Xian tour packages & holidays
Xian as a tour and holiday destination
Xian is one of the oldest cities in China and is filled both with natural and historical beauty. The city itself is more than 3,000 years old and was once the capital of 13 dynasties stretching a period of 1,000 years. So much history is infused in this city, that a holiday travel to this city will instantly bring tourists to relive ancient China and all of its glory. One can choose to ride a plane directly to Xian or fly over to Luoyang, a city 400 km from Xian and ride a high speed train. Train ride Xian from Beijing is also available and can be a great way to see the country and view spectacular natural scenery along the way.
Things to do in Xian
Xian main attractions are its historical landmarks and buildings. It is in Xian where the world famous "Terra Cotta" army is housed. It is a remarkable feat of Chinese artistic prowess as each statue is uniquely different from each other. Many archeologists agree that it is possible that each statue is made in likeness of an actual soldier serving the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Ti. Other favorite travel destinations are the City walls, the various pagodas within the city and the beautiful DaMing Palace and its surrounding park.
Xian is a bustling, urban city filed with countless numbers of restaurants, catering the best of Xian cuisine. The best dishes are the Yang Rou Pao Mo (mutton soups with bread) and the Biang BIang Mian, which is the tasty noodle dish. Tourists all over will find a lot of restaurants featuring their own recipes to these two famous signature dishes of Xian. Shopping on the other hand is quite an experience especially when shopping at the Bazaar area in the Muslim quarter of the city. One can find excellent souvenirs and handicrafts locally made.
Best time to visit Xian
There are pubs and bars open until 4am. People tend to start their nightlife around 10pm to 1am and continue their partying up to the day break. There are restaurants that cater to such activities and though only few. There are also dance floors and night clubs in the city that cater to foreigners and expats. The De Fu Xiang Street is also of particular interest to tourists as it showcases 10 bars all next to each other. Though the city is a great place to visit anytime of the year, tourists find it most pleasant during the autumn season and during the summer (from May -- August)
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