Xi'an Tips and FAQs
1. What is the weather like in Xi'an and when is the best time to travel there?
Xi'an is located in a warm temperate zone and has a continental and monsoon climate. It has distinctive four seasons and quite diverse weather year around. Winter is usually cold, and summer is usually hot. So the best time to travel to Xi'an is spring and fall.
2. What should I take along with me while I do Xi'an tours?
It is recommended that you bring comfortable shoes. You will undoubtedly be doing a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. Sunscreen is recommended, as well as carrying bottled water with you. If you are a photography lover, do not forget your camera, film, and batteries, or you will never forgive yourself.
3. What kind of vehicles is available for getting around in Xi'an?
In Xi'an, there are many options for getting around, such as taxis, buses, minibusses, pedicabs, and of course your private car.
4. What are accommodations like?
There are many star-rated hotels in Xi'an. At the same time, there are a lot of guesthouses available. Although they lack many of the amenities found in star-rated hotels, the guesthouses are family-run and quite clean.
5. What cuisine options are there in Xi'an? Are there other options besides only local foods?
The cuisine in Xi'an is quite diverse. In Xi'an, the local food has an almost endless variety and is far more delicious than anything you can find in a "Chinese" restaurant in the west. We highly suggest you try the foods. We are fairly certain you will love it. There are also many Western restaurants in Xi'an as well as McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and KFC.
6. What is the ATM system in Xi'an like?
Foreign currencies cannot be used directly in Xi'an, but you can exchange your money at the many Bank of China outlets throughout the province. Most major hotels in Xi'an will accept major credit cards. Your hotels also can change money for you and ATMs are easy to find.
7. Will there be problems with the language barrier?
Visitors to Yunnan do not need to worry about the language barrier. Each visitor will have an English-speaking tour guide, and most of the staff in the star-rated hotels can speak English.
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