Xian Travel Guide
General Introduction to Xian
Xian is the capital city of Shaanxi province. Located in the central-northwest China, Xian is a famous tourist city in the world. Xian is called Chang'an in ancient China. It is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. Xian is famous for the well-known Terracotta Warriors of Qin Dynasty. As the capital city of Tang dynasty, Xian has muc to see in historical relics.
Since the 1990s, as part of the economic revival of interior China especially for the central and northwest regions, the city of Xi'an has re-emerged as an important cultural, industrial and educational center of the central-northwest region, with facilities for research and development, national security and China's space exploration program.
Xi'an has a semi-arid, continental climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) that borders on a humid subtropical climate. The city features a temperate climate that is influenced by the East Asian monsoon. The region is characterized by hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. Spring and autumn are brief in between. Xi'an receives most of its annual precipitation from August to late October in the form of rain. 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.
Xian is a famous tourist city for its long history and historical relics. Famous attractions are Terracotta Warriors in Qin Dynasty, City Wall, Drum and Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Xian is capital city of Shaanxi province. Transportation is convenient here. There are many airlines from and to Xian from most of the cities in mainland China. You can also travel to Xian by trains, buses, boats. In the city, there are many ways to get around, such as buses, taxi, motor bike and so on.
Xian is the capital city of Shaanxi Province. It is also the economical, political and cultural center of Shaanxi province. There are many luxry hotels in Xian. Here are some of the hotels we recommended. Please contact us if you want to book the hotels.
Shaanxi Cuisine, also known as Qin Cuisine, is the representative culinary achievement in the northwest China. In comparison to other Chinese cuisines, it is outstanding in three aspects. Firstly, due to Shaanxi's geographical location in the center of China, various kinds of materials deriving from both north and south China are adopted by Shaanxi Cuisine. Second is the special cooking skills of the local chefs, including Tun (deep-fry), Qiang (fry quickly in hot oil, then cook with sauce and water), Chao (stir-fry), Zheng (cook by use of steam), Dun (braise) and so on. Finally is its frequently use of salt, vinegar, capsicum and garlic, making the savory flavor of sour, spicy and fragrant.
There are many local restaurants on the both street of Xian. You can easily find a local restaurants providing the traditional Xian food. Here are some best selected restaurants.
Zhu Yuan Cun
Datang Sushi Fang
Xian Muslim Food Street
Wang Zi Hot Pot
Nighttime entertainment is considered by many travelers as one of the indispensable part of their travel plan. Xian won't disappoint them in this area. The active travelers will find their requirements satisfied at the city's numerous bars, Karaoke & night clubs while tourists with delicate hearts can fill their night time seeing some special performance such as the Tang Dynasty Show, shadow shows.
Tang Dynasty Lotus Gardern
Tang Dynasty Show at Tang Paradise
De Fu Xiang
A Pang Gong Cinema
1+1 Disco Bar
With its rapid economic development, Xian is regarded as one of the most important cities in northwestern China. There are many big shopping centers, department stores and supermarkets in and around the city, centered mainly along Dong Dajie, Nan Dajie and Jiefang Lu.
1.Xian is the capital city of Shaanxi province.
2.The best time to visit Xian is Spring and Fall.
3.Xian is most famous for the Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Qin dynasty.