Xi'an Things to Do

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  • 1. Terracotta Army

    We enter pit 1, the larger one, and we get immediately the notion of the huge size of the archaeological site, but they alert us that only a small part is dug, and that the main open area is pit 3....

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  • 2. City Wall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The city wall is a great monument by itself. Walking on it, even in a short distance, is mandatory. Furthermore, the clever idea of spreading on it some recreations of the old war machines enhances...

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  • 3. Muslim Quarters

    Take your time in this area. The bazaar is a wide area of stalls selling… everything, but around it, China pulses with its best colours and events. The streets and walkways are full of life, and if...

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  • 4. Drum and Bell Tower

    In the centre of the old city, and marking the entrance to the Muslim quarter, there is a beautiful tower, very similar to its neighbour – the Bell Tower. The main difference is that instead of...

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  • 5. Wild Goose Pagodas

    4 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly a simple temple, but a wide complex with temples, pagodas and gardens. A detailed visit will take lots of time. If you don’t worry too much about the function and history of each...

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  • 6. Museums

    This museum is a grave. The dug mausoleum of Emperor Liu Qi is fundamental to understand the more outstanding terracotta warriors. In the dark corridors, we can see lots of small dolls, buried with...

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  • 7. Huaqing Hot Springs

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 8. Banpo Neolithic Village

    4 out of 5 stars

    This was the first place we visited as part of more Eastern Tour which I booked from my hostel. This archaeological site was first discovered in 1953 and is located in the Yellow River Valley just...

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  • 9. Fa Men Si

    A big temple that you need at least 2 hours to wander around. Note there are 2 important sites that you have to know, one is the pagoda that is the where the Holy Relics were discovered, the other one...

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  • 11. Saving time

    In your escorted tour, you have to be taken to factories. Can’t escape!Accepting that, if you may choose, do pick something like this. The factory itself is an...

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  • 12. Xing Qing Park - tulip festival and spring flowers

    GArdens have long been important to the Chinese and traditionally homes have always incorporated gardens or cultivating plants or flowers into home and social...

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  • 13. Northwest International Tea City

    Judging by the well-manicured building, the newly completed Northwest International Tea City is a tea drinkers paradise. There is an expression; 'all the tea in...

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  • 14. Wise men sculptures

    Besides the Wild Goose Pagoda there are many statues devoted to poets, musicians, calligraphers, tea ceremony masters and in general wise men much loved by the...

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  • 15. Shuyuanmen Cultural Street

    Shuyuanmen is a pedestrian street with shops and vendors selling traditional arts and crafts of local artists. It is located eastern side of the south gate. I...

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  • 16. Moslem Mosque & Market area

    Thanks to the Silk Road, traders from the Middle East travelled to China and along with trading various commodities, they also introduced Islam to China....

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  • 17. Cycling/ walking the City Walls

    Xi'an bastion walls stand at 12m high, 12m wide, 15-18m thick at the bottom, and 13.7km in length. There are 98 ramparts in total built every 120m with a watch...

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  • 18. Li Shan: San Yuan Cave

    The San Yuan Cave lies to to the South of Hua Qing Pool, the north of Lao Mu temple, the west of East Garden and the east of Li Mountain Cableway. This is the...

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  • 19. Li Shan: Shang Shan Lake

    Shang Shan Lake is a lake on Li Mountain surrounded by great view. The lake has green water with small fountain. This lake was build to beautified the overall...

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  • 20. Li Shan: Fenghuo Tai

    Fenghuo Tai or the Signal Fire Beacon being on the highest point of Li Shan was used as the signal point in battlefield to get help during Western Zhou Dynasty....

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  • 21. Li Shan Mountain

    After boarding Bus 306, the bus guide recommend us either to Huaqing Palace or Li Shan before heading to Terracotta Army site. Huaqing Palace is a historical...

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  • 22. Li Shan: Lao Mu Temple

    One of the famous temples in Li Shan is " Lao Mu Temple. It was originally built in the first year of Guang De in the Tang Dynasty (763 A.D).In Chinese...

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  • 23. Power Plants Outside City Wall

    We were amazed at what we saw on the other side of the City Wall. As the tour bus took us the 30km to the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum we passed this industrial...

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  • 24. Great Mosque

    In the heart of the Muslim Quarters is the Great Mosque, which is a blend of traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture. China has a very small percentage of...

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  • 25. Han Yangling Museum

    Hanyangling is the joint tomb of Emperor Liu Qi (188 BC- 141 BC) and his Empress who died in 126BC. 40,000 burial objects, including cavalrymen, infantrymen,...

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