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Xi'an Travel Guide

Xi'an Travel Guide

Written by Ruby ZhaoUpdated Sep. 26, 2023

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.

Often called the birthplace of Chinese civilization, 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.

Xi'an is located in North Central China. It is about 2 hours by air from Beijing and 2½ hours from Shanghai.

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Xi'an

How to Plan a Trip to Xi'an

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Top Private Xi'an Tours

These are the most popular Xi'an itineraries for visiting the classic sights. Similar itineraries never mean the same experience. Instead of just show you around, we create unique Xi'an experiences: interactions with local people and culture.

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3-Day Xi'an Tour with Must-see Attractions and Unique Experiences
  • Meet terracotta warriors from 2,200 years ago
  • Make your own terracotta warriors in a cave dwelling
The Mt.Huashan
4-Day Xi'an and Huashan Mountain Tour
  • Stand on the top of Mt Hua, Taoism's sacred mountain
  • Unveil secrets of the Terracotta Army
Xi'an ancient city wall
1-Day Xi'an Highlights Tour
  • Explore top 3 things to do on tripadvisor in one day
  • Taste local snacks and the flavor of life in the Muslim Quarter
Muslim quarter
2-Day Beijing to Xi'an by High-Speed Rail
  • Admire the Terracotta Warriors
  • Taste exotic atmosphere at Muslim Quarter
The Great Wall hiking
12-Day When Your Summer Vacation Meets Chinese Culture
  • Enjoy amazing sunset on the Great Wall
  • Discover Shanghainese secret-recipe summer dishes
Zhangjiajie landscapes
14-Day China Natural Wonders Discovery
  • Hike along the Great Wall.
  • Challenge yourself on the Glass Bridge.
8-Day Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai Tour

Explore China's ancient glory and its modernity with our top itinerary.

11-Day Beijing – Xi'an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for first-timers
  • Discover the picturesque rural China 
2-Week Beijing– Xi'an–Zhangjiajie– Guilin–Shanghai Tour
  • The best choice for nature lovers
  • Witness the Hallelujah Mountains
11-Day Beijing- Xi'an-Guilin- Shanghai
  • Top family itinerary
  • Experience China's countryside life together
2-Week Private Tour: Beijing–Xi'an–Lhasa-Shanghai
  • The best choice for ones who have a Tibet dream
  • Pay your respects at the pilgrim's holy palace.

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