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Country rank: 4 out of 8 Places To Visit In China

Sub-Region: Shaanxi Province


Ideal duration: 2-3 days

Best time: March to May (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Xianyang (Check Flights)


Xi'an Tourism

Oldest among the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.

Xi'an marks the starting point of the Silk Route. It is an emerging megapolis of China and is one of the oldest cities in the country.

Hotels in Xi'an

Top Hotels in Xi'an

  • Xi'an Simple Palace

    CNY 100 /night onwards

  • Eastern House Boutique Hotel

    CNY 588 /night onwards

  • Xi'an Hometown Hostel

    CNY 45 /night onwards

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Xi'an has no special customs that need to be observed

Zhongyuan Mandarin is the official language in Xi'an.

Xi'an became a major centre of culture and politics in 11th century BC. After much political unrest and changing of hands the next major event in Xi'an was in 1911 when the Qing dynasty was overthrown. The Xi'an incident took place within city walls in 1936 at the time of the Chinese Civil War.

The Fountain and Music show as well as the Tang Dynasty Show are things tourists can definitely check out. Besides there are night markets which are quite famous locally. There are also bars and cafes tourists can hang out in at night. Some noteworthy names are - Salsa Club, Xi'an Diwang Club, Charlie's Bar, Ivy Coffee , Fu Bao Ge Teahouse.

Department stores and malls include - Century Ginwa Shopping Mall,Kai Yuan Shopping Mall. Souveneir stores selling arts and crafts include - Shu Yuan Men, Xi'an Antique Market, Huimin Street and Xi'an Fenghuangchang (site for what is probably the world's finest silk carpets)

The bills are of the following denominations - 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100. The units are known as yuan.They are however commonly called kwai.

One RMB equals 10.01 INR. It is advisable to carry some local currency beforehand.

Daily budget depends on the kind of food and entertainment tourists indulge in but an average expense of 150 -200 RMB can be expected.

Buddhism, Daoism, Christinaity, Islam and Roman Catholicism.

Must try dishes at Xi'an are - Flatbread in Mutton soup at Tongshengxiang Reaturant, Kabob at Gaojia Kaorou, Xi'an meat burger at WangKui Lazhi Roujiamo, cold noodles, Soupy dumpling at Jiasan Guantangbao

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