Where is Xi'an?
It is a sub-provincial city located in the center of the Guanzhong Plain in Northwest China. One of the oldest cities in China, Xi'an is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui, and Tang.
Xi'an is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
The weather in Xi’an
Xi'an has a temperate climate that is influenced by the East Asian monsoon
The Wei River valley is characterized by hot, humid summers, cold, dry winters, and dry springs and autumns.
Most of the annual precipitation is delivered from July to late October.
The monthly daily average temperature in January is -3.7°C (25.3°F), while in July it is 26.2°C (79.2°F).
Snow occasionally falls in winter but rarely settles for long. Dust storms often occur during March and April as the city rapidly warms up. Summer months also experience frequent but short thunderstorms.
Terracotta Army (Xi’an)
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China.
It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province.
Xi’an City Wall (Xi’an)
The fortifications of Xi'an, also known as Xi'an City Wall, in Xi'an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls.
The Xi'an City Wall is on the tentative list of UNESCO's World Heritage Site under the title "City Walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties".
A lot of traveler enjoy bicycle riding on this wall and cycling.
Xi’an Bell Tower (Xi’an)
The Bell Tower of Xi'an, built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, is a symbol of the city of Xi'an and one of the grandest of its kind in China.
The Bell Tower also contains several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty. The tower base is square and it covers an area of 1,377 square meters.
The tower is a brick and timber structure and close to 40 meters high.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Xi’an)
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories.
The structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang.
Mount Huashan (Xi'an)
Mount Hua is a mountain located near the city of Huayin in Shaanxi province, about 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Xi'an.
It is the western mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China, and has a long history of religious significance.
The most scare mountain train you never been…. Try if you could climb up to the peak!
Muslim's Quarter/Street (Xi'an)
Muslim's street is one of the famous hawker street in Xi'an.
Rou Jia Mo, everybody's favorite hamburger, Cumin Lamb Hand-Ripped Noodles, ethnic cuisine you could enjoy here.
If you lost where to visit in Xi'an, the first place is here. Have a great meal!
Tang Dynasty Show (Xi'an Entertainment)
The Tang Dynasty Show, also known as "Music & Dance Dinner Show in Xian" is the pride of the city.
Hosted at the "Tang Dynasty Palace", which is a leading entertainment theatre & dinner restaurant in China.
This legendary venue offers visitors a unique opportunity to indulge themselves in exotic Chinese entertainment and Cantonese delicacy.
What to eat in X'ian
Dao Xiao Mian (Xi'an Food)
Knife cut noodles (dao xiao mian) are legendary in China, a specialty of the Shanxi province. They are known as knife-shaved, knife-cut, pared noodles, or even peel noodles. In Chinese, they’re刀削面 (dao xiao mian.)
The method of making them is an art form that takes years of practice.
Dumpling (Xi'an Food)
A universal favorite, the Chinese dumpling has a long history and is an essential part of celebratory meals such as those prepared for the Chinese lunar Spring Festival.
The dumpling can be anything from a quick snack to a delicacy to entertain family and friends.
People said that to visit Xian without seeing the fantastic Terracotta Army as well as having a Dumpling Dinner means that you have not really been here at all!