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Xi'an

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About Xi'an

Xi’an City is one of the world's four great ancient cities, being most famous for its role as the starting point of the Silk Road. In the past, it was previously known as Chang'an. Familiar to every Chinese person, this is a name that evokes a sense of pride. Xi’an is widely regarded as the greatest city in Chinese history. During imperial dynasties such as the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang, this was the nation's capital city. The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor sits quietly on the outskirts of town waiting to welcome visitors. Big Wild Goose Pagoda offers adventure for travelers in search of traces left behind by monk Xuanzang. The towering heights of the city walls have 600 legends and stories to tell. Xi’an City's local delicacies are a must-try. There are many different types of food, all of which are completely suffused with the characteristics of northwestern China. They are highly praised.

Popular Attractions in Xi'an

Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum
4.6/5
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Museum
The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, also known as the Terracotta Army, is located about 1.5 kilometers east of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and forms part of the extensive necropolis. There were more than a thousand terracotta soldiers unearthed here, each with a different facial expression. Standing before the massive underground army, you will feel the extraordinary might of the Qin Emperor that enabled him to unify six warring states two thousand years ago. The Qin Emperor Ying Zheng began building the mausoleum for himself at the age of 13. Nearly 720000 men and 38 years were required to complete this vast project.
Fortifications of Xi'an
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21,548 Reviews
Historical Site
Xi'an City Wall is a landmark of this ancient city. The city walls that we see now were built in the early years of the Ming dynasty and they are now more than 600 years old. The walls were built on the foundations of the imperial city of the Tang Dynasty and they are formed together with a series of defensive installments such as moats and turrets. At present, Xi’an City Wall can be accessed by many city gates. Visitors can choose the nearest one to them. The South Gate is the visitor entrance of Xi’an City and is also the city gate with more tourists. Cycling on the ancient walls is a good experience. Riding on the wall overlooking the ancient capital of the thirteenth dynasty, you will have a feeling of travelling through time.
Tang Dynasty Furong Garden
4.3/5
14,723 Reviews
Garden
The Tang Dynasty Furong Garden located on the southeast side of Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, was built on the site of the original Furong Garden in the Tang Dynasty. With Furong Lake as the geographical center, Ziyun Tower, Luyu Tea House, Fengming Nineteenth Theatre and many other attractions surround the lake. This place showcases large-scale replicas of Tang-era buildings. Here, you can enjoy the magnificence of Tang buildings, appreciate the beautifully-lit scenery, and watch musicals in the style of the Tang Dynasty.
Shaanxi History Museum
4.6/5
21,006 Reviews
Museum
The Shaanxi History Museum is a good place to learn about ancient Chinese civilization. The museum houses bronze artifacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, gold and silver artifacts of the Han and Tang dynasties, and Tang dynasty murals, of which a large portion of them are treasures of the Han and Tang period. The Beast-Head-Shaped Agate Cup, the Silver Pot with Design of A Horse Dancing and Holding A Cup in Its Mouth, and the “Huang Hou Zhi Xi” are cultural artifacts that the country has prohibited from leaving the country and can only be seen in the Shaanxi History Museum.

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Xi'an Terracotta Army and City Wall Group Day Tour
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Private Xi'an Day Tour with Terracotta Warriors and Two More Downtown Attractions
FromAU$55.90
Xi'an Private Day Tour for Mountain Huashan Adventure
FromAU$102.50
2-Day Xi'an Private Tour: Terracotta Army and Huashan Mountain
FromAU$952.50

Xi'an Weather

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5 Jul 2020
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Trip Moments

Foodie_Traveler   
In the east of Xi'an, the Xingqing Palace Park opposite Jiaotong University is well known among the people of Xi'an. During the Tang Dynasty, Xingging Palace was one of the three major palaces of Chang'an, along with the Taiji Palace and Daming Palace. Today's Xingqing Palace Park was built on the site of the original Xingqing Palace. There are tall buildings such as Longtang, Changqingxuan, Shenxiang Pavilion, Huayuan Xianghui Building and Qinzheng Office. It is surrounded by Longchi, clean and beautiful. I remember when I was a child, I lived nearby. The most popular place to visit is Xingqing Park. For decades, there seems to be no major change here. It stands quietly in the corner of Chang'an City.
Posted: 7 Aug 2019
Coco Wang   
Xi'an City Wall, also known as Xi'an Ming City Wall, is the largest and most preserved ancient city in China. There are four main gates of Xi'an City Wall: Changle Gate (East Gate), Yongning Gate (South Gate), Anding Gate (West Gate), and Anyuan Gate (North Gate). These four gates are also the original gates of the ancient city. Since the beginning of the Republic of China, a number of city gates have been newly opened for the convenience of access to the ancient city. So far, there are 18 gates in Xi'an City Wall. In order to preserve the beauty of China, Xi'an City Wall Scenic Spot specially launched the "Tangfeng Hanyun·Huafu Courtesy" Xi'an City Wall Huafu Cultural Season. During this period, citizens and tourists wearing Chinese clothes visit the scenic spots and can apply for the free admission experience with the resident ID card (or relevant identification) at each gate of Xi'an City Wall.
Posted: 5 Dec 2018
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