About Xi'an

About Xi'an

About Xi'an

Xi'an was called Chang'an in Han Dynasty. The connotation of "Chang'an" is "a place of permanent peace". It was not until the prosperous Tang Dynasty that Chang'an became famous both at home and abroad as the largest and busiest international metropolis of that age in the world. Xi'an obtained its present name in 1369. It stands first on the six largest ancient capitals. From the 11 century B.C. onwards, Xi'an or its vicinity was established as the capital city by 11 dynasties successively, including the Western Zhou, the Qin, the Han, the Sui and the Tang, and it also served as the capital of two peasant regimes respectively under the rule of Huang Chao and Li Zicheng. The city's capital status lasted for 1,608 years. As regards the number of dynasties and span of time, Xi'an served as an ancient capital beyond compare.

See more details about the travel guide of Xi'an here.

Tip: The temperature of Xi'an in July is about 25-35℃ (77-95℉).


Here are two travel plans provided by ShaanXi ShanShui International Travel Service Co., Ltd.
(1) Xi'an One Day Tour.pdf
(2) One Day Eastern Line Tour.pdf

If you are interested in these travel programs, please contact: Mrs.Zuo, Tel: 029-82089999;


Most popular arractions of Xi'an


Terra-cotta Warriors(兵马俑)
The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife. It's one of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations.



The Bell Tower(钟楼)
The Bell Tower of Xi'an, built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty, is a symbol of the city of Xi'an and one of the grandest of its kind in China. The Bell Tower also contains several large bronze-cast bells from the Tang Dynasty. The tower base is square and it covers an area of 1,377 m².



The Xi'an Circumvallation(西安古城墙)
The Xi'an Circumvallation site is located at the center of xi'an city with the form of a rectangular.


Delicious Food


Cruded Pancake in Mutton Soup


Cold Rice Noodles


Chinese Hamburger



One hour tourist spot away from Xi'an (by Plane)

(1) Mogao Caves & Crescent Lake

Address: Dunhuang, Jiuquan, Gansu, China

See more details about the travel guide of Dunhuang City here.


Mogao Cave

The Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, form a system of 492 temples 25 km southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China.



Crescent Lake 

Crescent Lake is a crescent-shaped lake in an oasis, 6 km south of the city of Dunhuang in Gansu Province, China.


(2) Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town

Address: Fenghuang County, Xiangxi, Hunan, China

See more details about the travel guide of Phoenix Ancient Town here.


Phoenix Ancient Town

Hunan Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town, an old town built up in Qing Dynasty, is still being kept in its original appearance with 300 years passed. Ranking as the top ancient town in China, Fenghuang Ancient Town is a guidebook for people to know the past life in the pre-modernization period. The wooden houses and stone roads are the typical scenes here. When sightseeing in this town in a misty day, you will really find why it is so famous and popular all the time. The scenery after rain or in the misty morning is more like a Chinese traditional painting rather than a real world.