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Top 5 Amazing Things to Do in Xi’an, China – For an Incredible Time During Your Holiday

Xi'an is hailed as one of the best holiday destinations in China. Everything this city has to offer is worth your time. It doesn't matter around what time of the day you plan to visit Xi'an, there's plenty to see and do here that will always leave you mesmerised.


Discover the Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Warriors are an iconic Xi'an attraction that is famous the world over, and seeing these impressive works of art in real life will blow your mind! The army of over 8,000 life-sized terracotta soldiers was placed there to guard the final resting place of the first-ever emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Di. These warriors were discovered somewhere back in 1974.


Go on an Adrenaline-fuelled Journey

Prep yourself up for sweats, heights, adrenaline, and nerves – if you're ever in Xi'an, climbing Huashan Mountain is something that you should never miss (unless you have a fear of heights, of course!). Not only does climbing this mountain treats your eyes to breathtaking views of the surroundings but it also challenges you to conquer its difficult terrain. A day trip to this mountain is an absolute must and the eye-candy vistas will inspire you to reach its top.


Have Fun at Xi'an City Wall

The old town of Xi'an is draped by a gargantuan wall; an incredibly well-preserved construction. Visiting this historical attraction is considered one of the top things to do in Xi'an. If you're looking for the best location to stay in Xian, choose a property that's centrally located; such as Citadines Xingqing Palace Xian, this way, you can easily reach this attraction should you feel the need to go for an evening stroll. Just grab your ticket and get on that wall. It's a great place to cycle as well while discovering the intriguing stories of the past.


Learn Chinese Calligraphy

Sign up for an amazing journey of art at the Tang Bo Art Museum; discover the eye-candy secrets behind Chinese calligraphy and painting. It's a great way of getting up close and personal with the ancient Chinese arts so that you can have an in-depth appreciation of the country's culture. Mastering calligraphy is much more than drawing out a set of symbols; it's a journey of patience and gradual mastery of artistic writing.


Discover the History of China

The Shaanxi History Museum is a massive complex that showcases the rich history of China. It is located toward the Northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an. You'd need at least a day to appreciate all that is exhibited within this museum from paintings and artefacts to murals from the Emperor's tombs.


Travel Back in Time at Yuanjia Village

Even though Xi'an is recognised due to its historical and cultural importance, it is a city that is immersed in modernity. But what if you need to glance back at how life was like during the Tang Dynasty? This is when you should head over to Yuanjia Village. This place is not that famous you wouldn't have to worry about bustling crowds. Experience a bygone era as you arrive at this place; relish the aromas of food being cooked with wood fire and the spectacular vistas of tiny houses and cobbled streets.