Museum of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Teracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian, ChinaXian (Xi'an), the capital city of Shaanxi Province, is located in the western part of Guanzhong Plain, with Weihe River running to the north. The historical city of Xian is the largest metropolis in northwest China, with an area of 9,983 square kilometers and a population of 6.94 million. There is also an Islamic element to Xian which is found in tucked-away mosques which makes Xian very unique. With world              Photo: Qin Shihuang Terracotta Warriors

renowned tourist attractions in Xian, Shanxi Province, after Beijing, is the most popular travel destination in China. This complete travel guide with useful travel information allows visitors to learn more about all the places of interest in Xian.


Famen Si (Doorway Temple) in Xian, ChinaKnown as Chang'an in ancient China, Xi'an is a world-renowned ancient capital city. Three thousand year-long history has left Xi'an a rich legacy of historical sites and cultural relics whereby this tourist city has seen the rise and fall of many incredible Chinese dynasties. All the remarkable monuments and archaeological sites seen here in Xian depicts the importance of this city and there were times when this ancient city stands on the same level of greatness together with the city of Rome. The city of Xian has a very unique rectangular shape filled with streets and avenues in a tidy grid outline with the middle section surrounded by city walls and houses the huge Bell Tower. Most of the main tourists facilities are located in the central block of the Xian. However, there are many places of interest which are seen outside the city central such as the Shaanxi History Museum, Big Goose Pagoda (Dayan Ta) in the Monastery of Grace and Little Goose Pagoda (Xiaoyan Ta) and the Banpo Neolithic Village. Tourists need to travel farther away for attractions such as the Photo: Famen Si        Xianying City Museum, Famen Si (Doorway Temple), Tomb of Qin Shihuang and the Army of Terracotta Warriors located near Lintong. These attractions in Xian is not to be miss and must be listed down in your intenary.


Huaqing Pool in Xian, ChinaOne of the main reason why Xian has managed to attract million of visitors here is that Xian is the most intact ancient city wall in the world with famous attractions such as the fascinating terracotta army warriors unearthed from the tomb of the First Emperor, Qin Shihuang, four ruins of the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties and the Forest of Steles Museum. Some tourists area worth exploring include the Afang Palace, Drum Tower, Xian City Walls, Xian Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter, Temple of the Eight Immortals (Banxian An), Huaqing Pool (Huaqing Chi), Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang, Lishan Forest Park,          Photo: Huaqing Pool in Xian

Spring Dawn Garden at Qujiang, Museum of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Grand Buddha Temple (Dafo Si), Imperial Tombs which include Zhao Tomb, Qian Tomb, Prince Zhang Huai's Tomb and Mao Tomb seen at Xianyang.


Bell Tower (Zhong Lou) in the centre of Xian, ChinaXian's charm is also added by its three national forest park. Thanks to its rich tourist resources, Xian, the starting point of the well known 'Silk Road', is an ideal travel destination for both local and foreign tourists. One important thing to know is that always carry with you a Xian tourist map as this will make your adventure much easier and hassle free. More on Xian's festivals and celebrations, transportation, hotels, recreation, restaurants, shopping, travel services, useful telephone numbers and places of interest can be found below. Before leaving for Xian, use this Photo: Bell Tower               travel guide to learn more about this city and write down all the tourists attractions that you wish to visit since most people found out that they do not have enough time to see all the available famous attractions in Xian.





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