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Things to Do in Xi'an

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Things To Do In Xi'an China. As one of the world's great ancient capitals, and the capital of the world's upcoming superpower, Xi'an is the most important and interesting city in China to travel, both for tourism and understanding China.

No one should skip Xi'an even if only visiting one city/region in China. Xi'an is a window into the authentic core of China, especially recommended for China first timers.

To help you plan your Xi'an vacation and explore the real life of this city, here we have collected the Best Xi'an Attractions where you can get a better understanding about the past and present of Xi'an and learn more about Chinese culture and history. We have also recommended featured activities you can choose to add more fun to your Xi'an trip.

Top Attractions in Xi'an

  • Grand Tang Dynasty Ever-bright City

    Type: Walking Street, Architecture
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Grand Tang Dynasty Ever-bright City Facts In Chinese: 大唐不夜城 Grand Tang Dynasty Ever-bright City is located in Xians Yanta District, at the foot of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Running 2100m (6890ft) north from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda So...

  • Hanyangling Museum

    Type: Museum, Cultural & Historical Site
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Hanyangling Museum Facts Located close to Xian Airport, Hanyangling Museum is the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi of Han Dynasty. Less known to tourists, the 2,000 years old mausoleum features in serenity and lifelike pottery figurines and special layout,...

  • Tang Paradise

    Type: Sights, Landmarks, Water & Park
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Tang Paradise Facts Based on previous site, the current Tang Paradise is a huge theme park reproducing original landscape of the Tang Dynasty royal palaces. Different kinds of ancient style buildings, pleasing garden scenery and impressive evenin...

  • Bell Tower

    Type: Culture & History, Ancient Building
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Xian Bell Tower Facts Marking the geographical center of the ancient capital Xian and enduring more than 600 years, Xian Bell Tower is the iconic building, which was used to announce the time and now turns to be a museum with cultural relics and ...

  • Drum Tower

    Type: Sights & Landmarks, Ancient Ruins
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Xian Drum Tower Facts As the sister building of Xian Bell Tower , Xian Drum tower is about 200 meters away from the Bell tower, enduring over 600 years. This timber-brick drum tower was built in 1380 in the Ming dynasty and is used as a museum no...

  • Muslim Quarter - Muslim Food Street

    Type: Snack Street, Religious Site, Cultural Street
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Muslim Quarter Facts The Muslim Quarter in Xian downtown is actually a block consists of couples of streets for over 1,000 years old. It is very famous for its abundant delicious local Xian snacks and rich culture of ancient immigration. Diverse ...

  • Shaanxi History Museum - Pearl in Ancient Capital and Treasure of China

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Shaanxi History Museum Facts Shaanxi History Museum is a comprehensive historical museum. From its first open day, various exhibitions have been displayed here. It depicts the rich culture of historical cultural relics and extensive profound civi...

  • Giant Wild Goose Pagoda – World Cultural Heritage Site on Silk Road

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Facts The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda , located in southern Xian, is a very famous ancient pagoda in China built for more than 1,300 years. It is the bright pearl on the Silk Road with excellent architectural beauty, precious ...

  • Xian Ancient City Wall - Best Preserved City Wall in China

    Type: Historical sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Ancient City Wall Facts This extremely well-preserved city wall is a wonderful testimony to the engineering and construction skills of the ancient Chinese people. Walking or biking around the wall is awe-inspiring with interesting and different v...

  • Mount Huashan – Challenge the World Most Dangerous Hiking Trail

    Type: Mountain, sightseeing place, historical & cultural site
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Mount Huashan Facts Mount Huashan is especiallly famous as the root of Chinese culture. On this one of the Five Mountains in China, you will encounter with the world most dangerous hiking trail, gorgeous sceneries, temples, stories... Type: Mount...

  • Terra Cotta Warriors

    Type: History Museums, Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
    Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 hours
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses Facts They call it the eighth wonder of the world, and theyre right. Discovered in 1974, Terracotta Warriors and Horses is one of the greatest archeological finds in 20th century, and it definitely should be on your...

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