Xi’an Travel Guide

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Xi'an Travel Guide

Xi'an Travel Guide

Xi'an, located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang'an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage. Travelers marvel at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in the city.
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Known as the leading city of China's Western Development Drive Program since 1990s, Xi'an is an important economic, cultural, industrial and educational center of the central-northwest region, providing visitors with modern and convenient facilities.
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Travel Planning

Xi'an is one of the most important and convenient transportation hubs in central and western China. Frequent flights, trains and buses connect the city with other major cities all around the country. The urban transportation of the city has been somewhat frustrating in recent years because of the metro construction. Now metro line 1, line 2, line 3, line 4, line 5, line 6, line 9, line 14 and Airport Line are in operation. Several other lines are also under construction or in the planning process. For now the buses and taxis can take you to get around the city.

Yang Rou Pao Mo in Xi''''an
Praised as 'the capital of table delicacies', Xi'an has been rich in delicious local snacks such as the must-try Crumbled Flatbread in Mutton Stew (Yangrou Paomo), Cold Noodles (Liang Pi) and Shaanxi Sandwich (Rou Jia Mo), travelers can also find delicate Guangdong dishes, popular Sichuan food and various kinds of fashionable foreign delicacies.

Shopping at Xi''''an Shuyuanmen
Curio and craftwork is a feature of shopping in this city and of course an attraction for visitors. The Ancient Cultural Street of Shuyuanmen and Antique Market are recommended for buying souvenirs such as the Tang tri-colored glazed pottery, replicas of Terracotta warriors, as well as folk handicrafts of paper-cut and shadow puppet. Also there are many modern shopping outlets, including big shopping centers, department stores and supermarkets in and around the city - the biggest and most comprehensive being Kai Yuan Shopping Mall and Century Ginwa Shopping Mall.

Xi''''an Nightlife
The night life in this ancient city has a unique glamour. Travelers can enjoy the night scenery around the Bell Tower, stroll around the ancient Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and view the music and light fountain performance on the north square under the pagoda, as well as watch a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show or a show of the local Shaanxi Opera (Qin Qiang). For the party-loving owls, more modern and fashionable hangouts are available, including the various karaoke bars, discos and nightclubs. 

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- Last updated on Apr. 17, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
Questions & Answers on Xi'an Travel
Asked by Chris from SOUTH KOREA | Apr. 17, 2024 02:09Reply
Ticket reservation for sights in & around Xi'an
Hi, I want to make ticket reservation using your service, because there's no English version on official homepage of sights of Xi'an on WeChat, so I can't read Chinese letters for ticket reservation.
If I order ticket reservations through you, Please let me know how it works. It seems that you send emails including tickets. Then what should I do? Just go to the ticket booth or office and show them your email?
Please let me know.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 17, 2024 20:23

Hi, Chris! After we finish the booking, we will send you an email including the ticket information, the date and time and how to use, and if the attraction requires the QR code to enter, we'll also send you the QR code. You'll have nothing to worry about, just take your passport. Have a good trip!
Asked by RBEDINI | Mar. 26, 2024 03:42Reply
Location of public bus stop to TERRACOTTA site
When arriving by train to Xi'an from Beijing where is the public bus stop to terracotta site? Which bus number or line? How far by walking from railway station to bus stop?
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Answered by Lori | Mar. 26, 2024 19:47

Which rail station in Xi'an you arrive at? Xi'an North or Xi'an Rail Station:
From Xi'an North, the travel method for you
→ Take metro line 2 to Beidajie
→ Transfer to metro line 1 to Fangzhicheng.
→ Take metro line 9 to Huaqing Pool Station, take Exit C
→ Walk eastward to take Lintong Tourist Bus 613 to get to Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The bus stop is only 70 meters from the gate of the museum.

From Xi'an Rail Station:
→ Take metro line 4 to Wulukou
→ Transfer to line 1 to Fangzhicheng
→ Take line 9 to Huaqing Pool, get out from Exit C
→ Walk eastward to take Lintong Tourist Bus Line 13 to the attraction.

From Fangzhicheng, you can also take tourism bus no. 5 (306) to the scenic site.
Asked by Stefanie Schoebe from DEUTSCHLAND | Mar. 16, 2024 12:26Reply
Overnight stay on Mount Huashan
Hi, I am planning to spend a night on Mount Huashan. This will be from Sunday to Monday at the end of April. Is it still possible to find accommodation on the mountain spontaneously or should I book in advance? Around the West Peak would be good. How much does an overnight stay on Mount Huashan cost?
Thanks for your answer
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Answered by Marcy | Mar. 18, 2024 00:07

There is accommodation inside the Cuiyun Palace, West Peak which only provides rough rooms and most of them are 4-bed or 10-bed rooms. And you need to book in advance. The standard single room takes CNY 1,100 for one night and much higher during holidays, the 4-bed or 10-bed rooms costs at least CNY 150 for a bed if you book 2-3 weeks in advance.
Asked by Sam Pang from SINGAPORE | Mar. 11, 2024 20:52Reply
Can I buy the entrance ticket to huashan at the ticket counter?
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Answered by Joshua | Mar. 13, 2024 01:16

No, you can't. You need to make an reservation on the official website in advance. But you can book a same day ticket if there are tickets left.
Asked by pam from PHILIPPINES | Jan. 28, 2024 15:06Reply
Nanshaomen Xi’an Hotel where is this?
Hi i tried to google one of the stops of the airport shuttle - Nanshaomen Xi’an Hotel. But there was no result for this hotel. May I know if there is another name for this hotel or where is this exactly located?
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Answered by Kelly | Jan. 29, 2024 17:01

I'm afraid you haven't offer the complete name of the hotel. Nanshaomen is one of the city gates of Xi'an. There are a lot of hotels around the gate but I can't find the hotel you mentioned on Chinese websites, either. Please recheck your hotel name.
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