This city is so alive. I think that Xi’an, for me was truly a different and special experience compared to busy Beijing. From the Muslim quarters, the vibey market streets, the helpful and vibrant people to the historical and cultural prominence and the various, incredible foods, it was a city that I thoroughly enjoyed just walking through and breathing in.
We arrived in Xi’an after a 6-hour ride on the speed train from Beijing. Wow is it fast! I seriously recommend the speed train as an option if you are not looking to waste time. Many bullet trains are running to numerous towns on a daily basis, the tickets are easy to purchase online and they aren’t too pricey (I think we paid around 515 CNY for the cheapest tickets). It was totally worth it as we felt like we were traveling first class; our seats were extremely comfortable, and we had ample space in front of us. We easily packed our bags in the overhead compartments, the hostesses were helpful and the bathrooms were clean. There is even a water dispenser at the end of each cart.
*Super important though – make sure you collect your tickets at the ticket booth of the train station beforehand, prepared with your reference number and passport. There is another option for those of you not in the mood for people and queues. You could preregister your passport number at the train station, book your tickets well in advance and have them delivered to your hostel or hotel. It’s also a good idea to get to the station early as people run onto the train the minute the gate opens to pile their loads in the overhead compartments. So if you want space to store your bag – arrive early.
When we finally arrived in Xi’an (we got off the train a stop too soon), a helpful young student and the person on the other side of his phone call, who could speak English, guided us to our hostel. What a great welcome to this fantastic city.
Han Tang Inn, home away from home. We loved it here and felt so welcomed. The staff were super friendly and helpful, immediately explained the bus and subway system to us, indicated all the best spots on a map and let us ask our 101 questions before going to bed. The breakfasts were delicious, and the theme nights even better. We made the most scrumptious hot pot one of the nights, met some great travelers and the food just kept coming. We were so sad that they decided to have ‘Dance night’ the day we left, so we missed out on that one, but we were given a lovely send off to cheer us up.
Xi’an, once known as the eternal city, is like walking and living through history. Apparently the end of the Silk Road in the east, as well as housing the site of the Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an is definitely a city to pop on your bucket list. There is just so much to do in this lively town, you could spend hours exploring the immense historical heritage and cultural nooks, sadly we only had 3 days, so here is what we did:
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Day 1 – Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Mosque & Muslim quarters
The Bell Tower and Drum Tower
These two towers are located within close proximity of each other and can easily be combined into a combo tour along with the Mosque and Muslim quarters. The Bell tower, built after the drum tower in the Ming Dynasty (1384), was originally the center and heart of the ancient capital. And still today, it’s this gigantic, square, well-preserved tower, seemingly slap bang in the middle of the city. Around it, is this wild roundabout that branches off into North, East, South and West roads that run towards the gates of the city wall. The tallest bell tower in China, with its exquisite architecture, detailed engravings and panoramic view from the top is definitely worth a visit. You can also enjoy the bell/drum musical performances that are included in the ticket price and performed hourly, eight times a day.
If you don’t have time, money or interest to do either the Bell or Drum Towers, they still make for beautiful photos, especially at night when the Bell Tower is lit up and the cars, scooters, and buses are zooming around the crazy roundabout.
Cost: It’s 35 CNY for the Bell Tower and 50 CNY for the combo ticket of both the Bell and Drum Towers. You can buy tickets from the underground ticket booth in the Bell Tower subway tunnel.
They are open from 08:30 all year round. Closing times in peak season differ to the off-peak season. Peak season they close at 21:30 (April 01 – October 25) and off peak season at 18:00 (October 26 – March 31).
How to get there: I highly suggest staying near the center of the city. In this case, it is an easy walk to the Bell Tower subway station which leads to an underground tunnel with staircases going up to the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Mosque, Muslim quarter and shopping streets as the traffic is far too hectic to cross above ground. If you are staying outside the center, you can take a bus to Zhonglou (Bell Tower Station) or subway line 2, alighting at the same station, to the underground passages.
The Great Mosque
The Great Mosque of Xi’an or the Huajue Mosque is a major historical and cultural site and is still used as a place of worship today. It is situated on 30 Huajue Lane, which is a hop and a skip down the first road to your left as you enter the Muslim quarter, northwest of the Drum Tower and can easily be missed if you don’t know where to look. There are about 10 other mosques in this area, but the Great Mosque is the biggest and most well preserved.
The building design and layout is unique and beautiful, incorporating both Chinese and Islamic aspects. Unlike most buildings in China which are built on a north – south axis, the mosque is directed west towards Mecca, but it still follows the interior lines of the Imperial city. There is quite a serene feel to the courtyards and gardens, with birds chirping up above and the well-pruned trees and greenery creating sweet scents as you walk around. Each of the five yards has a central monument and throughout these, you can see detailed inscriptions of birds, animals, trees and writing both in Arabic and Chinese.
Despite the tranquillity and beauty, it won’t be a train smash if you miss out on this site. We didn’t feel like it was one of those ‘have to see’ attractions, but if you’re in the area and you aren’t sure what else to do, it’s worth the visit.
Cost: It will cost you 25 CNY from March to November to enter and the remaining months (December to February) it will cost only 15 CNY. Of course, if you are Muslim then entrance is free. They are open from 8 am to 7 pm, and we found that it is hushed and peaceful towards the evenings.
How to get there: There are many means of getting here. Once again, if you are planning on staying close to the city center, then it will be within walking distance, you could also go after visiting the Drum Tower as it is a 5-minute walk from here. If you are not walking, you can take bus No. 7, 15, 32, 205, 215, 221, 222, 251, 252, 612, 618 or Tourist Bus 610 and get off at the Zhonglou Xi (Bell Tower West) Station. Or take the Metro line 2 and get off at Zhonglou (Bell Tower) Station. Take exit B and walk west for about 6 minutes until you see the Drum Tower and then walk northwest along Huajue Lane for about 5 minutes and you will see the entrance.
We loved this part of town. The energetic feel of the streets as vendors arrange their wares for sale is contagious. The wild pitch of their voices as they invite you to taste the food they have prepared, play an instrument from their store or choose a souvenir they have hand-crafted gets your heart pumping. And of course, walking through the narrow alleyways, filled with mouth-watering smells of roasting lamb and the beautiful assortment of colors aligning the sides of the streets, with the bustling sounds of enthusiasm from both vendor and vendee, will have you spending a lot more money than you bargained for. But that’s the fun part. We spent over 6 hours walking around, sampling as much food as we could and enjoying the different sensations that enveloped us.
People were letting the money flow as they tried Yangrou Paomo (crumbly bread in Mutton Stew), fried rice, grilled mutton or lamb kebabs, stuffed steamed buns and hot meat pies. On the sweet side, there are some yum treats like persimmon cakes, nut brittle, waffles, to mention a few. Make sure you try ‘hou jia rou’,‘ a stewed meat filled bun, spiced with Sichuan peppers.
Cost: There is no entry fee, but you will pay anything from 10 CNY to about 40 CNY for street food and souvenirs. And stores are usually open from 8:00 in the morning until 23:00. Great place to grab lunch or dinner.
How to get there: As previously mentioned, it is right behind the Drum Tower, so the directions will be the same. You can take a bus (No. 7, 15, 32, 205, 215, 221, 222, 251, 252, 612, 618 or Tourist Line 8 No.610 and alight at Zhonglou Xi (Bell Tower West) Station. If you are traveling via Metro, take line 2 and get off at Zhonglou / Bell Tower Station, take exit B and walk towards the west. The street is behind the Tower (you’ll know it when you see it).
Day 2 – Terracotta Warriors
You have to, have to, HAVE TO see the Terracotta Army if you ever find yourself in Xi’an or Shaanxi province. I couldn’t come to terms with the fact that I was actually, physically there. I was in Lintong, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, standing at the entrance gate to the most remarkable archaeological excavation of the 20th century. I remember seeing the continuing excavations while my dad was watching the Travel Channel when I was still in middle school. Neither of us could believe that farmers, digging a well, looking for water, made the find. We both agreed that a trip to see the terracotta figures in person was definitely going on the bucket list. To this day, I still can’t believe I was there, and one day I will be taking my pops to see them too.
The whole farm that the army was found on has been converted into a tourist attraction. When you hop off the bus, you cross the road to the right, walk past the parking lot, pass a few food stalls and then walk around the toilets to reach the ticket booth. We were fortunate we were in China during off-peak season as there weren’t that many people, but apparently, on the busiest days, they allow hundreds of thousands of people through at a time. So make sure you don’t go on any public holidays or during summer vacation or you will be surrounded by thousands of Chinese and foreign tourists.
To give you an idea of how incredible this discovery is and why you have to go, let’s put it into perspective. It took over 700 000 people 40 years to build and it was all completed over 2 200 years ago (286 BC). There are about 8 000 different soldiers that have been uncovered, making it the largest discovery of its kind, with still more to come. In other words, they are still busy digging and finding more and more statues every day. Each statue is life-size and each one looks completely different to the next. The statues have different ranks and their stance, armor, weaponry, and hairstyle depicts this. Studies have found that they used approximately 10 facial casts and then added detail in the facial expressions, gestures, clothing, hair style, weaponry and paint color, making each figure unique. On top of all this, they have also uncovered 130 chariots and 670 horses as well as musicians, acrobats, concubines, waterfowl, cranes, and ducks. If all of this doesn’t WOW you, then maybe these archaeological finds are not for you.
When you enter the gates of the museum, you walk uphill for a wee bit and there it is, surrounding you. Vault one, two and three as well as the Exhibition hall to the right. We started with the exhibition hall of the Bronze Chariots as it mainly displayed the information needed for the following vaults/pits. It also has a reconstruction and explanation of the two famous chariots that you will see imprinted on all sorts of things all over Xi’an. Each carriage had to be reconstructed, each one containing about 3 400 pieces and weighing in at over 1200kgs. You could spend a lot of time in this hall, especially if you are like me and you have to read each little piece of information, hoping not to miss out on anything.
We then moved from the Hall to Vault 2; the museum claims that this vault is the ‘highlight of the whole mausoleum’ because it has the most army units with an array of mixed forces, archers, chariots and mounted troops. A lot of this vault remains buried under the original roofing and tiles laid down by the builders from 200 BC. And it’s pretty impressive because you can see where the archaeologists have been hard at work and how they have kept it all intact to preserve the fragile artifacts.
From Vault 2 we went to Vault 3, the smallest of the three, but still extraordinary. This vault is the smallest because it is known as the command post and only houses 68 high ranking officials. Not only is the size different, but the shape of the tomb is quite unique as it was built in the shape of the Chinese character “凹”. Looking down on these terracotta officials, you will notice most of them are headless. According to the archeologists, they were not originally buried like this but were destroyed during excavations by vandals who broke in. Friggin vandals.
Finally, we reached Vault 1 after a bit of a break under the trees. We moved in the shape of a letter C: Exhibition Hall – Vault 2 – Vault 3 – Vault 1. And we were happy we did so. Most tourists arrive and will either start immediately at Vault 1 or go from the Exhibition Hall to Vault 1. So while we were moving through, we noticed fewer and fewer tourists, which was great.
Vault 1 is the biggest and most fascinating of the three vaults. It is also the one everyone knows of and sees on TV or in photos as it was the very first one opened to the public in 1979. Over 6 000 statues of soldiers and horses were uncovered in this pit. However, only 2 000 are currently on display, as they are still being pieced back together and preserved for the future.
In Vault 1 you are closer to the excavation but of course, in some spots, the figures are quite far away, at some points as far as 6 meters down, which makes it difficult to see the intricate detail put into their features. The beautiful thing is that the museum has replica soldiers of each rank, the chariots and the horses, the weaponry, and armor and displayed them in cabinets beside the pits within the building so that you can see all the carvings and know what you are looking at.
We spent at least 6 hours here, in total. Afterward, we walked down the hill, looked at the curio shops that had little trinkets and mementos for sale, bought some junk food to snack on and caught the bus back to the Railway Station. It was an incredible day, and although we cut a lot out of our plans to spend the entire day here, I still get goosebumps thinking about it and I don’t regret it for a second.
Cost: 150 CNY (March – November) or 120 CNY (December – February). The museum is open from 08:30 – 17:00 and we highly suggest that you make it there as early as possible to avoid the tourist buses.
How to get there: You can catch bus 306 from the Xi’an Railway Station. The bus will stop a bunch of times along the way, but wait until the last leg as that will be the Terracotta Army stop. It will take about an hour. The driver will not speak any English, so don’t waste your time. Be careful of the fake buses, many a tourist has been scammed with this one, the real buses have at least 45 seats, they are gray coaches, and you will buy your ticket from the helper on board. DO NOT BUY TICKETS AT A TICKET WINDOW!
Tips: Seriously make sure you are there when there are as few tourists as possible, during a weekday, off peak, early in the morning. Tourists can be annoying, especially when they push in front of you to take a selfie with a replica model while you are trying to read the write-up.
Armed guards are at the gate to check your bags, so don’t take your tripod or flash as they are prohibited, along with the obvious.
Don’t buy anything from the souvenir shops, unless you haggle them down to a price you are willing to pay. Any price they give you is way too high.
Avoid the scams. There are hawkers selling crap within the museum, who claim they have books signed by the farmer who dug the well, or actual pieces of terracotta. Don’t buy it. It is a fake.
The vending machines inside the vaults have gold and silver coins you can purchase that have a picture of your choice printed on them (if you’re into that sort of thing). They are expensive! And the machine does not give change, so rather don’t use them.
Lower your expectations on the food surrounding the area. The quality will be low and the prices will be high.
There are toilets at the museum, but they are all squatties. So make sure you take some toilet paper and hand sanitizer or wipes with you. Use the toilets inside the museum as they are free, as soon as you exit the museum you will pay 1 CNY.
Don’t go to the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang. It has not been excavated yet; it is just a mound of grass and dirt – come back in a few years for a glimpse of that.
Day 3 – Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Museum, City Wall cycle
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
In all honesty, we were slightly disappointed with the Pagoda. I mean, it’s quite captivating in its own way, the gardens are peaceful and inviting and the pagoda itself, is huge, but what got us was the double cost (once again). We caught a bus, but got off too soon, then decided to walk the rest of the way, which ended up being around 2km, so don’t do that. When we got to the spot we were shown on the map, we went in through the west gate, where there was a lovely water feature, some gorgeous flowers in bloom and small bicycle vendors selling some candy apples and strawberries. We also noticed a ticket booth for an underground option. Being not entirely sure what it entailed we decided to go around to the main entrance instead, just in case we would miss out on something. We continued to walk around, enjoying the sun, people-watching, and admiring kids popping giant soap bubbles. We finally found the main entrance towards the south, went to the ticket booth to buy admission tickets and were a little shocked at the price. There was a small sign above the booth stating two different prices, expensive and even more expensive, but we didn’t take much notice of that, thinking it was a peak/off peak season thing. After some serious debating, we eventually decided to just do it and bought the tickets. I mean, we were already there, who knows when we would make it back to Xi’an and everyone mentions the GWGP at least once in conversation and will tell you how it is a ‘must see.’
Again, it is impressive. Having been first built in 652, then after centuries of seismic activity, war and weathering, being rebuilt for the second time, as a 64 meter tall, 7-storey high tower in the 1500’s. People from all across the world flock to see this architectural marvel, as it was built in traditional Chinese architecture with prisms visible on either side of the pagoda, using only layers of bricks and no mortar, and still, it stands firm. The gardens are impeccably kept, and the scenery is quite something. We took our time and ambled through the Daci’en Temple grounds, where each angle gave us a decent glimpse of the pagoda. We stopped and admired the different relics and detailed designs of the buildings within the temple. The cool thing about it is that it is still an active temple, so you can hear the Buddhist Monks chanting and worshipping. Watching them during their work, sending chills down your spine as you close your eyes and imagine life as it must have been back in the Tang dynasty when the temple and pagoda were first built.
Cost: Sadly the entry cost of 50 CNY doesn’t pay for entrance into the pagoda itself, but only into the temple grounds. Once you reach the pagoda, then you can choose whether or not to pay the extra 30 CNY each to go in. It’s up to you.
Opening hours in summer (March 16 – December 4) from 08:00 – 17:30. In winter (December 04 – March 15) from 08:00 – 17:00.
In the north square, there is the largest music fountain in the world. I suggest going in the evenings when it is lit up. The opening hours for the fountain differ and are between 12:00 – 20:00 on weekdays and every two hours from 10:00 on weekends and public holidays. The entrance fee for the fountain is 30 CNY, but it seems like it is an open place, so not many people pay the entry fee.
How to get there: The GWGP area is located approximately 6km south of the Bell Tower. If you go via subway, take line 2 and get off at Xiaozhai station. Exit from Exit C. You will walk in an easterly direction for about 470 meters.
Or you can take bus 606 or 609 from the Bell Tower and hop off at Dayanta (Wild Goose Pagoda) stop.
Shaanxi History Museum
It can go either way when it comes to museums. Travelers or tourists either love or hate them. Personally, I can spend an entire day reading every little piece of information, soaking up all the stories of the people and animals that once roamed the earth. Even if you aren’t the history buff type, and you don’t particularly enjoy museums, this one is fascinating and would be perfect for a rainy day perusal. Provided there aren’t hordes of tourists blindly following a tour guide around like lost sheep, with their earphones on, blocking out the rest of the world and knocking you out of the way to take their dang selfies (this briefly put me off museums).
Luckily, we made it there in the afternoon when there weren’t many people at all, and it was a dream. In the time we had there, we managed to see the Nr. 1, 2 and 3 Exhibition Halls as well as the Treasures of the Great Tang Dynasty Exhibition. The exhibits and relics ranged from prehistoric times (1 150 000 years ago – 206BC) to Western Zhou and Qin Dynasties. Then from the Han Dynasty to Northern and Southern Dynasties (386 – 589). The exhibits display the extraordinary architectural advances through the ages as well as the obvious cultural exchanges with other countries, evident in the fascinating gold, silver and bronze pieces. And then, of course, there were the demonstrations of the Tang Dynasty and later years which showed what Xi’an and Shaanxi Province were like in their prime.
The English descriptions on most of the artifacts and displays are quite well written out, so you can still enjoy the museum without a museum guide or audio guide, like we did, at your own pace. And if you’re not one for reading, then simply beholding the sheer grandeur of the items will be more than you bargained for – especially since the entrance is free. Yes, you read that right, FREE! Just make sure you take your passport with you.
Cost: You can line up and get a free ticket at window 1 or 2 simply by showing your passport. Don’t go on weekends though as the free tickets are limited to 2500 tickets from 9:00 to 14:00 and 1500 tickets after 14:00. So basically 4000 free tickets daily.
If you forgot your passport, or you want further access to the other 2 Exhibition Halls you can either pay 20 CNY (additional access to the 4th hall) or 300 CNY at window 3 for entry into all rooms and displays (including the Exhibition Hall for Mural Paintings of Tang Dynasty). As you may have noticed, we’re super frugal and went for the free option which was good enough for the time we had.
The museum is open from 08:30 – 18:00 in summer (March 16 – November 14), and from 09:00 – 17:30 in winter (November 15 – March 15). Also, note that the museum is closed on Mondays but still open on national holidays (but you don’t want to go on any national holidays because it will be PACKED!)
How to get there: If you are traveling by bus, bus no.: 5, 19, 24, 26, 27, 30, 34, 400, 401, 521, 527, 701, 710, 722, 610 or Tourist Bus no.6 will get you there. You’ll get off at the Cuihua Lu (Cuihua Road) bus stop. If you go via subway, take line 3 and get off at the Dayanta Station and walk west along East Xiaozhai Road for almost 1 km. Or take line 2 and get off at Xiaozhai Station, exit from Exit D and walk east for about 1.5 km. It is also an easy walk from the GWGP.
Tips: You cannot enter with your backpacks or bags of any kind, so you will have to store them in the lockers provided at the counter right of the ticket booths. They don’t accept laptops, so leave that at your hostel.
Do not bring your selfie sticks, flash or tripods either as they are prohibited.
Xi’an City Wall Cycle
The city wall in Xi’an is the only wall in China that is completely complete. It is also one of the oldest military fortresses in the world that isn’t damaged or falling apart. Of course, the current wall has been restored a few times and was rebuilt on top of the old wall that dates back to the one built during the Ming Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). The newly restored wall is 12m tall and about 14m wide at the top, wide enough to support the crowds of people who want to cycle, walk or just peek at the views of the city. It also brandishes a moat that runs along the full 13.7km length, 98 ramparts, sentry buildings at each rampart and four massive, yet beautifully decorated city gates.
You can walk along the wall and enjoy the views of the contrasting architecture, old and new. Eyeing the glossy new buildings that stretch up into the sky while further down below the old pagodas and residences litter the ground. Better yet, rent a bike and see all of it. From North gate to South or the other way around, depending on where you start and depending on how fast and when you decide to visit, cycling around the whole rectangular wall will take you between 1.5 – 2 hours. There are a ‘shitload’ of gates, 18 to be exact, but only 8 are in use for visitors. No matter where you are, you can find the closest entrance to you, and you will still be able to rent a bike and tour the entire wall. The South Gate or Yongning Gate is the most spectacular, so most visitors will use it, and so did we. It was convenient too because it is a 10-minute walk along South Street from the Bell Tower and you’re there.
We didn’t have time to enjoy the 2 free museums that are inside the Barbican and Archery towers of the South Gate, but if you do, go for it. We paid for our tickets, walked up the stairs and noticed that there were preparations for a huge festival going on in the square below. Apparently, this is a common occurrence as important ceremonies organized by the provincial government are usually held here, in the south gate square. Along with the lantern fair and the kite festival.
When we got to the top, we decided to rent a tandem bike (only God knows why), and just like that, we were on our way. We made it there in the late afternoon, and we could only rent the bike for an hour and a half, so Sean and I sped our way around. It was definitely a highlight for me. We had so much fun racing with the school kids who were there on a school trip and also on a time limit. We had many laughs at our inability to cycle on the tandem, and we were taken aback by the absolute beauty of the different towers and sentry buildings as well as the City Wall Park and the kickass moat. It was so much fun, I wanted to do it twice. If you’re not into cycling, you can always do the ‘self-guided’ hiking/walking or just pay the entrance fee and enjoy the views from atop, or the alternative is paying for a sightseeing battery car.
Cost: At our time of visit, entry to the wall cost 54 CNY per person, this fee goes towards the upkeep of the wall. Entrance to the wall is from 8 am – 10 pm. During festivals and fairs the cost will differ, so make sure you double check.
The tandem bike rental cost 90 CNY for 2 hours (ours was shorter because we got there too late) with a 300 CNY deposit. We didn’t have the deposit on us, so Sean bravely left his passport as insurance. Single bike rental is 45 CNY for 2 hours with a 200 CNY deposit. The business hours for bike rental differ between gates. South gate times are from 8:00 – 20:00. West, North and East Gates times are from 8:15 – 18:00 (hence the popularity of South Gate).
There are performances at the South Gate at 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 17:00.
How to get there: If you aren’t walking, you can take the bus or subway. You can take bus nr: 66, 11, 12, 46, 215, 239, 600, 603, 608, 713, 910, K600 or K618 and get off at South Gate Station. Or Take bus nr: 8, 22, 27, 29, 33, 37, 43, 45, 102, 203, 218, 235, 252, 300, 527, 602, 604, 714 or 903 to East Gate Station.
By subway, take line 2 and get off at Yongningmen Station for the South Gate or at Anyuanmen Station for the North Gate.
Tips: Take a lot of water and dress appropriately. There are spots where you can buy drinks and food, but it will be pricey.
Make sure you wear a cap and sunnies and wear sunblock, or just take the sunscreen with. There is no shade up there; you will burn.
There are many bathrooms on the wall itself, just make sure to take tissues and hand cleanser with you. Finally, once again, to beat the masses try to arrive early in the morning or late afternoon because it can get crowded, especially on weekends or national holidays.
Things we missed out on
Although we were eager to make it to Huashan, the favorite mountain hike with the reputation of being extremely dangerous and challenging, we made the difficult but necessary decision not to go this time around. The decision was made after a friend we met along the way told us that he paid over 100$ to get to the mountain and hike only part of it, which is, unfortunately, heavily over budget for us. (Also we read a few blogs stating that the ‘danger’ of the hike is seriously overrated. Which kind of defies the whole point).
China, sadly, has a bad habit of double charging tourists at attractions. Usually in the form of a hidden cost that comes up once you are already in the location of the attraction you were dying to see and traveled 3 hours to get to. Make sure that you research costs if you are traveling on a budget as we were caught out on this one more than once. The cool thing is that we now have more reasons to come back and visit this colorful city.
We hope you enjoyed reading this blog about the fantastic city of Xi’an and found it helpful for your trip. We’ve noticed along our way that many people experience different places in their own way. Some people are fortunate enough to have some amazing experiences, and some others are not so lucky. Whether good or bad, let us know what you think or thought of Xi’an. We’d LOVE to hear from you.