Xian Travel

Xi’an, located in Shaanxi province, is one of the important areas where Chinese nation lived and multiplied; it is also one of the places of the birth and development of Chinese civilization. It was the capital of 13 most glorious dynasties including Zhou, Qin, Han, Tang and so on. The city is also the starting point of Ancient Silk Road. The rich cultural legacy and profound cultural heritage formed the Shaanxi unique historical cultural features. The following is some information about Xian travel.

Xi’an Attractions

As a historic city with rich culture, there are many attractions to explore in Xian. The Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, one of the must-see attractions in Xian, built during 246 B.C. and 208 B.C. Nearly 8000 clay warriors and horses as big as the real ones have been unearthed so far. It was described as the one of the eight wonders in the world and one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the twentieth centuries.

Terra cotta warriors city wall wild goose pagoda
    Qin Terra-cotta Warriors             Xi’an City Wall          Wild Goose Pagoda


bell Tower huaqing spring history museum
              Bell Tower            Huaqing Spring     Shaanxi History Museum

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Xi’an Tours

It usually takes about 2 or 3 days to take a Xian tour, which covers the most famous attractions including the Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, the City Wall, Huaqing Spring, the Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum and etc. In the evening, a Tang Dynasty Show is perhaps a good option for an evening activity. We ChinaTour.Net offers a reliable tour service. The recommended tours are as follows.

1 Day Tour: Terra-cotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall
2 Days Xi’an Coach Tour without Hotel Package
3 Days (2 Nights) Xian Tour + Hotel Package
5 Days (4 Nights) Xian Tour + Hotel Package                       >>more Xian local tours

Xi’an Dining

Xi’an is famous for its delicious cuisine. The dumpling dinner is a must for whoever come to Xi’an. Other snacks such as cakes with meat, noodles of many kinds etc.  Do try some local snacks and you will miss it when you leave the city. >>more

Xi’an Hotel

Since Xi’an is a popular tourist city, there are many hotels of different star rates available. It is very convenient to stay in the downtown. It is very easy to go to the scenic spots from the downtown.Book a Xian Hotel

Xi’an History

The history of Xian began in Stone Age, which is 3,000 years ago. It is one of the most famous historic cities in the world. The city played an important role in Chinese history. It was the capital city of 13 dynasties in Chinese history. >>more

Xi’an Transportation

By Flight

Xian Xianyang International Airport is located about 30 kilometers away from the downtown. Both international flights and domestic flights are available. There are international flights between Xi’an and Seattle, Helsinki, Seoul, Toyko, Singapore,   Bangkok and so on. Domestic flights are available between Xian and most major cities in China. Therefore, it is quite convenient to travel to Xian by air. Book a Flight Ticket

By Train

High-speed train is available between Xi’an and Beijing, Guangzhou, Changsha, Wuhan, Luoyang and etc. It takes only about 5 hours from Beijing to Xi’an by high-speed train. It is fast and comfortable to travel in a high-speed train. Normal fast trains are also available in Xi’an from most cities in China. Book a Train Ticket

Local transportation


Xian Subway Line 1 and Line 2 have been in operation for now. Normally the running hours of the subway is from 6 am to 11 pm. The ticket fare ranges from CNY 2 to CNY 5. The specific fare depends on how many stations passengers have been travelled. It is CNY 2 within 6 stations, CNY 3 within 7-10 stations, CNY 4 within 11-17 stations and CNY 5 for over 17 stations.

Public bus

The public bus system is well developed in Xi’an. The bus line covers almost all the famous attractions in Xi’an. The ticket fare start at CNY1 for normal buses and CNY2 for air-conditioned buses. The final price is calculated according to how far passengers have gone.


Taxis below 1.8L

The flag-down payment is CNY6 for first 2 kilometers and fuel surcharge is CNY1. CNY1.5 per km after 2 km. 50 percent surchange every kilometer after 8 km for returning empty. In the night(23:00-6:00), additional CNY1 will be charged for flagdown payment and additional CNY0.3 every kilometer after the initial 2 km. Every 2.5 minutes’ waiting will be charged half the fare of one kilometer.

Taxis above 1.8L

Daytime: The initial fare is CNY9 for the first 2 kilometers and CNY2.4 per Kilometer after 2 km.
Night(from 23:00 to 06:00): The initial fare is CNY10 for the first 2 km and CNY2.7 per km after 2 km.

Estimated taxi fees
From the airport to the Bell Tower: about CNY100
From the airport to the North Square of Wild Goose Pagoda: about CNY110
From the airport to Xian train station: about CNY100