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5 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Xian -The more you know!

Being a popular travel destination that has a wide range of fascinating attractions for you to explore, here are a few things you might want to know about the city before your next trip here.


The culture

If you are planning on visiting Xian, then the culture of the city is definitely something you must know of beforehand. Being the capital of the 13 dynasties, this city features various cultural attractions that travellers can enjoy and explore. Also known as the Luan tan, Qingqiang is a unique kind of cultural opera that originated in this province. When you are visiting this part of the world you can experience this art form every week at the local theatres. The most popular cultural element in this city is the beginning of the Silk Road.


About Silk Road

The Silk Road is an ancient merchant trade that used to allow the Chinese Empire to enlarge its territory as well as to expand out towards the neighbouring countries. The Eastern part of the town is the starting point of this popular Silk Road. If you want to explore all the cultural aspects of Xian, you must stay at one of the Xi An China hotels the likes of Grand Park Xian.


Must-try dishes in Xian

Xian is a great place for you to get a taste of the famous local cuisine. The culinary style here is unique because of various factors. The kind of materials used, the special cooking methods used and the liberal use of sour, fragrant ingredients and more are some of the few reasons. A few must-try delicious dishes that every traveller should experience at least once, is the mutton stew, the dumplings and the local snacks. These items can be found in almost every part of the city.


The street food scenes

A stroll on the roads of Xian on most times of the day will allow you to enjoy their massive choice of snacks and street food delicacies. The available snacks range from dim sum, candy, dried fruit, crackers and even desserts. These are inexpensive and are a great way to beat hunger as you go around sightseeing. Depending on where you are in the country you will also be able to find a variety of these dishes.


The best time to travel to Xian

It is always better to research about the climate and the weather throughout the year before you visit a]or plan your travel. For the best time to visit this city to get the experience, you desire, spring and autumn are the go-to. During these seasons, the weather is warm and pleasant and you will also be able to partake in plenty of activities. Since Xian also offers plenty of outdoor activities, the great weather during the autumn and spring will allow you to explore the attractions and activities comfortably. Be sure to check the hotel rates and to book early during these parts of the year to avoid disappointment.

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