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Xian

Xi'an is the undisputed root of Chinese civilization having served as the capital city for the Zhou, Qin, Han, Tang, total 13 important dynasties, 73 emperors ruled here. Xi'an was known as Chang'an in ancient times and was already influencing the world outside of the Great Wall of China as the eastern terminus of the Silk Road. Here traders from far and wide brought goods and ideas for sale and took goods and ideas back with them to their native countries. Xi'an was not much of its former glory, due to China's constant warfare and political changes throughout the 20th Century.      

with a 3000-year history, Xi'an is on a par with Athens, Rome and Cairo. Today the city has a pleasant cosmopolitan flair to it and it is worth visiting for the famed Qin Terracotta Army Warriors and Horses, ancient royal tombs, city walls, pagodas, towers, temples, mosques, stele forest, pools, museums, remains, mountains, prehistoric village, cave dwellings, unique folk-customs, civilian workmanship and culture of the central plains of China.

Xian Cuisine, known as Qin Cuisine, is a unique combination of North and South Chinese culinary styles. Deep frying, stir frying, steaming, and braising are the general cooking styles and salt, vinegar, bell peppers, and garlic are added to create a savory flavor which combines sour, spicy, and fragrant flavors. The snacks of Xian as also quite well known and many visitors like to walk the streets visiting the small vendors selling different types of snacks

For the travelers, Xian has some incredible and unique shopping opportunities. Located around the Ancient Bell Tower, in the center of the ancient city is some of Xian best shopping boutiques and malls. Located behind the Ancient Drum Tower, the night market offers unique arts and handicrafts found only in Xian. The Shu Yuan Men, located next to the Ancient City Wall near the Forest of Steles is a road lined with traditional styled shops selling beautiful works of art.

Tours
7-day China Golden Triangle Tour

7-day China Golden Triangle Tour

BeijingXianShanghai

This 7 days China Golden Triangle Tour for visitor lifetime joy to see the Bund Shanghai, Shanghai Museum, Xian Terra Cotta Army Warriors, Beijing Great Wall, Forbidden City, temple of Heaven and more....

8-day Best China Family Tour

8-day Best China Family Tour

BeijingXianGuilinYangshuo

China tour operator selects some vacation packages for family relaxing, learning and fun. Offer your family a lifetime experience in today China to see the Great Wall Beijing, Yangshuo countryside and more...

12-day China Kungfu Tour

12-day China Kungfu Tour

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This 12 days China Kungfu Tour for tourist history and Chinese Kungfu interests to experience the Forbidden City Beijing, Shaolin Temple Dengfeng, Chinese Kungfu, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, Huangshan Yellow Mountains and more....

11-day Family China Culture Tour

11-day Family China Culture Tour

BeijingXianGuilinYangshuoShanghaiSuzhou

China tour operator selects some vacation packages for family relaxing, learning and fun. Offer your family a lifetime experience in today China to see the Great Wall Beijing, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, the Bund Shanghai, Suzhou gardens and more...

9-day Splendid China Tour

9-day Splendid China Tour

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This tour is carefully designed to show all aspects of history, modernity and landscape of China. Going through this country from south to north, China never fails to amaze you.

10-day Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai China Essence Tour

10-day Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai China Essence Tour

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This 10 days China tour covers the highlights such as Beijing Great wall, Xian Terracotta Warriors, Guilin Li River Cruise, Yanshuo West Street, the Bund Shanghai and more tourist attractions....

8-day Beijing Xian Luoyang Shaolin Bullet Train Tour

8-day Beijing Xian Luoyang Shaolin Bullet Train Tour

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8-day Beijing Xian Luoyang Shaolin Bullet Train Tour covers the most popular attractions such as the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses in Xi'an and Shaolin Temple and Kung Fu Show in Luoyang....

11-day Impression China Guilin Tour

11-day Impression China Guilin Tour

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This 11 days China Impression Tour With Guilin Packages for tourist history and nature interests to view The Forbidden City Beijing, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, Guilin Li River and more....

12-day Family China Yangtze Cruise Tour

12-day Family China Yangtze Cruise Tour

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China tour operator selects some vacation packages for family relaxing, learning and fun. Offer your family a lifetime experience in today China to see the great wall Beijing, Yangtze river, Suzhou gardens and more...

13-day Family China Holiday Tour

13-day Family China Holiday Tour

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Perfect China family trip with kids covers Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo and Hong Kong with top tourist attractions and series of activities.

16-day Deluxe China Family Tour

16-day Deluxe China Family Tour

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This 16 days Deluxe China Family Tour packages for family relaxing, learning and fun. Offer your family a lifetime experience in today China to see the Great Wall Beijing, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Yangtze river, Suzhou gardens and more...

14-day Beijng Xi'an Guilin Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise Tour

14-day Beijng Xi'an Guilin Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise Tour

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This Beijing Xi'an Guilin Chongqing Shanghai & Yangtze Cruise tour covers top tourist attractions such as Beijing Great Wall & Hutongs, Xian Terracotta Army Warriors and Horses Museum, Yangtze cruise three gorges sights from Chongqing to Yichang, to Shanghai and more...

13-day China Winter Tour

13-day China Winter Tour

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13 days Western China Tour covers Beijing Great Wall, Pingyao Ancient City, Xian Terracotta Warriors, Guilin Yangshuo Li River, Shanghai Bund and Suzhou Gardens and more...

15-day Luxury Epicurean China Gourment Food Tour

15-day Luxury Epicurean China Gourment Food Tour

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This 15 days Luxury Epicurean China Gourment Food Tour for tourist to taste famous Chinese food, Beijing Roast Duck, Cantonese food, Forbidden City Beijing, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Chengdu Panda, Sichuan food, Shanghai Dim Sum and more....

15-day Best China Golf Tour

15-day Best China Golf Tour

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China tour operator offers 15 days top site and club experience to play Golf in Shanghai, Suzhou, Beijing, Xian, Kunming, Hong Kong and more resorts...

17-day Classic China & Mountain Huangshan Tour

17-day Classic China & Mountain Huangshan Tour

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From east to west, explore ancient China culture relics in this tour. Admire dynastic treasure in Beijing and Xian. Go deeper to discover the beauty of Chinese southern cities and water town landscape in Hangzhou, Mt. Huangshan and Guilin. The classical Suzhou gardens and the intoxicating scenery never fail any visitor.

6-day Xi'an Yan'an & Hekou Shaanxi Tour

6-day Xi'an Yan'an & Hekou Shaanxi Tour

Xian

This 3 Days Xian Private Tour, China History Tour package for tourists history and nature interests to see/view the Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Tang Dynasty Show, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi Museum, the Great Mosque and more...

4-day Xi'an & Mt. Huashan Shaanxi Tour

4-day Xi'an & Mt. Huashan Shaanxi Tour

Xian

This 4 Days Xian Tour, Tang Imperial Temple, Huashan Mountain tour package for tourists history and nature interests to view the Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Tang Dynasty Show, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall, Qianling Museum, Famen Temple, Huashan Mountain and more...

10-day Great Silk Road Tour

10-day Great Silk Road Tour

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The 10 days Great Silk Road Tour for tourist silk road culture and nature interests to visit Xi'an Ancient City Wall, Hecang Military Depot, Jiayuguan Pass, Mogao Grottoes, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Moon Lake, Karez Channels, Flaming Mountain, Mount Nan Pasture, Sunday Bazaar, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Karakul Lake...

14-day Best China Panda Tour

14-day Best China Panda Tour

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This 14 days best China Panda tour covers Sichuan Chengdu panda volunteer, Guilin, Xian, Shanghai, Beijing for tourist history & nature interests to view Chengdu Dujiangyan Panda bases, Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, The Forbidden City and more....

10-day Golden LGBT China Tour

10-day Golden LGBT China Tour

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10 days Golden LGBT China Beijing Xian Suzhou Shanghai tour for Lesbian, Gay, Bisex, Transsex to visit Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, the Bund, and more ...

12-day Classic LGBT China Tour

12-day Classic LGBT China Tour

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12 days classic LGBT China tour thru Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Suzhou Shanghai for Lesbian, Gay, Bisex, Transsex to Beijing Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Guilin Yangshuo Li River, the Bund...

16-day Xinjiang Gansu Yunnan Sichuan Tibet Tour

16-day Xinjiang Gansu Yunnan Sichuan Tibet Tour

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16-day Xinjiang Gansu Yunnan Sichuan Tibet Tour tour to visit Urumqi, Turpan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Xi'an Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Lhasa, Leshan, Chengdu in Northwest and Southwest China and more....

14-day Ancient China Heritage Wonder Tour

14-day Ancient China Heritage Wonder Tour

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This 14 days Ancient China Heritage & Wonder Tour for tourist history and nature interests to view The Forbidden City Beijing, Pingyao Ancient City Wall, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, Huangshan Yellow Mountains and more....

17-day China Sichuan Tibet Memory Tour

17-day China Sichuan Tibet Memory Tour

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This 17 days China memory tour package for visitor lifetime joy to see the Bund Shanghai, Guilin Li river, Chengdu Panda, Xian Terra Cotta Army Warriors, Lhasa Potala Palace, Pingyao Ancient City,Beijing Great Wall and more

15-day Chinese Ancient Capitals & Culture Tour

15-day Chinese Ancient Capitals & Culture Tour

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This 15 days Chinese Ancient Capitals & Culture Beijing Pingyao Xi'an Luoyang Nanjing Suzhou Shanghai to see Great Wall, Terra Cotta Army Warriors, Longmen Grottoes, Suzhou gardens & Zhouzhuang Water Town and more....

12-day Memorable China Tour

12-day Memorable China Tour

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This 12 days Memorable China Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai Hong Kong Tour for visitor life time joy to see Beijing Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Xian Terra Cotta Army Warriors, Guilin Li River, the Bund Shanghai, Hong Kong and more....

12-day Classic China Accessible Tour

12-day Classic China Accessible Tour

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12-day Accessible China Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai Hong Kong Tour Wheelchair offer the slow walker, wheelchair traveler, their family and their friends to visit Beijing China, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guilin and more.

11-day Accessible China Chengdu Tour

11-day Accessible China Chengdu Tour

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The wheelchair accessible China Beijing Xi'an Chengdu Shanghai tour offers the slow walker, wheelchair traveler, their family and their friends to visit great wall Beijing China, Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Xian, Chengdu Panda, Dujiangyan and more

15-day China Tibet Impression Tour

15-day China Tibet Impression Tour

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The impression China tour package covers the Bund Shanghai, Guilin Yangshuo Li River cruise, Chengdu Panda Base, Lhasa Potala Palace, Xian Terracotta Army Warriors, Beijing Great Wall and more top China sights.

14-day China Kung Fu Panda Tour

14-day China Kung Fu Panda Tour

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This Chinese Kung Fu Panda tour covers Taichi Martial Art in Yangshuo, giant pandas in Chengdu, Shaolin Temple in Luoyang and more interesting attractions in Guilin, Xian, Luoyang and Shanghai.

17-day Golden China & Silk Road Xinjiang Tour

17-day Golden China & Silk Road Xinjiang Tour

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This golden China triangle Beijing Xian Shanghai Tour links the Silk Road travel attractions in Gansu Lanzhou Dunhuang, Xinjiang Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar and more for adventure experience.

15-day Ancient China Culture Journey

15-day Ancient China Culture Journey

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Discover the great ancient Chinese civilization with series of top amazing sights and experience of culture and history in China!

8-day Beijing Xian Shanghai China Train Tour

8-day Beijing Xian Shanghai China Train Tour

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8-day Beijing Xian Shanghai China Train Tour cover the most popular tourist attractions such the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses in Xi'an and the Bund of Shangshai....

20-day Ancient China & Dream Mountain River View Tour

20-day Ancient China & Dream Mountain River View Tour

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This 21 days Beijing Pingyao Luoyang Xi'an Guilin Huangshan Shanghai Tour to the Forbidden city ,Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses, Li River Cruise, Yangshuo West Street, Yellow Mountain, Hongcun Village, the Bund and more....

Attractions
Xi'an Muslim Street

Xi'an Muslim Street

As the name suggests, Muslim Street is where Muslims have lived since the Han Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago. The area used to be a trade hub along the ancient Silk Road. Nowadays it still serves as a place where Muslims sell food and snacks.

Shaanxi Provincial Museum

Shaanxi Provincial Museum

Xian was the capital for 13 Chinese dynasties for over 1,100 years, making it an incredible place for history lovers. The Shaanxi Provincial Museum showcases this history.

Xi'an Stele Forest Museum

Xi'an Stele Forest Museum

Stele Forest (aka Xi'an Beilin Museum or Xi'an Stele Forest Museum) is a museum for housing steles and stone sculptures in all ages. It was originally built in 1087 and rebuilt in 1944. Located in No.15 Sanxuejie Street, Xi'an, it is the biggest museum for steles of the country and extolled as the treasure trove of Chinese calligraphic art. Its name comes from its huge collection of steles, reminiscent of a forest.

Tang Dynasty Show

Tang Dynasty Show

Xian’s Tang Dynasty Show and Jiaozi Banquet is a fantastic experience. The city of Xian was China’s capital for 13 dynasties and its glorious history can be seen throughout the city.

Ancient Drum Tower

Ancient Drum Tower

Xian’s Ancient Drum Tower is located near the Ancient Bell Tower in the center of Xian. Built in 1380, during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the drum tower’s huge drums were beat at sunset to tell the population of the end of the day and during emergencies.

Xi'an Famen Temple

Xi'an Famen Temple

Famen Temple, famous for the Sarira of the Sakyamuni Buddha, is located in Famen town, Fufeng County, 120 kilometers west of Xi'an City, 96 Kilometers west of Baoji City, Shaanxi province. Built in the later years of Eastern Han Dynasty with a history of 1700 years, it was widely regarded as the "ancestor of pagoda temples in Central Shaanxi (Guanzhong area).

Qin Shihuang Emperor Tomb

Qin Shihuang Emperor Tomb

When Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China ascended the throne of Qin, construction of his final resting place began immediately. But when the emperor had conquered on an unprecedented scale and continued for 36 of the 37 years of his reign. Today the tomb of the Emperor is the reason to come to Xian.

The Great Mosque

The Great Mosque

The Great Mosque occupies an area of over 12,000 square meters and has four courtyards which are landscaped with gardens. The first courtyard is home to a nine meter high wooden arch that dates back to the 17th century.

Han Yang Ling Museum

Han Yang Ling Museum

Emperor Jindi (188BC—141BC), named Liu Qi, was the fourth Emperor of the Western Han Dynasty. During his 17-year reign, he adhered to the philosophy of Yellow Emperor and Saint Laozi, whose main doctrine was to follow the natural principles.

Xi'an Tang Dynasty Show Paradise

Xi'an Tang Dynasty Show Paradise

Tang Paradise, the first imperial garden of the cultural theme park to expose the wonders of the Tang Dynasty in a comprehensive manner, is located in the original site of Tang Lotus Garden. Covering an area of 65acres, it is designed to the concept of experience history, human culture and life style....

Ancient City Wall

Ancient City Wall

Xian’s Ancient City Wall is the most complete ancient city wall in China and is one of the largest ancient defensive works in the world. Originally built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the wall was added onto and rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and it is this remodel which is visible today.

Fengxiang Clay Figurines

Fengxiang Clay Figurines

Painted clay figurines in Fengxiang County, Shaanxi Province, China has a long history. All the farmers in the village are capable of making clay figurines, so they always make some clay toys and ornaments as gifts at the slack seasons of farming.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Located 4 kilometers south of Xian City, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of Xian’s most visited sights, along with the Terracotta Warriors.(Link) The pagoda is located in the Da Ci’en Temple complex.

Ancient Bell Tower

Ancient Bell Tower

Xian’s Ancient Bell Tower was the ancient city’s time-keeper. Built in 1384, during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the tower is the largest and best preserved bell tower left in China.

Banpo Neolithic Village

Banpo Neolithic Village

The ruins of this 6000 year-old village represents the earliest signs of human habitation around Xian. The village was discovered in 1953 and is situated on the eastern bank of the Chan River in a suburb of Xian. A large hall has been built over what was part of the residential area of the village.

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Located south of the ancient city of Xian, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda scenic area is a wonderful site in Xian. The centerpiece of the area is the pagoda which was built in 707, during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The scenic area is filled with gardens, ancient temple buildings, cultural relics and is also home to the Xian Museum.

Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses

Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses

Located on the east side (about 1.5 km) of the Chin Shi Huang's mausoleum (aka the Tomb of Qin Shihuang), the site is now the world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum, which collects about 8,000 life-size pottery warriors, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses.

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