Xian Tourism, China

Visit Xian - Best of Xian

One of China's four historic capitals under several dynasties, Xi'an is a mixture of the old world of the Middle Kingdom and the brand new. With over 8 million people making the city their home, there's plenty to do and see. Most famous for the Terracotta Warriors discovered only recently by a farmer digging his fields, there are many reasons to visit Xi’an including the fact that it is the centre of China's space program. It is also one end of the famous “silk road” one of the oldest trading routes in Asia.

Xi'an covers nearly 10,000 square kilometres, and you'll find it hard to get to see the entire city unless you're staying for months. It stands on the West bank of the Feng River and the South bank of the Wei River to the North where the city meets the Qinling Mountains..

Xian Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Xian tips for your visit

  • You won't be able to drive in China without a Chinese driving licence – international permits are not recognised.
  • As with all destinations in China, if you want accommodation of a standard you are used to back home, you'd be well advised to stay in an internationally branded 5 star hotel.

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Facts and Stats for Xian*

  • Pollution Statistics in Xian

    Know the pollution level of Xian before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 98.75 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70.83 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 90.63 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Xian: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Xian for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Xian.

    • Burglary and Theft 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.22 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.11 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.78 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 2.78 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Living in Xian - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 83.57 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 73.9 (High)
    • Pollution Index 101.41 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.03 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Xian

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Xian

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 111.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 71.41 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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Xian Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Xian

  • Save 6% The Group tour for Terra-cotta and City Wall with one Lunch
    The Group tour for Terra-cotta and City Wall with one Lunch New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    This is group/coach tour type, so you will join-in 1 day coach tour to Terra-cotta Warriors and the City Wall, English-speaki...

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  • Save 11% Local Life Morning Tour
    Local Life Morning Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    An opportunity to get close to the locals in the hidden parts of the city, avoiding the beaten tracks or fully packed tourist...

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  • Evening Shopping Tour
    Evening Shopping Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    In these 3-hour tour, you will have a new experience in Xian. You will know the fashion and how the girls in China dress them...

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  • 2-Hour Xi'an-at-Night Private Tour
    2-Hour Xi'an-at-Night Private Tour New on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    The 2 hours Xian-at-night private tour will take you to see Xian as you have never seen it before! You will be taken to visit...

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