Top 4 Things to do in Xian

Xian City

Xian City ©Ray Devlin/flickr

Xian is the capital of Shaanxi province, and one of the most selected city on China list. The city is famous about 13 dynasties, its history and attractions. The tourists say the city looks more Chinese that the other Chinese cities.

There is a huge information about the people, city and culture. I collect the top 4 beautiful attractions. I listed it and hope that you will visit with one of them. The fist which I want to present is the Hanyang Tombs….

Hanyang Tombs Xian

Xian, China - Tomb

Xian, China – Tomb ©Benjamin Vander Steen/flickr


Entrance Fee: RMB 90

Underground Palace: RMB 35

Opening Hours: 8:30-17:30

Bus: Tourist Bus 4 and 10


It was opened in 2001 and it is a Jing Emperor’s tomb in Han Dynasty. The tomb is famous about its rich collection of terracotta animals and figurines.

This tomb is about 30km north of the downtown Xian. It is the first underground museum in China. The Hanyang tomb has hidden many gems.


Bell Tower and Drum Tower Xian

China - Xi'an Bell Tower

China – Xi’an Bell Tower ©Tom Thai/flickr

Entrance Fee: RMB15 (Bell Tower) ;

RMB 20 (Drum Tower)

Opening Hours: 09:10 to 17:00

Bus Line: Take bus no.5, 60, 107 or 124


The Bell and Drum Tower are historical attractions from Ming Dynasty which were sounded each day. These buildings are located in the central of Xian city.

At the top of the Bell tower, the tourists can see the amazing view of the city and at the top of the Drum tower they can watch the Muslim Quarters.


Xian Muslim Quarters (Hui Fang)

Xian Muslim Quarter

Xian Muslim Quarter ©chinaoffseason/flickr


Entrance Fee: RMB 25


The Muslim Quarters are located behind the Drum Tower and it is a delightful place. There is a souvenir shop where the tourists can buy everything. It is the most attractive bazaar in this area.  The shopping is very cheap and the streets are full of life.

The Great Mosque in Xian is one of the most beautiful and oldest buildings in China. You can’t miss it! This building is an architectural style except some Arabic decorations.


Huaqing Hot Springs Xian

Huaqing Hot Springs Xian

Huaqing Hot Springs Xian ©lukewebber/flickr

Entrance Fee: RMB 40

Opening Hours: 09:10 to 17:00

Bus Lines: 914 and Tourist Bus 5


Thousand of people visit Huaqing Hot Spring because its spring scenery and the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong. This is the right place to learn about the Chinese history and enjoy the Chinese gardens.

The Huaqing Hot Springs situated about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Xian City. It has a long history about Yang Guifei in the Tang Dynasty. The visitors can find there the Site of Imperial Pool, which is the only one of its kind in China, Star Pool, Shangshi Pool, the Lotus Pool, Prince Pool and Haitang Pool.

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