Outdoor Activities in Xian

Outdoor activities in Xian are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Xian comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Xian and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Xian has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Xian.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Xian:

  1. #1 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum Site Park

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Archaeological Site

    Address: Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:35 pm Details

    Considered as one of the most prominent archaeological findings of the 20the century, the excavation site around the Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum in Lintong area of Xi’an in Shaanxi p...Read more

  2. #2 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 1230 itineraries
    Xi'an City Wall

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area

    Address: Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Landmark of Xi’an, This wall was initially built by the old Tang dynasty but gained significance after renovation and addition by the first Emperor of Zhu Yuanzhang of the Ming Dynasty. The prim...Read more

  3. #3 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 1184 itineraries
    Dayan Pagoda Northern Square

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Monument, Square

    Address: Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Considered as a symbol of old Xi’an, Big Wild Goose Pagoda locally known as Dayan Pagoda is a holy place for Buddhists and is a well-preserved ancient monument of China. It stands in the Da Ci&r...Read more

  4. #4 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 1356 itineraries
    Xi'an Bell Tower

    Tags: Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tower

    Address: East Street, Beilin, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 09:30 pm Details

    A geographical centre of ancient Xi’an which was a military town in northwest China, the historic city wall extends from this tower. It is a wooden tower and one-of-its-kind in China with a heig...Read more

  5. #5 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 1096 itineraries
    Xi'an Great Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Lianhu, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:30 pm Details

    One of the oldest, largest and best-preserved mosques in China, Xi’an Mosque is located near the iconic Drum tower. The historical records engraved on stone tablets in the interior of the mosque...Read more

  6. #6 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 1167 itineraries
    Xian Drum Tower

    Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: 28 West Yangshi, Lianhu, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 09:30 am Details

    This landmark was built in the early 14th century during the rule of Emperor Hongwu of the Ming dynasty and went through renovations till late 18th century. It is a two stories structure 34 meters in ...Read more

  7. #7 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 1180 itineraries
    Huaqing Hot Springs

    Tags: Outdoors, Hot Spring, Tourist Center, Leisure

    Address: 38 Huaqing Road, Lintong, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

    Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Claimed as one of the most scenic sites in china, these hot springs are a popular destination for one-day trip from Xi’an. These hot springs are complex natural phenomena characterised by hot wa...Read more

  8. #8 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 593 itineraries
    Xian Museum

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Exhibition

    Address: 72 Youyi Xilu, Xi'an 710068, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Inaugurated and opened to public on world museum day, Xi’an museum is located in the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic area in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China. The design of this museum is bas...Read more

  9. #9 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 826 itineraries
    Forest Of Stone Steles Museum

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors

    Address: Sanxuejie St, Wenyi Bei Lu 18, Xi'an, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:45 pm Details

    This museum is dedicated to Steles and is known as forest of Steles since 1992 given the number of Steles exhibited here. Steles and stone sculptures are housed in an ancient Confucian temple. The col...Read more

  10. #10 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 1137 itineraries
    Muslim Quarter

    Tags: Market

    Address: West of Bell Drum Towers Square, Beilin District, Xi'an 710000, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A pleasant night market bustling with festive atmosphere all round the year; Drop in here for cheap shopping, trendy souvenirs to take back home and tasting scrumptious food on the roadside eateries a...Read more

  11. #11 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 317 itineraries
    Cuihua Mountain

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, Park, Waterfall

    Address: Cuihua Mountain, Taiyi Palace, Chang'an District, Xi'an 710105, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Ideal for a day-trip from Xi’an, this is a fascinating outdoor location for nature and adventure lovers. Spanning over an area of 32 square kilometres, the Cuihua region comprises of mountain pe...Read more

  12. #12 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 699 itineraries
    Tomb Of Emperor Qin Shi Huang

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: Mausoleum of Qin Emperor, the northern foot of Lishan, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is the burial site of the Emperor Qin who reigned China around the period of 259 BC and was the first Emperor of China. Though the entire excavation has not been done due to lack of funding, ther...Read more

  13. #13 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 477 itineraries
    Yangling Mausoleum Of Han Dynasty

    Tags: Landmark, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Located in the Zhangjiawan village; about 20 kilometres to the north of Xi’an city, this is the joint tomb of Liu Qi- a notable Emperor of Western Han Dynasty and his Empress Wang. Constructed i...Read more

  14. #14 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 1 itinerary
    Golden Flower Hotel

    Address: 8号 Changle West Rd Xincheng, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710032 +86 29 8323 2981

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Golden Flower is situated very near the city centre offering easy access to most of the major sights, it's one of the best hotels in the city and some of the largest rooms in town can be found her...Read more

  15. #15 of 40 Outdoors Activities in Xian
    - Used in 8 itineraries
    Great Mosque Of Xi'an

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Beiyuanmen Snacks Street, Lianhu, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, 710001

    The largest mosque in China, the Great Mosque of Xi'an is an active place of worship that attracts a lot of tourists from around the world. The majority of the mosque’s structure is said to have...Read more