Xian Tourism

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 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 38.89 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.22 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.22 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.78 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.78 (Low)
  • Living in Xian - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 73.44 (High)
    • Climate Index 73.9 (High)
    • Pollution Index 101.41 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.67 (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 6.3 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.87 USD

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

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