Luxury Xian Tours
Xian, an ancient city of 13 dynasties and the starting point of Silk Road in China, was a very important city that had business and culture communication with the world. The Terra-Cotta Warriors alone attracts great numbers of travelers from all over the world.
"Actually the whole trip went like clockwork -we were met at the airport as promised and the hotels were fabulous. We stayed at the Sofitel in Xi'an and traveled there from Shanghai in an overnight sleeper on the train. The entombed warriors are simply a must see! Our guides in both Beijing and Xi'an and drivers were knowledgeable and courteous and we enjoyed great restaurants, shopping and sightseeing..." Read More
Highlights of Xian
Trip Length: 2-4 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
As the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and an ancient capital for 13 dynasties, Xi'an is a well-known city full of history and culture. During this 4-day tour, you will see all the highlights including the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall and the Great Mosque. Pay a visit to Xi'an, as it has much to offer.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Trip Length: 4-6 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
With more than 3100 years of history, Xi'an is one of the four great ancient capitals of China. It is a city full of history and culture. During this 5-day tour, you will visit not only the regular highlights, but also the Gao Family Courtyard and learn how to make dumpling with the locals. You will visit the Huxian County to see the local farmers' paintings.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Trip Length: 5-6 days; Price & Date: Upon Request
This 5-day tour combines the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and other Xi’an famous relics with a one day tour to the Huashan Mountain, which is known as the No. 1 precipitous mountain under heaven.Learm More Customize a Similar Tour
Introduction to Xian
Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province, is one of the four ancient capitals in China that served 12 imperial capitals for about 1,120 years. It is the eastern terminal of the Silk Road. Xi’an was referred to as “Chang’an” before the Ming Dynasty. With a history of more than 3,100 years, Xi’an is a world famous tourist destination. It is a treasure trove full of historical and cultural relics. Among them is the Terracotta Warrior built in the Qin Dynasty, which is the most well-known home and abroad.
Classic Attractions in Xian
The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Work is ongoing at this site, which is around 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum in Lintong County within Shaanxi province. It is a sight not to be missed by visitors in China. Upon ascending the throne at the age of 13 (in 246 BC), Qin Shi Huang, later the first Emperor of all China, had work done on his mausoleum. It took 11 years to finish. It is speculated that many buried treasures and sacrificial objects accompanied the emperor in his after life. A group of peasants uncovered some pottery while digging for a well nearby the royal tomb in 1974. It caught the attention of archeologists immediately. They came to Xian in droves to study and to extend the digs. They had established beyond a reasonable doubt that these artifacts were associated with the Qin Dynasty (211-206 BC).
Intangible Cultural Heritages in Shananxi
Located in the western region of the Guanzhong plain in Shaanxi, Fengxiang County is a renowned place of producing New Year woodblock print. According to the records of Tai Family of Nanshaoli Village in Fengxiang County, they have engaged in this ancient industry since the second year of Zhengde Period (1506-1521) of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), lasting for almost 20 generations.
Xian Local Cuisine
Xi’an is a famous tourist city known for its gourmet food and snacks. In Xi’an, you can savor Shaanxi delicious food without any limitations. When choosing between the gourmet food in Xi’an, we highly recommend “two feasts” and “two paomos.”
Xian Tour Map
Spring (from March to May) and autumn (from September to November) are the best seasons to visit Xi’an. Your visit to Xi’an is based on the local places of historical interest. In spring and autumn the temperature is mild and it is neither too cold nor too hot. This is why you are suggested to visit Xi’an during this period of time. The pleasant weather conditions render an enjoyable experience touring around the city. However, you may encounter dusty weather conditions in the spring, so you may be advised to stay indoors. It is cold and dry in the winter, which makes it hard withstand the freezing wind while traveling. Given the cold weather conditions you can simply undertake in indoor activities. In the summer it is sweltering hot, particularly in mid-summer. The sun is intense, which by noon becomes unbearable. Storms may strike the city from time to time, but will not last long. In the daytime, you are suggested to visit places that are not exposed to the sun, like the ancient city wall. It would be a good choice for you to visit indoor places like the Terracotta Warriors and Horses as well as the Shaanxi History Museum.
Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an
Located in the hinterland of Xi’an Hi-Tech Development Zone Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an is located in the largest commercial and recreational area of Xi’an. Easy transportation is guaranteed if you intend to visit local famous places like the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, along with the Xi’an Ancient City Wall. The hotel has luxury rooms and suites of various types, which are furnished with French windows that render you intoxicated with the beauty of the urban tapestry and garden view from the hotel. The hotel’s 4 star restaurants and bars of distinctive styles will spoil you with alluring delicacies cooked with by famous chefs from around the world. The restaurants and bars include Chinese-style Tian Xiang Ge, the tasteful Siam Garden, the exquisite Yi Café, and the elegantly-adorned Lobby Lounge. Later in the day you will feel reluctant to say goodbye to these restaurants...
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