Xian

 

Xian is located in the northwestern China, in the center of the Guanzhong Plain. It is one of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history.

Over 1,000 years, the city was the capital for 13 dynasties, and a total of 73 emperors, and has an important center of Chinese civilization Xian.

Xian was also the starting point of the Silk Road, which led west.

It is most famous today as the home to Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, which houses the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Xi'an I'well Hotel

Xi’an I’well Hotel is ideally located in downtown Xi’an, a 5-minute walk from Fengqing Park. It offers well-decorated rooms with free wired internet. On-site parking is free. Xi’an I’well is 4 km from Clock Tower and 7 km from Xi’an Railway Station. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 5.7/10.

$39

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7Days Inn Xi'an Railway Station East Plaza

7Days Inn Xi'an Railway Station East Plaza is located in Xi'an. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and cable channels. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include bed linen. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$17

 
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Xi'an Totoro Hostel

Xi'an Totoro Hostel is located in Xi'an. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this homestay. The accommodation will provide you with air conditioning and a CD player.There is a full kitchen with an oven and a refrigerator. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$7

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Sheraton Xi'an North City Hotel

Neighbouring Exit B of Longshouyuan Subway Station (Line 2), the 5-star luxurious Sheraton Xi’an North City Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Daming Palace, a famous tourist spot. It boasts an indoor pool, a hot tub and a wellness centre. Average score from 188 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$74

 
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Grand Park Xian

Ideally located in the heart of historical Xi’an, the gorgeous 5-star Grand Park Xi’an is only a 5-minute stroll from Yongning Gate, the south gate of the ancient city wall. Average score from 707 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$58 - $126

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Xi'an King Town No.1 Hotel

Xi'an King Town No.1 Hotel

Located in the central area of Xi’an, Xi'an King Town No.1 Hotel is only 500 metres from the Bell Tower and Ming City Wall. It offers self-serviced laundry and ironing facilities as well as kitchenette on each floor. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$43 - $114

$438.5
Mark and Henry Apartment

Mark and Henry Apartment

Only a 2-minute walk from Exit A of Nanshaomen Subway Station, Mark & Henry Apartment Hotel is located in the northwest corner of Nanshaomen crossroad. and offers self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 272 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$27

 
$278.4
Nanfang Hotel - Xi Mutou Shi

Nanfang Hotel - Xi Mutou Shi

Nanfang Hotel - Xi Mutou Shi is located inside of the Ancient City Wall. It is a 5-minute walk from Xi’an Wall or Clock Tower and a 15-minute drive from Xi’an Train Station. It offers massage treatments and elegant rooms with free wired internet. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$46 - $49

$468.4
JI Hotel Xi'an Jiefang Road

JI Hotel Xi'an Jiefang Road

A 15-minute drive from Bell Tower, JI Hotel features nice accommodation decorated in shades of apricot. It offers a tour desk which can assist guest with making travel arrangements. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$37

 
$378.3
Mehood Hotel

Mehood Hotel

Mehood Hotel is located in downtown Xi'an, a 10-minute walk from Bell Tower and Muslim Street. It offers European-style rooms with free fiber wired internet access. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and free airport shuttle service is provided. Average score from 138 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$43

 
$438.3
Aurum International Hotel

Aurum International Hotel

Located in Xincheng District, right opposite to Shaanxi People's Government, Aurum International Hotel offers well-appointed rooms with free internet. Average score from 382 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$43 - $161

 
$438.3
Best Western Xi'an Bestway Hotel

Best Western Xi'an Bestway Hotel

Offering 4-star upscale accommodation in Xi’an, Best Western Xi’an Bestway Hotel features free Wi-Fi access in all areas and a wellness centre. The Bell Tower and Drum Tower is a 20-minute drive away. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$46

$468.3
Jinjiang Inn - Xi'an Beierhuan

Jinjiang Inn - Xi'an Beierhuan

Jinjiang Inn - Xi'an Beierhuan Hotel offers rooms with free internet and cable TV. It features a cafe, free parking and is near the Daminggong National Heritage Park. Rooms are air conditioned and feature a private bathroom with 24-hour hot shower. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$22 - $39

$227.9
Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel

Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel

Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel is located in central Xian City, a few minutes’ walk from the Ancient City Wall and Islamic Mosque. It offers an indoor pool and a café. Average score from 55 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$45 - $61

 
$457.9
Xi'an Martin's apartment

Xi'an Martin's apartment

Only 800 metres from Xinjiyuan Park, Xi'an Le Jia Li Jing Hotel features accommodation with city views and a kitchenette. It offers a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a tour desk. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$21

$217.7
7Days Inn Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda Shanbo Branch

7Days Inn Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda Shanbo Branch

7Days Inn Xi'an Big Wild Goose Pagoda Shanbo Branch is located in Xi'an. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and cable channels. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include bed linen. Average score from 469 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$23

$237.7
JI Hotel Xi’an Feng Cheng Second Road

JI Hotel Xi’an Feng Cheng Second Road

Only 5.8 km from People's Square, JI Hotel features spacious guestrooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. It houses a tour desk and a 24-hour front desk. JI Hotel is 6.4 km from Bell Tower and 7.4 km from Terracotta Army. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$41

$417.5
7Days Inn Xi'an South Gate Yongning Subway Station

7Days Inn Xi'an South Gate Yongning Subway Station

7Days Inn Xi'an South Gate Yongning Subway Station is located in Xi'an. Rooms here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and cable channels. Private bathrooms also come with a shower. Extras include bed linen. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$20

 
$207.4
Ramada Bells Tower

Ramada Bells Tower

Ramada Bells Tower is ideally located in the heart of Xi'an, just a 10-minute walk from Bell Tower and Drum Tower. The famous Muslim Street is an 8-minute walk away. It offers a fitness centre, spa and beauty shop. Limousine service is available. Average score from 380 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$32

 
$327.4
Grand Metropark Xi'an

Grand Metropark Xi'an

Grand Metropark Xi'an is centrally located a 5-minute stroll from the Bell and Drum Tower, Muslim Food Street and Fortifications of Xi'an. The high-end property offers several restaurants, free WiFi and free parking. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$46

 
$467.4
Xi'an Forest City Hotel

Xi'an Forest City Hotel

Xi'an Forest City Hotel is located in the city centre, a 10-minute walk from the famous Bell Tower and Muslim Street. It offers a restaurant, free parking on site and rooms with free wired internet access. Average score from 70 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$36 - $69

 
$367.2
Nanfang Hotel - Anban Street

Nanfang Hotel - Anban Street

Located in Xi’an city centre, Nanfang Hotel is a 5-minute walk from Bell Tower, a popular attraction. The property comes with a Chinese restaurant and offers air-conditioned rooms with free internet access. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$22 - $41

 
$226.5

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Silk Road Landmarks

Xian is marked by important historical landmarks throughout the city that are related to its status as a Silk Road trading center. The most famous are the terracotta warriors (see Visual Arts for details), but there are other important landmarks including:

Forest of Steles. Located just inside the southern city wall, near the Wenchang Gate, this is home to 2,300 stone tablets. Many are written to provide an "official text" of the Chinese classics, and as epitaphs. This is the largest and oldest collection of its kind in China.

Nestorian Stele, dating back to the 7th century, depicts the coming of Nestorian Christianity to China.

Wolong Temple. This active Buddhist temple dates back to 200BC. Recently restored, the temple is vibrant and busy.

Grand Mosque. Built in a beautiful mixture of Islamic and Chinese architecture styles, with seating for 1,000 worshipers. This was the first mosque ever built in China. The Muslim Street district around it, is quite interesting, with twisting back alleys that are easy to get lost in.
Visual Arts

Army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

This mighty army of terracotta warriors and horses, found in three vaults, is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction of Shaanxi and one of the most popular in all of China, with over 2 million visitors per year. An in-site museum has been built over the three excavated pits, covering a floorspace of 20,000 square meters and displaying 2,000 life-like terracotta warriors (there are believed to be around 8,000 in total), 100 or so chariots, and 30,000 weapons.
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Archeological Sites
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
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