Xi'an is the oldest of China's Four Great
Ancient Capitals, serving as the
capital city of 13 dynasties spreading intermittently across a 1,100-year
period from 221 BC. It is often called the birthplace of Chinese
Xi'an was the eastern terminus
of the Silk Road, and
played a very important part in Chinese history.
Xi'an is characterized by and is proud of its ancient heritage, such as the world-renowned Terracotta Army. A visit to Xi'an is often
at the top of a traveler's to-do list.
See Xi'an Facts for more background information.
Where Xi'an Is
Xian Ancient City Wall
Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi Province, located in North Central China. It is about 2
hours by air from Beijing and 2½ hours
The Features of Xi'an
Xi'an is one of the four Chinese capitals of the world's ancient civilizations,
with a history of over 3,000 years. Read more about the History of Xi'an.
Xi'an boasts numerous historical sites and cultural relics, including 72 imperial
tombs and over 700 historical sites from ancient pagodas to the city wall. Six
of them were inscribed on the World Heritage List, including the Terracotta Warriors
and Horses and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
As famous as its cultural heritage, the variety of local snacks is another
feature of Xi'an. It is said that there are over 1,000 kinds of
snacks in Xi’an.
The 72-hour visa-free transit policy makes
Xi'an a more convenient destination.
Why and How the Terracotta Army Was Made
Top Things to Do in Xi'an
Xi'an is a melting pot of cultures and religions. It
offers countless things to do and see.
Witness the most significant archeological
excavation of the 20th century — the
Terracotta Warriors and Horses, accompanied by an expert guide.
or cycle on the ancient City
Wall for a nice view of Xi'an city.
Have a pleasant stroll to taste local snacks and buy souvenirs at
Pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum to discover the culture and history of China.
The Best Times to Visit Xi'an
The best time to visit Xi'an is in spring and autumn when the weather is cool but not too cold. The
rainy season occurs from July to September, although there isn't much
Try to avoid the Labor Day holiday (May
1–3) and the National Day holiday (October 1–7) when all
tourist sites are crowded with Chinese people.
Our Most Popular Xi'an Tours
Tour Xi'an with China Highlights.
Xi'an, one of the most popular tourist destinations in
China, attracts visitors with its rich historical and cultural heritage. It is
always put into the itinerary of first-time
visitors to China.
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interests and requirements, and we will tailor-make your Xi'an tour.