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Xi'an Travel Guide

Xi'an, anciently known as Chang'an, is the capital city of Shaanxi and the starting point of the Silk Road. It boasts profound history and numerous cultural relics.

Experiences not to be missed in Xi’an:

  • Find the answer why Emperor Qin built the Terracotta Army;
  • Try local street food at Muslim Quarter;
  • Walk or cycle around the Ancient City Wall to feel and touch a piece of history;
  • Visit Shaanxi History Museum which tells the stories of the 13 different dynasties which used Xi’an as their capital in Ancient China;
  • Trek on the narrow plank along the cliffside at Mount Huashan.

Best time to visit

Xian has four distinct seasons and moderate climate. Spring and autumn is the best time to visit china when the weather is pleasant.


As a key transportation port and important municipality in the vast west China, it's easily reachable by train or air. There are some suggestions for transportation from Xi’an to popular cities:



Travel Time by High-speed Trains

By air




6½–7 h

2h 15mins


5–6 h



11-16 (no High-speed Train)



7–9 h

2h 45mins


9–10 h

2h 50mins


18 hour (no High-speed Train)



10 h

2h 10mins

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Xi'an Travel Ideas

xian weather

Xi'an Weather

When is the best time for a visit

  • March to May when the blossoms are in full bloom.
  • September to November when the weather is pleasant are the best periods for visiting Xi’an

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xian transport

Xi'an Transport

How to get to Xi'an

  • The popular cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Guilin, Chengdu and Guangdong have direct flights to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.
  • High-speed-trains to Xi'an is convient.

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how to plan trip to xian

Xi'an Trip Planner

Plan a 3-Day Trip to Xi'an

  • This article will give you an idea of visit Xi'an by choosing the right time to go, what to see, how to get there, what to pack, and help you make with good plan.

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Xi'an Food

Which delicous food not to be missed for you?

  • No.1 Beef Or Mutton Paomo
  • No.2 Roujiamo (finely Chopped Pork Stuffed In Baked Pancake)
  • No.3 Cold Noodle (Liangpi)

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