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Originally called Chang'an, Xian is a treasure trove of China's history. Not only is this fascinating city the final resting place of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang and the Terracotta Warriors; it is also the eastern terminus of the famed Silk Road, an important trade route which brought Buddhism, Islam and the western world to the Middle Kingdom.  
 
There is no better city or destination in China which can provide a wider range of artefacts, historical relics and ancient sites than Xian. The former capital of China for 13 dynasties, Xian is a hotbed for historical and ancient political insight into one of the most fascinating and oldest civilisations in the world. It was the capital city of the First Emperor of China who unified the seven Warring States. It is here that you can explore the emperor’s treasured legacy at the museum of the Terracotta Warriors, possibly the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century.
 
In addition, Xian’s city wall is one of the longest and largest ancient military defensive systems in the world and the most complete in China. At the terminus of the Silk Road, you’ll find where the Islamic influence lives on in the bustling Muslim Quarter, which is home to a variety of mosques with the Great Mosque being the most famous. 
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Xian offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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Things To See In Xian

No trip to Xian would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

  • Terracotta Warriors

    Terracotta Warriors

    Perhaps the world's greatest archaeological site, a huge subterranean necropolis home to thousands of figures.
  • Xian's Ancient City Wall

    Xian's Ancient City Wall

    The oldest, the largest and best preserved city wall in the whole of China enclosing 36 square kilometres of city.
  • Xian's Muslim Quarter

    Xian's Muslim Quarter

    The hub of Xi'an's Hui community, the Muslim Quarter is an intriguing labyrinth of old streets.
  • Little Wild Goose Pagoda

    Little Wild Goose Pagoda

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting an exquisite appearance, beautiful craftsmanship and mysterious ambience.
  • Xian Bell Tower

    Xian Bell Tower

    One of the grandest, most imposing and best preserved bell towers in the whole of China.
  • Shaanxi History Museum

    Shaanxi History Museum

    Opened in 1991 and houses artefacts and relics dating back to the Qin Dynasty.

Xian at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Xian:

Xian Climate

Month
Min
Average Temperate(°C)
Max
Monthly Rainfall(mm)
  • Jan
  • -4
    5
    0
  • 7
  • Feb
  • -1
    8
    4
  • 10
  • Mar
  • 4
    14
    9
  • 29
  • Apr
  • 10
    21
    15
  • 43
  • May
  • 14
    26
    20
  • 60
  • Jun
  • 19
    31
    25
  • 54
  • Jul
  • 22
    32
    27
  • 99
  • Aug
  • 21
    31
    26
  • 71
  • Sep
  • 16
    25
    21
  • 92
  • Oct
  • 10
    20
    15
  • 60
  • Nov
  • 3
    12
    8
  • 24
  • Dec
  • -2
    6
    2
  • 6

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