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No.85 Huan Chen North Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 7100014, China
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Forum Posts

Is one day in Xi'an possible?

by heymikey

I was planning on visiting Xi'an for 2 days but decided to cut it down to one. Will this be possible? All I want to see is the terracotta warriors, the city walls, Wild Goose pagodas, and the Bell and Drum Towers. I'm thinking of arriving in Xi'an in the morning from Beijing, and leaving at night on an overnight train to Shanghai. Is this possible?

RE: Is one day in Xi'an possible?

by polartraveller

no, unless your visit are just quick photo stops. Just the Terracotta site will be a 1/2 day at least. Also the Bell and Drum towers lite up at night, the surrounding area is very nice for a dinner and evening walk. Likewise, I like to go up to the city wall at sunrise to watch all the folks there exercising or just "walking" their birds (join them you will have fun)!

Many missed the Museum in the city, worth going through it. As Xi'an is the center of China in the ancient days there are lots to see if you want to learn the history of China.

Stay a night, you will enjoy it much more than rushing through. Recommend you do the Terracotta warriors, goose pagoda and bell/drum towers on day one, day 2 up the city wall then the museum before catching train out.


RE: Is one day in Xi'an possible?

by jasmine_ding

It's possible, you can see these places. But you can just visit the terracotta army, and pass by other spots. The history musuem is a place nobody should miss.

RE: RE: Is one day in Xi'an possible?

by hawkhead

Xi'an is a place that is worth spending some time in. You could complete your itinerary but you'd really not see anything, let alone appreciate it. As a previous poster pointed out, the Warriors will take half a day and they alone deserve to be given more time. I would take one day to do with city walls, the Wild Goose pagodas and the Bell and Drum Towers, stay the night and see the city at night, and then take another day to see the Warriors. You will not regret it, whereas if you try and do it all in one day, you might as well not bother trying to see anything at all, for all you will see. If you understand my English!! Of all the places we visited in China last year, we had four nights in Xi'an and we could have done with more.

Re: Is one day in Xi'an possible?

by ellyse

Be warned that it's notoriously difficult to get onward tickets to Shanghai, it would be impossible if you try to do that on the day of travel itself. The only train that you could get tickets for would be T137/T140 and it leaves at 1953.
I would also agree that it's too rushed to do what you want to see in 1 day flat.

Re: Is one day in Xi'an possible?

by chinaguy

you know it was the historical acient capital so it is impossible just for one day .

Travel Tips for Xi'an

...All the...

by SirRichard

...All the family (and some neighbours too!) came to see me: they invited me to tea, and even offered me some noodles. They didn't know any english, I didn't know any chinese, but we spent a nice time together, and it was very interesting to see a house inside.
Maybe this is not so in big cities and in touristic areas, but in inner China, hospitality is a must.

Sheraton Food Street

by geekgrrl about Sheraton Food Street

This was a really fun, really cheap meal, only $7 per person. The wait staff was very helpful, and I didn't see any outright giggling at our ignorance of the process. We each were given a hot pot, a brass pot on top of a sterno fire. Bill ordered the spicy soup, and I got the mild. Then we went to get our food to cook in the pot. Dinner included all you could eat, plus drinks and dessert. I got white chocolate cake with walnuts. It was an excellent meal and fun, too. There was a table loaded with vegetables (broccoli, tomatoes, 3 kinds of mushrooms, zucchini, lettuce, noodles, and much, much more). A cafeteria-style cooler was filled with meats and seafood: pork, beef, lamb, shrimp, dumplings, crab, ham, chicken sausage. There were at lest 15 bowls of items to make sauce: peanut sauce, soy sauce, ginger, oils, etc. A waitress fixed our sauce for us since I think we looked too clueless. The hot pot comes to a boil and one puts the food items in with chopsticks. When the item is cooked, one dips in the sauce and eats.

A woman washing clothes by the...

by l_joo

A woman washing clothes by the roadside in Xian.
What to see in Xian? Mausoleum of Emperor Qin 's Terra-cotta Warriors & Horses; Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi's in Xi'an; Shaanxi Provincial History Museum; Huaqing Hot Springs; Banpo Village Remains; The Bell Tower and The Drum Tower; City Wall;
Tang Dynasty Dinner Show; The Great Mosque; The Big Wild Goose Pagoda; The Small Wild Goose Pagoda; Maoling Mausoleum; Zhaoling Tomb; Qianling Tomb; Xianyang Terra-cotta Museum; Famen Temple; Forest of the Stone Steles Museum

Great Mosque-being isolated from outside

by jasmine_ding

The Great Mosque is located in the centre of city, in the Muslim Corner. But you can always enjoy quiet, peaceful here. Appreciating the old architecture (1200 years ago), watching sparrows cleaning their feathers on the ground, listening to Muslim’s chant if you are not in a hurry.
Anyway I like the atmosphere and buildings of it.

Como estaban / How they were

by elpariente

Los Guerreros de Terracota , que están localizados al este de del mausoleo del Emperador Quin , han sido uno de los grandes descubrimientos arqueológicos del siglo XX .
En 1974 , unos granjeros descubrieron por casualidad restos de cerámicas cuando excavaban un pozo y a partir de este momento empezaron a investigar los arqueólogos y descubrir los tres fosos que se pueden ver actualmente en los que se encuentran las figuras de los guerreros y de los caballos .
Los guerreros se encontraron en mal estado de conservación, después de haber sufrido espolios y destrozos ; sus armas que eran de madera practicamente han desaparecido
Dicen que cuando desentierran a los guerreros , aparecen pintados de colores y que esta pintura al poco tiempo de estar en contacto con la luz y el aire pierde su color .Este dicen que es el motivo de que no se desentierren más guerreros , hasta que se desarrolle una técnica que permita que el color permanezca

Terracotta Army , which are located East of the Emperor Quin Mausoleum , has been one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.
In 1974, some farmers discovered by chance , remnants of ceramics when digging a well and from that moment archaeologists began to investigate and discovered the three pits which can be seen nowadays with the warriors and horses figures
The Warriors werte in a bad state of conservation, having suffered robberies and destruction; their weapons which were wood have virtually disappeared
It is said that when they discover the warriors , they are painted in colours and that the paint soon in contact with light and air loses its colour. It is said that this is the reason fto stop discovering more warriors, until their develop a new technique that allows the colour to stay


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