Welcome to Xi'an
Located in central and western China, it is the capital of Shaanxi Province. This city, which has experienced 13 dynasties, is like a huge museum, the terracotta warriors, one of the eight wonders of the world, the ancient city wall that has gone through the vicissitudes of life, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where the Buddhist Scriptures were once hidden. Even bricks and watts are revealing the glorious history.
Since ancient times, Xi'an has many celebrity chefs who have served dignitaries and dignitaries. Now, Xi'an has formed a unique northwestern food style.
The long history has created the origin of the humanities, and Xi'an's folk art such as Qin's Opera is also a brilliant intangible cultural heritage.
Neighbourhood provices of Gansu and Shanxi are also convenient to travel from Xi'an, the landforms of Louis Plateau in Gansu area are good for landscape photography, plus the unique fold culture and cave dwellings. Pingyao Ancient City and Yungang Grottoes are must-sees in Shanxi province.
The Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army is a must-see in Xi'an, it is one of the eight wonders of the world. The excavation of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses reproduces the appearance of the empire created by Qin Shihuang. The appearance, dress, social form, lifestyle and materials of the people of the Qin Dynasty are reproduced. The Terracotta Army Museum is the best channel for understanding all of the Qin Dynasty.
Also known as the Ming City Wall of Xi'an, it is the most well-preserved ancient city wall in China, and its length ranks second in the country. The city wall is surrounded by a moat, and the famous Bell and Drum Tower is located in the center of the city wall. Visitors can take a stroll in the courtyard, or can ride a bicycle on the wall.
Shaanxi History Museum
Known as the "Chinese Treasure House", the scale of the Shaanxi History Museum is second only to the Forbidden City. The exhibition hall displays more than 1.7 million cultural relics, including various cultural relics from the Paleolithic period to the Opium War period, especially the bronzes of the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties, and the gold and silver of the Tang Dynasty. The wares, murals, and pottery figurines of the past are exquisitely exquisite.
"Seeing Xi'an from a food street" is the best description of Xi'an's food culture.
Muslim Quarter is the largest food district in Xi'an. The food here was once the favorite food of the imperial nobles, but now it has become a food that everyone can taste. It is mainly based on halal food, because the shop owners here are all Muslims. Recommended beef and mutton bubble steamed bun, cured beef sandwich steamed bun, soup dumplings, etc.
Mount Hua, located 120 kilometers east of Xi'an, is known as "the most dangerous mountain in the world". Once you decide to climb Huashan, there is no turning back, so there is a saying that "Huashan has been only one road since ancient times". Departing from Xi'an, spending 1-2 days, you can experience the steepness of Huashan Mountain.
Have you seen a waterfall falling like gold?
Hukou Waterfall is one of the four biggest waterfalls in China and is known as the "Golden Waterfall on the Yellow River". It is not as spectacular as Huangguoshu Waterfall (in Guizhou province), but its beauty is not comparable to Huangguoshu Waterfall.
How many days to stay?
Most people spend two or three days in Xi'an.
Xi'an City Wall, Bell Tower, and Muslim Quarter are relatively closeby, you can visit these places and taste delicious food in 2 days.
It takes one day to visit the Terracotta Army and surrounding attractions in one day; if you are planning to visit Huashan, it will take one more day.
The Best Time to Visit Xi'an
Xi'an has four distinct seasons. The spring and autumn seasons, namely March to May and September to November are the best time to travel in Xi'an.
September to November: Xi'an is cool and pleasant in autumn. The big and small wild goose pagodas are full of forests, overlapping orange, yellow, and green; the osmanthus blossoms along the south and north streets of the bell tower, and the streets are fragrant.