Weather: It is cold in November. The average daily high is only 12 °C (54 °F), and there is a big temperature drop between daytime and nighttime. At night it drops down to a chilly 3 °C (37 °F). It often starts to snow in November, and it will snow occasionally until about February or March. Though it is cold, it is actually very dry so this makes it more comfortable. November is one of the driest months. There is only about 6 days of rain or snow a month, and the precipitation is about 24 mm each November. The average humidity is 74 percent. In the winter, Xi'an has a big dust and smog problem.
Clothing: You'll need to bring warm winter clothing. Many people put on dusk masks during smoggy days, and these might prove useful for you too.
Qianling Mausoleum: This mausoleum is on Liang Mountain (Liang Shan) about 80 kilometers from Xi'an. It is one of the major attractions around the city. However, it is off the usual path for tour groups, and many people enjoy the scenery and even the trip there for that reason. The route to the mausoleum is along rural roads. This will give you a chance to see a typical Chinese countryside.
See the Terracotta Warriors: This is considered one of the great archeological sites of the world and a must see in the Xi'an region. The museum and the excavation site is quite big, and you can spend hours touring the museum and viewing the fascinating details of their countenances and the excavated artifacts.
It is Xi'an's top attraction, and it's the highlight of many tourists' trip to China. Let us help you schedule a tour of this great site. Our 2-Day Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Tour is our best-selling Xi'an tour. It combines the must-see Terracotta Warriors with some of Xian's essential attractions in 2 days.
The city is less crowded. Good discounts on hotel rooms and flights are easy to get. It will save you a lot of money to travel in low season. Let our Xi'an travel experts help you book your hotel rooms, flights and train tickets.
We can help you see the best of Xi'an. Our tours are developed through years of experience and customer feedback, reasonably priced, and can be customized to your requirements.
If you prefer to plan your own itinerary, we offer a personalized Xi'an tour. If you are interested in touring the ancient capital including any of these places or just want to book reservations for hotels, contact us.
Hi Cathy, from April to November is the best time for taking the Yangtze River Cruise. We can book it for you. When would you like to take it, please? How long will you stay in China? How many people are there in your group? Do you have any cruise ship in your mind? If not, please let me know above the information, then we give you some suggestions. You can fly to Shanghai, Chongqing, Wuhan or Yichang first.Whitney Liao replied on 2013-01-01
Hi Doris, usually it doesn't snow in early November. But it could be very cold. Please prepare thick clothes like sweaters and down jackets. Before you set off, please keep an eye on the weather forecast.Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-04
I suggest that you should spend one more day in Beijing as there are more to see.
In Xi'an we recommend the following attractions: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Forest of Stele Museum, Muslim Quarters, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shadow Play in the Gao Courtyard. If you like night show, Tang Dynastic musical show are recommended.
In Beijing , we recommend the following places: The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Temple of Heaven, Confucian Mansion, The Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing Ancient Observatory, Beijing Zoo, Hutong Tour in Xicheng District. if you like shopping, you should consider Hongqiao market near Temple of Heaven and Panjiayuan weekend market.
For night show, you can choose Peking opera, Kungfu show and Acrobatic show.