

If you have been to Beijing, you may feel sorry for her lack of city wall. Here in Xi'an, the well- preserved ancient city wall will bring you back to the glorious past of Xi'an as capital for many dynasties. How about a bike ride here? Definitely a fresh and funny experience for all ages!

Recommended tours: Terracotta Warriors & Ancient City Wall

Countryside folk art

Most historical relics of Xi'an are related to the imperial family or Buddhism. For folk cultures, I suggest going to Hu County to see peasant paintings, which are deep-rooted in folk cultures like drama, dance, fete, etc. The paintings are of rustic and artistic charm.

Recommended tours: Xi'an Local Cultural Tour

Extend to Mt. Huashan

For nature lovers, you need to stay here for another two days. The Mt. Huashan located some 120km east of Xi'an, is one of five great mountains of China. Why not enjoy its breathtaking landscapes after you tasted the history of Xi'an?

Recommended tours: Xi'an Highlights Tour with Extension to Mt. Hua

Xi'an Vintage Sidecar Exploration

It is not crazy but extremely memorable to take a vintage sidecar tour in the hometown of Terracotta Warriors. Without seeing streets from windows of a van or a high floor of a hotel, riding in this motorbike with an experienced driver who can introduce those hidden secrets of Xi'an in English fluently, and you will discover this profound city from an insider view by reaching those places which are regarded as treasures there. Check more details about Xi'an sidecar tour.

Recommended tours: Xi'an Sidecar Tour

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