Top 10 Things to Do in Xi'an
Xi'an, also named Chang’an in ancient times, served as the capital for 13 dynasties during more than 1,000 years. It enjoyed popularity equal to that of Cairo, Athens and Rome. Together they were called the "four ancient capitals of the world". The historical city is full of must-see places for tourists. Most people know the famous Terracotta Army. Are there any other fun things to do or great places to visit? Below are the top 10 things to do in Xi'an.
Recommended Tour: 3 Days Xi'an Tour from $289
Book a Terracotta Army ticket.
Cycling on the City Wall
Recommended Tour: 1 Day Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Tour with City Wall from $69
Book a ticket for Xi'an City Wall.
Bell Tower – the Very City Center
Xi'an Bell Tower & Drum Tower Tickets Booking
Muslim Quarter – Paradise for Foodies
Recommended Tour: 1 Day Xi'an Tour to Terracotta Warriors and Muslim Quarter from $72
Crumbled Flatbread in Mutton Stew – Signature Dish of Xi'an
Further Reading: Xi'an Dining & Recommended Restaurants
Shaanxi History Museum
The museum is free for all the tourists. Six thousand tickets are released every day. You are advised to line up before 9:00 to get tickets during holiday periods. Alternatively, you can order tickets in advance on the museum’s official website. In addition, the Tang Dynasty Mural Gallery, with an extra ticket costing CNY 300, is the most spectacular part of the museum, with a collection of nearly 20 murals from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907).
Recommended Tour with History Museum: Xi'an 2-Day Tour Itinerary
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Recommended Tour: 1 Day Xi'an City Tour to City Wall and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda from $59
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
Recommended Tour with the Show: 8 Days Group Tour to Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai from $1079
Book a ticket for Tang Dynasty Palace Show
Climbing Mt. Huashan
Recommended Tour: Xi'an 4 Days Tour with Mt. Huashan from $459
Book a Mount Huashan Ticket
Recommended Tour: 1 Day Tour to Famen Temple & Qianling Mausoleum from $97