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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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