Xian[ Related Itinerary ]

Xian, the eternal city, records the great changes of the Chinese nation just like a living history book. Xian, located in central-northwest China is the provincial capital of Shanxi Province, which is the world famous historical and cultural city, and the base of important scientific research, higher education, defense-related science and technology industry and advanced technology industry. Known as "Chang'an" in ancient times, here is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization in the Yellow River Basin area of the country. During Xian's 3,100 year development, 13 dynasties such as Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang placed their capitals here. In 1981, it was listed into World Historical Famous City by the UNESCO. So far, Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals.

With very rich cultural heritages, Xian has 282 Key cultural relics protection units including 34 national key cultural relics protection units, 72 provincial key cultural relics protection units and 120,000 collections. The famous Silk Road regard Xian as the starting point. The world famous Eighth Wonder in the World - Terracotta Warriors, the existing of best preserved and largest old city wall - Xian Ming City Wall and the four sites are all the valuable historical and cultural heritages of human. Rich historical and cultural sites and unique natural features make Xian to be one of the tourist first stops in China for travelers from home and abroad.

Xian was China's political, economic and cultural center during ancient times. With long history and rich cultural heritages, Xian enjoys the good reputation of "natural history museum". Many types of cultural relics with large amounts and the high value is the most famous in China.

Besides, Xian has a lot of delicious and unique snacks. Representatives are: Xian features pasta, Xian Dumpling Banquet, Qinzhen Liangpi, steamed mutton, meatballs soup and so on. When having a tour to Xian, travelers should not miss the chances to have a taste of the these delicious local snacks.

In order to facilitate the international visitors' short stay in Xian, 72 Hours Visa Free Transit policy is carried out From Jan. 1st 2014. Passport holders of 51 countries and regions are granted a visa-free stay of up to 72 hours with a third country flight ticket.


Army of Terra-cotta Warriors

One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-si ...More

Muslim Quarter

There are many restaurants, souvenir and some local special snacks. ...More

Xian City Walls

It is the most complete existing China, the largest one of the ancient city wall and complex, has important historical value, art ...More

Bell and Drum Tower

Bell and Drum Tower is located in the city center. Enjoying a high prestige, regarded as the landmark of Xian. ...More

Big Goose Pagoda

The pagoda is built on the premises of theTemple of Great Maternal Grace (Da Ci'en), originally built in 589 AD and thenrebuilt 64 ...More

Shaanxi History Museum

Situated on Xiaozhai East Road on the northwest side of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Shaanxi History Museum is the first modern nati ...More

Famen Temple

Famen Temple, Famen Temple) is located in the hometown of emperor yan, bronze of the township -- baoji. ...More

Daming Palace

Daming Palace is the most magnificent palace in the world during China Tang Dynasty, where Tang emperors lived and dealt with stat ...More

Great Mosque

Located in the city center just northwest of Bell and Drum Tower, Xian Great Mosque is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserv ...More

Qianling Mausoleum

Qianling Mausoleum is one of the most famous Tang-era sights in Xian and the place where Emperor Gaozong and his Empress Wu Zetia ...More

Banpo Museum

Banpo Museum is the first museum built for a 'mankind site', a habitation site of early man. ...More

Hanyang Mausoleum

Hanyang Mausoleum is the burial ground of Emperor Hanjingdi - Liu Qi, a notable emperor of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC - 24AD), ...More

Huaqing Hot Springs

Besides the dainty spring scenery, Huaqing Hot Springs is famed for the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine ...More

Maoling Mausoleum

Maoling Mausoleum is located about 40 kilometers from Xian city proper, which is the tomb of Emperor Hanwudi - Liu Che of Han Dyna ...More

Mt. Huashan

Mt. Huashan, enjoying a high prestige and a long history, is one of the famous Five Great Mountains in China. ...More

Zhao Mausoleum

Zhao Mausoleum is the mausoleum of Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty (618-907), one of the most famous emperor in Tang Dy ...More