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Private Tour: Xi'an Highlight of Terracotta Warriors and Customized Sightseeing
"Your professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Xi'an at 9:00 am and proceed tot the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The discovery of terracotta warriors and horses is one of the most significant archaeologi discuss with your guide about the attractions you are interested and choose around two attractions based on your interest and time. Your guide will also provide suggestions based on the local traffic condition and your schedule. Recommended attractions i Big Wild Goose Pagoda Small Wild Goose Pagoda Shaanxi History Museum (Closed on Monday) Square of Bell & Drum Tower Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque. After the sightseeing your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel."
From $65.00
 
Leisure Night Walking Tour of Xi’an
"Your local guide will meet you at the lobby of Xian Bell Tower Hotel and offer you intriguing insights of Xian’s rich and colorful history. Your will be escorted to stroll around the Bell Tower Square and Drum Tower Square where you can see beautiful night views of these 600 years old buildings Bell tower and Drum tower that many locals will come to enjoy evening breeze while conversing with friends and families. The square is nicely illuminated in the evening providing amazing photo opportunities. Then you will pass through the gate of Drum Tower and find appetizing aromas of food tempting your senses in the street of Muslim snacks and comfort food which is known for its variety of restaurants with unique specialty dishes. This is the best place to sam if you wish to find a place for a drink and relax your guide will escort you to famous local bar street
From $25.00
 
One-Day Tour: Essence of Xi'an and Terracotta Warriors
"You will be picked up at your hotel in Xi'an downtown at 9:00 PM and then proceed to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum is surely a must-see attraction when you visit Xi'an. Later enjoy a delicious lun your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel before 5:00 PM.""""Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum in the morning and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant after. The Terracotta Warriors are truly the highlight of Xi’an. In the afternoon discuss with your tour guide and plan your itinerary together based on your personal interests including the City Wall Big Wild Goose Pagoda and other famous attractions."title=Highlights&1=Family+friendly&2=Step+back+in+time+on+a+history+tour&3=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&4=Separate+driver+ensures+your+guides+full+attention+throughout+the+day
From $138.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Xi'an

Local Customs

Board Games

I don´t know if I should call it as a 'cultural tip' because you won´t go Xi´An to play chess. No, I don´t mean the game what the Westerner play but Chinese Chess. Once I saw a group of men standing...
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Medicine

I've been sick in China once and went to a Chinese medicine shop. They doctor told me to open my mouth and asked the nurse what it looked like- he was pretty much blind. Then he prescribed some herbs...
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Monks

Be aware that, like everywhere else, temples are praying sites, and, despite their old and exotic look, they may keep being used for their religious purposes. That is the case of the Wild Goose...
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solopes
Apr 03, 2016

Birds

Maybe because of the excess of population (maybe because they eat them…) dogs and cats are not very visible in China, where pets seem to be mainly fishes and birds. Birds deserve a special attention,...
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solopes
Apr 03, 2016

Flowers

“No need to pay!”Where did this small girl learn this English, how does she know that, of course, accepting the flower that she gently offered me I had to offer her back… some generous RMB?Is this...
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solopes
Apr 03, 2016

Discipline

One thing that I noticed is the rigour used by the workers in their jobs: In shops, restaurants, everywhere (except in the underground market), the staff lines the corridors, occupying predetermined...
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Apr 03, 2016
 
 
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Getting a coffee fix in Xi'an

Even though its said coffee is grown in Yunnan and that coffee from there is great stuff ,coffee is a fairly expensive commodity wherever Ive been in China.Living here in Xi'an its interesting to see...
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Feb 07, 2014

What is this complex character?

If you are visiting Xi'an, chances are that you will notice this very complex Chinese character. Made up of 58 strokes, it is pronounced "biang". What is it? It is a popular local type of noodle, as...
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Dec 27, 2013

They like it spicey here...food with firepower!

a local noodle restaurant which is the first local restaurant eaten at since arriving in Xi'an - really yum noodles....and told this is beef noodles even though it appears without the beef on top that...
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angiebabe
Dec 13, 2013

Markets in your area

About 5-10 minutes from where we are living in a southern part of the city of Xian is a large vege market tucked in behind the main road - with a good range of fresh looking vegetables, fruit and...
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angiebabe
Dec 13, 2013

Getting your umbrella fixed!

Today, after being here one month, when arriving almost at the gate to our apartment complex noticed a man fixing umbrellas on the footpath - this is the first time ive noticed the availability of...
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angiebabe
Sep 29, 2013

High rise apartment living in a Chinese city

highrises everywhere - but just as seen in Hong Kong, when there for a few weeks 15 years ago, consideration is made for incorporating day to day needs of those living in a city to maintain...
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angiebabe
Aug 27, 2013

Celebrating Christmas in Xi'an

Mainland China may not be your typical yuletide holiday getaway but just as I thought I will have another dry Christmas in 2011, I was surprised to see the national park in Xian with it holiday...
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ann_enc
Jun 08, 2012

Eating Baozi

If you are in Xi'An you have to eat Baozi. (actualy not only if you are in Xi'An)That´s definitive a cultural tip.I like those dumplings very much but if you dont know Chinese language it may be a...
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Jan 26, 2005

Top Hotels in Xi'an

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No.319 Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710004, China
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334 East Avenue, Beilin District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710001, China
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8 Chang Le Rd W, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710032, China
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No 262 Feng Hao E Rd Shaanxi Province, Xian Shanxi
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319 Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710004, China
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12 South Huancheng Road, Yanta District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710068, China
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Top Things to Do in Xi'an

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Terracotta Army

The question that I and probably thousands of visitors to the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors ask is WHY? Why spend what may appear to be a life time of effort to dig out 3 HUGE pits, fill each with...
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Muslim Quarters

My real disappointment with Muslim Street was the lack of time we were allowed by the tour guide (blaming tour company and NOT the guide) to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a fascinating...
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Wild Goose Pagodas

Sadly a combination of lack of time, smog (very bad pollution levels) meant that we were unable to get to see, other than the outside, the Wild Goodse Pagoda, which I understand is a symbol of the...
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City Wall

Riding in the City Wall is a special thing to do! If you are not that use to the sun, try to go early in the morning... it can get really hot there! Bring water (they do offer in some of the bike's...
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Drum and Bell Tower

Xi'an Drum Tower is another iconic tower located west of Xi'an Bell Tower. The north entrance is facing the ancient Muslim Quarter of Beiyuan Men Street. It was built in 1380 by Emperor Hongwu of...
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Huaqing Hot Springs

actually its where the Emperor went to warm up and have time out with his favourite concubine... Xian gets pretty cold in the winter and very hot in the summer - out here at Huaqing below the Qinling...
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jasmine_ding

"The echo of ancient"
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"FABULOUS"
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albaaust

"Xian "Peaceful western part of China""
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mke1963

"Shifting cities"
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ahoerner

"Beautiful Xi'an"
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