https://us.trip.com/travel-guide/destination/xi-an-7/
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/0106m120004eks4oyF624_D_1180_558.jpg
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/100o1f000001gp44rA9EC_D_1180_558.jpg?proc=source%2ftrip
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/0100f120005q6fsy8B56A_D_1180_558.jpg?proc=source%2ftrip
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/100510000000o6ke620CB_D_1180_558.jpg?proc=source%2ftrip
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/3508170000011x8fd5D08_D_1180_558.jpg?proc=source%2ftrip
Photos

Xi'an

View Local Experiences on Map

Xi'an Travel Guide

An ancient gathering place of cultures, religions, and commence, the city of Xi’an has a rich history of more than 3000 years and is today the provincial capital of Shaanxi Province. Amongst the city’s modern architecture and congested roads, there is still a plethora of ruins and historical monuments.


Located in the south-central part of the province, Xi’an has the Qinling Mountains to the South and the Weihe River to the North. There are 11 urban districts in total, with Beilin District being the city center where famous landmarks are located like the Bell Tower and the City Wall; to the west is Lianhu District, a residential and commercial area with luxury hotels and is popular amongst business travelers. Around the center districts, visitors can find Xincheng District with a quieter environment and many shopping options; and Yanta District where several universities are located together with another cluster of top attractions like the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.


Formerly known as Changan, Xi’an has been the seat of the capital for 1200 years covering 13 dynasties. Since the Western Han Dynasty (206BC - 24AD), this ancient city was the starting point of the Silk Road, an intersection of cultural and economic exchange. It reached its heyday in the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907AD) when it became a booming metropolis as important as Rome. Today Xi’an’s long history can still be seen in its ancient monuments, centuries-old temples, and archeological treasures.


Xi'an has an astonishing 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites, among which is one of the world’s greatest archeological discoveries – the Army of Terracotta Warriors. But the list of visit-worthy attractions in this city is vast and diverse. Besides the Bell and Drum Towers, the ancient city wall, and the Daming palace site, Xi’an is also home to awe-inspiring natural wonders like Cuihua Mountain and Heihe National Park.


Getting to and around Xi’an is simple and convenient. In addition to the usual modes of public transportation like the metro, bus, train, and taxi, there are several special tourist bus lines and sightseeing hop on hop off buses to make it easier for visitors to explore the city. The most common ways to reach Xi’an are by air (Xianyang International Airport) and by train. In fact, riding the overnight trains from Beijing or Shanghai is a favorite travel experience for many foreign visitors. 


Show Less
  • 󰄩Transport
  • 󰴇Best Time to Visit
  • 󰐺Unique Experiences
  • Clear 22 - 38℃
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1qf4h12000c9128ovFD31.png

Experience Xi'an

What to Do

Looking for things to do in Xi'an? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
View More
Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

9.8
4.7/5101,128 Review
"Museums"
"Historical Sites"
Xi 'an City Wall

Xi 'an City Wall

9.2
4.6/545,994 Review
"Military Sites"
"Historical Sites"
Huaqing Pool

Huaqing Pool

9.2
4.4/517,505 Review
"Springs"
"Museums"
"The Song of Everlasting Sorrow"

"The Song of Everlasting Sorrow"

9.2
4.6/515,891 Review
"Featured performances"
Mount Hua
Nearby Attractions

Mount Hua

9.2
4.7/539,149 Review
"Mountains"
"Mountain Climbing"
Tang Paradise

Tang Paradise

8.9
4.4/522,639 Review
"Night Attractions"
Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum

8.7
4.6/528,269 Review
"Museums"
Xi'an Bell Tower

Xi'an Bell Tower

8.6
4.5/512,670 Review
"Historical Architectures"
"Night Attractions"
The Longest Day in Chang'an Theme Block

The Longest Day in Chang'an Theme Block

8.4
3.9/52,696 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Dayan Pagoda

Dayan Pagoda

8.3
4.6/58,261 Review
"Temples"
"Night Attractions"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Xi'an, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
View More

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Xi'an dishes and foodie spots.
View More
Zui Chang'an (Belfry Branch)

Zui Chang'an (Belfry Branch)

4.5/5200 Review
Avg. USD10/person
"Northwest China Cuisine"
Wei (W Xian)

Wei (W Xian)

4.6/537 Review
Avg. USD64/person
"Buffets"
"Spectacular Views"
酸辣谷·陕派清真涮肉(钟楼店)

酸辣谷·陕派清真涮肉(钟楼店)

5.0/5103 Review
Avg. USD12/person
"Hot Pot"
西安唐華華邑酒店·彩豐樓中餐廳

西安唐華華邑酒店·彩豐樓中餐廳

5.0/59 Review
Avg. USD52/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
HU PAN

HU PAN

4.8/5104 Review
Avg. USD53/person
"Northwest China Cuisine"
"Spectacular Views"
Chang'an Food Court: Chang'an Market

Chang'an Food Court: Chang'an Market

4.4/5907 Review
Avg. USD6/person
"Northwest China Cuisine"
老李家Biangbiang麪(鐘樓總店)

老李家Biangbiang麪(鐘樓總店)

4.8/512 Review
Avg. USD4/person
"Snacks"
XIAN RESTAURANT

XIAN RESTAURANT

4.5/51,122 Review
Avg. USD14/person
"Northwest China Cuisine"
"Famous Restaurants"
Five Zen5es

Five Zen5es

4.5/5117 Review
Avg. USD37/person
"Northwest China Cuisine"
Tian XiangGe Restaurant

Tian XiangGe Restaurant

5.0/511 Review
Avg. USD38/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
The Ritz-Carlton, Xi'an · Zhi Yan · Japanese Restaurant

The Ritz-Carlton, Xi'an · Zhi Yan · Japanese Restaurant

5.0/513 Review
Avg. USD69/person
"Japanese"
InterContinental Xi'an North - Char Steakhouse

InterContinental Xi'an North - Char Steakhouse

5.0/57 Review
Avg. USD69/person
"Western-style"
"Spectacular Views"

Discover the Real Xi'an With a Local Expert

Post
#Recommended
#xian
#china
#summervacation
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi3v12000d7d0e5nA4D4.jpg?proc=source/trip
Predicting this will be the next top trend in Xi'an
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi2n12000b8d9i8t10C2.jpg
Ph@3dr@_R3v3r13
33
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi0m12000cmxstbhC386.jpg?proc=source/trip
W Hotel Xi'an
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi4j12000b8d8juf9A67.jpg
Evelyn.Simmons.56
49
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi6g12000dxz4zda79DD.jpg?proc=source/trip
Xi'an//The Great Tang All Day Mall
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi6412000b8d7n9qB509.jpg
RefreshingSanctuaries
8
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi5112000dvyc0949E4B.jpg?proc=source/trip
I have been to Shaanxi five times, here's an ultra-detailed nanny-level guide
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi4v12000b8d96qsCC02.jpg
Avery.Cox*68
8
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi4w12000cnp63u53430.jpg?proc=source/trip
Without spending a penny, I went to shoot the classic treasure spots|Dayan Pagoda
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi2612000b8cqt9b05DC.jpg
ZANDER KELLER
206
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi4512000dn3mxoy7CA6.jpg?proc=source/trip
The old streets of Xi'an are 1000 times more fun than the Muslim Quarter!
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi4d12000b8d18c05957.jpg
Culinary Routes
7
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi1l12000efc4oyy4FD1.jpg?proc=source/trip
Xi'an Outskirts Fun for Kids | Staying in Nature with the Little Ones
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi3f12000b8d8e550071.jpg
Elijah.Butler@73
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi6e12000d215fmdEB5F.jpg?proc=source/trip
Help! Xi'an 5 days 4 nights pure play strategy per capita only 1 K+
https://ak-d.tripcdn.com/images/1mi7112000b8d7dcbAC6F.jpg
MindfulResorts
3
View More

How much do you know about Xi'an?

View More
󰃸
What's the most popular attractions in Xi'an?
fire icon
Here are the best places to visit in Xi'an, including: Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum,Fortifications of Xi'an,Shaanxi History Museum
󰃸
Things to do near Xi'an for family & child?
fire icon
You could try Qinling Wildlife Park,Lewa City · Lewa Adventure,Qujiang Polar Ocean Park,Bailuyuan·Bailucang Scenic Area,Fantasy Aquarium in Xi'an
󰃸
Any recommended attractions about nature scenery in Xi'an?
1 Answer
󰃸
How to get to Jingyang from Xi'an?
1 Answer

More Ways to Enjoy Xi'an

Top 21 Instagrammable Hotels in Xi'an

View More

Top 5 Vacation Homes in Xi'an

View More

Top 6 Performances in Xi'an

View More

Top 4 Nightlife Districts in Xi'an

View More

Top 11 Gourmet Hotels in Xi'an

View More

Top 10 Hot Springs in Xi'an

View More

Popular Family-friendly Attractions Near Xi'an

View More

Popular Premium Hotels Near Xi'an

View More

Popular Best Things to Do Near Xi'an

View More

Other Recommended Cities

Hangzhou
Shanghai
Chengdu
Xiamen