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How to Plan Your Xian Trip

Xian is a history book that you need much time to carefully explore and experience, which is the starting point of Silk Road and Chinese civilization center. If you want to travel to Xian, there are some tips you need to be aware of.



1. Visa

Xian is international transportation which offers 72 hours free visa policy for foreigner travelers. If you want to travel more city, you many apply a Chinese tourist visa.



2. Travel time

The best travel time in Xian is between March and May, September and November with pleasing temperature.

If you travel in summer, its suitable for indoor attractions and avoids hiking for a long time.

If you come to in winter, quite cold and less crowded, you can save a sum of money from accommodation and entrance tickets, furthermore, you can experience the beautiful winter scenery of the north. Remember to bring warm jackets, gloves, scarf, and high moisturizer products.


And we highly recommend traveler should avoid Chinese major holidays.

Tomb-Sweeping Day (April 5-7)

Labor Day (May 1-4)

Dragon Boat Festival (June 7-9)

Mid-autumn Festival (September 13-15)

National Day (October 1-7)

Spring Festival (February 4-10)



3. Weather

The average temperature is about 14 degrees. Its very hot in July, up to 32 degrees, extremely cold in January, the average minimum temperature -4 degrees or so.

The rainy season is mainly concentrated from July to September, with some occasional heavy rainstorms.

Do check weather before starting your Xian tour.



4. Xian Tour Length

In general, travelers will take 3-4 days exploring. According to your tour length and interests, you can absorb some inspiration from these routes.

Day 1: Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City Wall

Day 2: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 3: Bell Tower and Drum Tower, Muslim Street, Xian Great Mosque

Day 4: Mount Hua

If you have more days, you can explore these sites. Such as Huaqing Hot Spring, Banpo Museum, Wild Small Goose Pagoda, Steles Forest etc.

Besides, you can add more fun for your evening part, like dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty Show, enjoy music fountain show in the front of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, or explore street food.


And ChinaToursNet can tailor tour itinerary according to your request, please feel free to contact us!



5. Xian Food

There is plenty of tasty food in Xian(插入西安美食的链接), do not miss them out during your Xian Tour.


6. Xian Accommodation

Xian is a touristy city with a large number of hotels which can meet travelers request. Many travelers would like to stay in the city center for convenient transportation. However, if you will stay on Mount Hua for an overnight, the hotel situation may be limited.






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The Most Popular Xian Tour

During this tour, you will see remnants from the Qin Dynasty at the Terracotta Army which is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of QinShiHuang, the first Emperor of China. The program also includes Xian City Wall is the world's largest and best-preserved ancient fortress dating from the Ming Dynasty for outstanding views of the city when strolling the walls.


1 Day Most Popular Xian Tour to Terra-cotta Warriors and Xian City Wall

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Once the terminus of the Silk Road and a melting pot of cultures, religion and home to emperors, monks, merchants and warriors, the glory days of Xian are unending. Visit the most famous attractions of Xian as well as Luoyang over this 5 days trip on a private tour with a professional guide and immerse yourself in the best-preserved "City Wall" that still remains intact, the UNESCO world heritage "Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum" and the leader in the Buddhist world "Great Wild Goose Pagoda", among other must-see attractions before discovering the rich cultural heritage of Luoyang.


5 Days highlights China Tour of Xian-Luoyang-Shaolin Monastery Chinese Kungfu

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The nightlife of ancient Xian is full of unique glamour and you can enjoy snacks in the Muslim Street, appreciate the night scenery around the South Gate Square with a grand view outside the City Wall and be amazed by the music and light fountain performance at the north square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Xian tour will definitely be one of the best memorable experiences during your whole China tour.


Xian Cultural Night Tour

1 days from|$50

Explore two historical cities on a 5-day tour of Beijing and Xian. Start from Xian with a tour of Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum. And you can enjoy delicious local food at Muslim Street. Take high-speed train to Beijing to discover Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Lama Temple. Experience the lifestyle of locals in traditional Hutongs.


5 Days Xian Beijing Tour

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