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Xi'an Travel Guide

Xi'an, anciently known as Chang'an (meaning "eternal peace"), is the capital of Shaanxi Province and the biggest city in the northwest of China. It boasts a mild climate, fertile soil, beautiful scenery, abundant products, and numerous historical relics and sites.

Top experiences not to be missed

If you are first time to visit Xi’an, the major scenic spots with deeper cultural experiences are not to be missed.

  • To find the answer why the first exmpeor of Qinshihuang to built the Terracotta Army?
  • Walk or cycle around the Ancient city wall to feel and touch a piece of history.
  • Visit the priceless treasure displayed in the Shaanxi History Museum which tells the story of the 13 different Dynasties which used Xi’an as their base.
  • Walk on the narrow plank along the cliffside at Mount Huashan.

Best time to visit

Xian has four distinct seasons and moderate climate. Spring and autumn is the best time to visit china when the weather is pleasant.

Transportation

As a key transportation port and important municipality in the vast west China, it's easily reachable by train or air. There are some suggestions for transportation from Xi’an to popular cities:

From

To

Travel Time by High-speed Trains

By air

Xi'an

 

Shanghai

6½–7 h

2h 15mins

Beijing

5–6 h

2h

Chengdu

11-16 (no High-speed Train)

2h

Guangzhou

7–9 h

2h 45mins

Shenzhen

9–10 h

2h 50mins

Zhangjiajie

18 hour (no High-speed Train)

 

Guilin

10 h

2h 10mins

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Xi'an Travel Ideas

xian weather

Xi'an Weather

When is the best time for a visit

  • March to May when the blossoms are in full bloom.
  • September to November when the weather is pleasant are the best periods for visiting Xi’an

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xian transport

Xi'an Transport

How to get to Xi'an

  • The popular cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Guilin, Chengdu and Guangdong have direct flights to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.
  • High-speed-trains to Xi'an is convient.

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how to plan trip to xian

Xi'an Trip Planner

Plan a 3-Day Trip to Xi'an

  • This article will give you an idea of visit Xi'an by choosing the right time to go, what to see, how to get there, what to pack, and help you make with good plan.

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Xian food-Biangbiang mian

Xi'an Food

Which delicous food not to be missed for you?

  • No.1 Beef Or Mutton Paomo
  • No.2 Roujiamo (finely Chopped Pork Stuffed In Baked Pancake)
  • No.3 Cold Noodle (Liangpi)

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Popular Xi'an Tours

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

  Tailor-made