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Xian Travel Tips

 Things to Do
Attractions in Xian
Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Banpo Museum
Bell Tower and Drum Tower, City Wall, Daxingshan Temple, Forest of Stone Steles
Great Mosque, Huaqing Hot Springs, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Mausoleum of Western Han Emperor Liu Qi, Shaanxi History Museum
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty PalaceXingjiao Temple

Attractions around Xian:
Famen Temple, Maoling MausoleumMt. Huashan, Qian Mausoleum,
Xianyang Museum, Zhao Mausoleum, Tomb of Huo Qubing

Entertainment activities in Xian are also pretty colorful and have their characteristics to boast about. In the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show and Tang Paradise, you can have a full appreciation of the splendid dance and music performances of the prospering Tang Dynasty. The Northern Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda opens a beautiful music fountain that is said to be the largest in Asia . The popular local Shaanxi Opera (Qinqiang) can also be heard in some large theatres. Others like the regular KTV, pubs, teahouses, cafes and bowling alleys can also be easily found in Xian. To enjoy the modern entertainment involved in classical aura, please go to Defuxiang in the north of Xiangzimiao Street near South Gate of City Wall.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian, Shaanxi


Shopping in Xian is certainly no problem as the city abounds with shopping malls, super markets and stores. The four main streets around the Bell Tower, Dong Da Jie (East Street), Xi Da Jie (West Street), Nan Da Jie (South Street) and Bei Daj Jie (North Street) as well as Jiefang Road and Xiaozhai are the most bustling shopping centers in the city. Souvenirs like the replicas of Terra Cotta Warriors, Trio-colored glazed potteries of the Tang Dynasty, ancient bronze wares, jade wares, porcelains, Qin Embroideries, silks, paper-cutting and var ious drawings are available. These goods can be bought in Shuyuanmen Street beside Forest of Stone Steles Museum, Xian Antique Market in Zhuque Avenue , Wenbaozhai in Yanta Road and Muslim Street behind Drum Tower.


The local food is also worth trying. The popular ones are Yang Rou Pao Mo (Crumbled Unleavened Bread Soaked in Mutton Stew), Rou Jia Mo (Buns with Meat), Dumpling Banquet and various noodles. To taste the local snacks, you can visit the night market of Nanshao Gate and Dongxin Street. Muslim Quarter near Bell Tower is a strong recommendation for great foods.

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Recommended China Tour with Xian

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    Luxury tour to visit Terracotta Worriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum and the Great Mosque

  • 4 Days Xian Tour

    Visit Hanyangling Museum, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Qianling Museum, Famen Temple, Maoling Mausoleum and Great Mosque

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In case travelers are interested in visiting Xian in one day, we sincerely recommend you to choose a one-day tour with favorable China Tour Reviews of Xian One-Day Trip on Tripadvisor.