Things to do in Xi'an

Top Things to Do in Xi'an, China - Xi'an Attractions

Things to Do in Xi'an

Top Attractions in Xi'an

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  • Sjakie S
    Hoorn, The Netherlands647 contributions
    You can go there by public transport (bus) from the Xi'an bus station, which is on the opposite side from the railway station (the one without the bullet train, near the city). A bus leaves every 10 minutes and costs 8 yuan to and 10 yuan back. Go first to pit 3, then 2, then 1,for the best wow effect. Very impressive!
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Leah
    Shanghai, China27 contributions
    Muslim quarter is one of must see locations in Xi’an. Very bright place with eastern color. Here you can find a lot of snacks like spicy bbq of different kinds, sweets like yogurt roll ice cream, Uighur flatbread, various drinks: sweet flower tea (rose, cherry, karkade) and fresh fruit juice (pomegranate, coconut and passion fruit). This place definitely doesn’t feel like China, more like eastern bazaar….. with Chinese souvenirs. Be careful- might be very crowded in the evenings around 6-8, specially weekends
    Written 9 July 2021
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  • Edward L
    Bristol, UK81 contributions
    Like most historic sites in China this is a modern reconstruction, understandable given the history of destructive wars, but worth a visit nonetheless. You can walk around the whole of the old city or hire a push-bike and cycle along the top of the walls. You get a great view of the old city centre and it made me feel like David Niven in '55 Days at Peking'!
    Be aware that it is sometimes closed due to the Covid epidemic.
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • Zarza's Travels
    China376 contributions
    The pagoda itself is currently covered in scaffolding and tarpaulins so can't be seen - disappointing - BUT the area surrounding it is lovely to have a stroll around. The grandure of the pagoda is evident, just would have been nice to have seen it without the green covering! Nevermind, if it helps to preserve the pagoda for future generations I am sure it is worth it! Head to this area in the evening, enjoy the lights and stalls - a real mixture of East and West - plenty to suit all traveller types.
    Written 13 July 2021
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  • Edward L
    Bristol, UK81 contributions
    Worth a visit if you are interested in the history of the region. Artefacts are well displayed but it is worth taking a Chinese friend as in common with most Chinese museums the individual items are only labelled in Chinese although each section does have an introductory notice with an English translation.

    You will need to book ahead on line and if you are a non-Chinese citizen you need to go to the ticket office on the right of the main square. Remember to take your passport!
    Written 4 March 2022
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  • celadeira
    Fort Lauderdale, FL109 contributions
    Nice little tower. Small fee to get in. The towers are a few hundred years old. You can practice Thai Chi late afternoon or early in the AM. Not far from other main attractions in downtown Beijing.
    Written 20 July 2021
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  • Kyle Ciulla
    Beijing, China288 contributions
    super cool mosque near the Muslim quarter. if you are in the area, it is worth a visit. the people here were very nice, and were very happy to see a foreigner take interest in their culture.
    Written 10 April 2021
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  • Luis C
    Changshu, China119 contributions
    Agree reading all the reviews, we decided to go to this amazing place. We booked a Didi, cost around 90 RMB. Then, the driver dropped us closer to the exhibition hall, that than the underground museum.
    We payed low season tickets (55 RMB) and weren't into the Exhibition hall. It was worth as the items there are nicely displayed, no English, thou. From there, we walked for about 12 minutes to the underground museum, and y mausoleum. The underground museum takes you right in front of the excavation. Then, walked around the Hill/Tomb, and reached the tower (East?). Reached there with little to see, yet interesting.
    I completely recommend this place as a must.
    There were maybe 10 people around all of the four main places.
    We felt like the white place was there for us only.
    Written 26 December 2020
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  • Tom
    7 contributions
    the street is decorated with elegant ancient-like lamps and modern laser. Tang dynasty buildings and the atmosphere are magnificent that I feel like a fantasy
    Written 15 September 2021
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  • PBlyth
    Tampa, FL234 contributions
    This is smaller than the museums in Shanghai and Beijing but it has a decent collection of statutes, bronze bells, carvings, funerary mausoleums, and a good collection of Terra Cotta warrior clay items including a life sized set of carriages.
    Worth a visit for those interested in Chinese history without being overwhelmed. Set in a beautiful park like area with flowering trees and duck ponds. Very picturesque.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • Knock
    Ko Kret, Thailand23 contributions
    The museum is a wonderful place to experience an interesting calligraphy lesson. The museum ticket is included a private English speaking tour guide who is very knowledgable and explained all the artwork and China history to us, also give us an insight of Chinese life both in the past and at present.
    Last but not least, Calligraphy art is real amazing!!!
    Written 10 December 2019
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  • ThaiCookingRocks
    Changchun, China772 contributions
    There is much more to see here than there is at the Bell Tower, but its worth doing them both as it helps you imagine being part of Xi'an as a time when drums and bells helped dictate the life of the city from waking up, to closing and opening of the city gates.

    At the Bell Tower, the inside just had lots of text panels, and pictures. Here there are many drums and drum types both inside and out. There was also a group of musicians that performed about 4-5 minus worth of music about every 45 minutes or so, and they were very good.

    This is also right at the opening of the Muslim Quarter for those who want to visit there as well.
    Written 27 December 2020
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  • Stephen C
    1,075 contributions
    This is a museum of stone monuments and carvings. It is housed in a former Confucius temple.

    You will find stone monuments and epitaphs from past dynasties here. If you understand the language, the inscriptions on some of the stones are by legendary poets.

    Personally, I thought the museum can be better run. Lighting in the exhibition halls should be brighter so that visitors can read the inscriptions. They should also do a better job maintaining the stones as many of them look old and dusty. While u can understand that they would like to maintain the original look and feel, it does give one the impression that it is not well run.
    Written 5 July 2020
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  • Ganna P
    Atlanta, GA60 contributions
    While traveling in China we attended all of the shows suggested by the guide. This was one of them.It had beautiful dancing, singing, costumes but wasn't very memorable.It is a nice show to spend the evening.
    Written 14 April 2021
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  • SingaporeGirl
    Singapore, Singapore520 contributions
    Often over-shadowed by the nearby terracotta warriors, this Neolithic site is still worth a visit. The museum is newly refurbished, signage is good, and a walk around the site is both instructive and interesting. Less crowded than other sites.
    Written 28 October 2019
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