Xi'an What to Pack

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    Discovering downtown Xi'an

    by ahoerner Written May 6, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: A small backpack: you will need it to carry bottles of water and the stuff you will end up to buy in the many local markets...

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable pair of shoes is indispensable.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Band-aids help if you forget your comfortable shoes at home...

    Photo Equipment: For sure.

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    Photographic Equipments

    by muddybok Updated May 15, 2006

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    Photo Equipment: You surely won’t forgive yourself if you travel China without a camera. I personally have ton of memory space, not to mention I have my notebook around because I needed it for my training in Beijing.


    If you're a shuttle happy guy like me, you probably need to bring one of this photo storage (see 2nd picture) to store your high resolution photos. Why deprive yourself from clicking the shuttle?

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    Travel Lite

    by walterwu Written Dec 16, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Minimal at best. Can be purchase at North Main Street between 10-30RMB.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Can be purchased cheaply at North Main Street (of Bell Tower). Leave most at home if you intent to travel light.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilets are decent and not as bad. Tissue paper or toilet paper should be an essential item to bring along.

    Photo Equipment: Digital Camera and/or Camcorder

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    What to take!

    by geekgrrl Written Jun 14, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: If you are flying within China, there is a weight restriction of 20 kilos per person for checked luggage. You can carry up to 150 kilos, but you will be charged extra (not a lot) for the overage.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Kleenex and anti-bacterial wipes. For restroom use. A must take! Our family doctor also gave us Rx's for Lomotil and Cipro in case we contracted a stomach bug. We never did, but it was comforting to have along. He also recommended that we buy Pepto Bismol tablets and take one every morning and every evening as a preventative measure.

    Photo Equipment: Remember to take enough memory cards for your digital camera. I ended up taking over 1000 photos in 18 days!

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    Packing List

    by zubric Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    Miscellaneous: If catching the train into or out of Xian it is highly recommended that you pack some toilet paper, as this little essential is not always available, and when it is, is usually of the grade 2 sandpaper variety.

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    Packing List

    by l_joo Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: The Great Mosque of Xian. Located at Huajue Lane, the mosque in Xi'an possesses much Chinese tradition in both its design and its artistic outlook. Different from the style peculiar to Islamic mosques, this mosque also has characteristics of Chinese pavilions, with painted beams and engraved ridgepoles.

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    Packing List

    by jeaniek13 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: During our 2-1/2 week stay in China, we each had a backpack. Not one of those large backpacks with sleep mats and metal rods to support your back, but a small school-size backpack. Talk about being minimal.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: We originally had brought a rain jacket, but tossed it in Beijing. However, Murphy's Law struck in Xi'an--of all times, it rained the day after we threw out the jackets. My friend and I only had one pair of knock-off TEVA sandals (and I know this sounds so un-hygienic) au naturale. No socks. Luckily, we didn't pick up any fungi.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Insect repellant--all I remember, outside the rats, are mosquitos.

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    Photo Equipment

    by K.Knight Written Sep 12, 2008
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    Photo Equipment: I always travel with my Minolta SLR camera with 2 lenses (1x 35/80 and 1x 75/300 zoom), a two times converter, a polariser for both lenses, a spare battery and 10 spare rolls of 400 asa film (36) with 1 loaded into the camera.

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  • Antiseptic Gel is a Must

    by jcsleal Updated Mar 21, 2009

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I don't have much to add to the comments already posted.
    BUT, consider keeping some antiseptic gel to clean your hands before eating. I haven't seen restaurants with soap available. And people are always handling cash (western credit cards are not accepted in 99.5% of the stores).

    Miscellaneous: As I've mentioned, consider bringing cash, instead of relying on your credit cards. Visa/Mastercard/Amex are not accepted in most of Xi'an stores, markets or restaurants. Traveller Checks are a lot safer and can be exchanged at any Bank of China branch.

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    Packing List

    by LAOWAI Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Travel light. A small backpack will do. If you can manange packing that light, you'll be so much happier.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You can buy anything you need in the markets, including zipper underwear.

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    by gogogigi Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's a little dry.
    as you have to cover long distances amoung places of interests,you'll get a little tired.

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