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Xian, the capital of 13 ancient Chinese dynasties, is the top tourist destination renowned for its world heritage sites, such as Terracotta Warriors, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. It's one of the four ancient capitals in the world with a rich history, fascinating culture, and unique Shaanxi food culture. As the eastern departure point of the Silk Road, Xian is a place where people can embrace old and new cultures.

Xian's legacy spans over 3,000 years, with a history that includes several important dynasties, imperial palaces sites, and famous landmarks. You can explore the city's many historical attractions, such as the Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Shaanxi History Museum, and Hanyangling Mausoleum. Xian (formerly Chang'an) used to be the largest, most populous, cosmopolitan, and civilized city in the world, as well as a hub of diverse ethnic identities and religious beliefs. When you arrive in Xian, you'll surely love to travel back to Chang'an to see China's First Emperor's 8,000 Terracotta Army from the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) and imagine its golden time in Tang Dynasty (618-904) through its world heritage sites, streets, museums...

Check this Ultimate Xian Travel Guide to view the latest travel information, including best places to visit, top attractions to see, things to do, best time to visit, how to get to and around, and recommended travel itineraries for ultimate planning. Get inspired!

Xian Travel Essentials - Travel to Xian Before You Go

If you're planning a trip to Xian, it's important to keep some travel essentials in mind to ensure a smooth and enjoyable Xian tour. To help you prepare, we've compiled a list of useful articles related to Xian travel that you should read before you go. These articles will provide you with valuable tips and insights on everything from transportation and best time to attractions and things to do. 
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Explore Xian Top Attractions on Map

Looking to explore the vibrant and historic city of Xian? Using the following active Xian map to plan your itinerary can be a great way to discover the city's top destinations and hidden gems. With so much to see and do, this Xian map can help you prioritize your time and make the most of your Xian trip. From iconic landmarks like the City Wall and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda to bustling markets and delicious street food, Xian has something for everyone to enjoy.

Best Things to Do in Xian

What are the best things to do in Xian? Xian is a vibrant and fascinating city that offers visitors a wealth of experiences, from exploring ancient landmarks like the City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, to sampling delicious street food and shopping in bustling markets. To make the most of your time, be sure to check out classic things to do, fun things to do and things to do in Xian at night.
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Xian Travel Itineraries 2023/2024

Take a unique Xian tour and explore the ancient capital with best local prices! We offer a variety of carefully designed Xian tours, including Classic Xian Tours, Terracotta Warriors Tours, Day Tours, and Mount Huashan Tours, tailored to meet your needs and desires. Whether you prefer a private tour with a flexible itinerary or a small group tour without compromising on quality, Asia Odyssey Travel has the perfect tour for you, ensuring that your journey to Xian is a worry-free vacation.If you're looking to extend your stay in Xian into a longer vacation, Asia Odyssey Travel also offers a range of inspiring ideas through our China tours from Xian. Our professional travel consultants are ready to assist you in customizing a tailor-made Xian Tour at the best local price. Don't hesitate to contact us to start planning your dream trip to Xian today!

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Xian is a great destination for a family tour. There are plenty of attractions and activities that are suitable for all ages, such as the Terracotta Warriors (world Heritage), the Ancient City Wall,...
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What to visit in Xian? This 4-day Xian World Heritage tour is one of our best-selling Xian tours, covering the most popular tourist attractions in Xian, including three World Heritage Sites: the Ter...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xian Travel
  • 1. How long should I spend in Xian?+

    The amount of time you should spend in Xian depends on your travel plans and interests. A typical itinerary includes 2 to 3 days to visit the major attractions in Xian, but it is possible to spend more time if you want to explore the city and its surrounding areas in more depth.

  • 2. What are the must-see attractions in Xian?+

    Xian has many must-see attractions, including the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, the Ancient City Wall, the Shaanxi History Museum, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Muslim Quarter.

  • 3. What are the Terracotta Warriors?+

    Those terracotta warriors and horses  were made about 2,200 years ago. They are life-size terracotta warriors to defend the army of Qin Shihuang (which was the first emperor in Chinese history). Those warriors and horses were discovered in March 1974.

  • 4. What is the best time of year to visit Xian?+

    Xian is a historical destination that can be visited throughout the year. However, the best seasons to visit are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather is mild and pleasant, with comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds. Additionally, the springtime brings beautiful cherry blossoms to the city, while autumn offers stunning fall foliage. If you're interested in experiencing Xian's winter season, you can visit during this time to view the snowy landscapes and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Spring Festival (also known as Chinese New Year), which typically falls in late January or early February.

  • 5. How do I get to Xian from other parts of China?+

    Xian is well connected to other parts of China by air and train, with regular flights and high-speed trains available from major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Dunhuang, Pingyao, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, and more. If you have specific travel ideas or transportation preferences, our travel experts are happy to help you arrange the best transportation option for your needs.

  • 6. What are the best options for accommodation in Xian?+

    Xian offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget hostels to luxury hotels. Popular areas to stay in Xian include the city center, near the Bell Tower, and near the South Gate of the Ancient City Wall. Before booking your Xian tour, let us know your preferred hotel class (3 star, 4 star, or 5 star) and we can provide a list of hotels for your reference.

  • 7. What types of cuisine can I expect to try in Xian?+

    Xian is famous for its delicious cuisine, including dishes like biang biang noodles, rou jia mo (Chinese-style hamburgers), and yangrou paomo (lamb soup with bread). The city is also renowned for its street food, especially in the Muslim Quarter. If you're interested in trying dumplings, we offer a family visit experience where you can learn to make dumplings or a Dumpling Dinner (Jiaozi Banquet) where you can enjoy a variety of dumplings.

  • 8. Are there any day trips or excursions from Xian that I should consider?+

    There are many day trips from Xian, including a visit to the nearby Huashan Mountain (Mount Hua), a hike along the Hukou Waterfall, or a trip to the nearby city of Luoyang to see the Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Kungfu at Shaolin Temple.

    Check the sample itineraries from Xian:

    >> 4 Days Xian Panorama Tour with Mount Huashan Hiking

    >> 4 Days Luoyang Longmen Grottoes & Shaolin Kungfu Experience from Xian

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