Originally called Chang'an, Xian is a treasure trove of China's history. Not only is this fascinating city the final resting place of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang and the Terracotta Warriors; it is also the eastern terminus of the famed Silk Road, an important trade route which brought Buddhism, Islam and the western world to the Middle Kingdom.  
 
There is no better city or destination in China which can provide a wider range of artefacts, historical relics and ancient sites than Xian. The former capital of China for 13 dynasties, Xian is a hotbed for historical and ancient political insight into one of the most fascinating and oldest civilisations in the world. It was the capital city of the First Emperor of China who unified the seven Warring States. It is here that you can explore the emperor’s treasured legacy at the museum of the Terracotta Warriors, possibly the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century.
 
In addition, Xian’s city wall is one of the longest and largest ancient military defensive systems in the world and the most complete in China. At the terminus of the Silk Road, you’ll find where the Islamic influence lives on in the bustling Muslim Quarter, which is home to a variety of mosques with the Great Mosque being the most famous. 

Xian at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Xian:

AEST -2
time difference
15 Hours
flight time
21 Million
population
Terracotta
Warriors
famous landmark
Steamed
Beef
local food
Spring
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Xian

Xian offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Glories of China Tour

14 days from $4,380pp
  • Bustling Shanghai
  • Li River Cruise
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Bullet Train
  • Great Wall
Ancient China Tour

18 days from $4,780pp
  • Rickshaw around Beijing
  • Mesmerising Hanging Temple
  • Sacred Buddhist Mountains
  • China's Past at Pingyao
Legends of China Tour

17 days from $8,980pp
  • Great Wall
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Bustling Shanghai

What the experts say

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