Xian Travel Blog

Here you will explore the many aspects of Chinese culture, from incredible food to local life style, from fascinating streets to intriguing people…

Dragon Boat Festival Show in Tang Paradise

In the pas three days, all Chinese people had the 3-day public holiday for Dragon Boat Festival, one of the most important traditional festival of Chinese nation. Many visitors to Tang Paradise found something special and interesting on June 7, the day of Dragon Boat Festival. Let’s see what were sp...

Dragon Boat Festival Show in Tang Paradise

Qinzhen Cold Rice Noodles

Cold Rice Noodles is a very popular food in Xian, especially in hot summer days. Taking a walk in street or in the valleys, you will meet Cold Rice Noodles here and there. In the summer days, when people lack of appetite, a bowl of cold rice noodles with  a tin of Ice peak, or […]...

Qinzhen Cold Rice Noodles

Hand-made Paper in Zhangbei Village

In Chinese history there are four world-known great inventions – Papermaking, Commercial Printing, Gunpowder, and Compass. The invention of paper making contributed greatly to Chinese culture succession. In earlier ages people carved characters on bamboo slips which function as “book”, which w...

Hand-made Paper in Zhangbei Village

Dangjiacun Village in Hancheng

In the joint part of Shaanxi, Shanxi, and Henan, there is an ancient town survived from the Yuan Dynasty in about 800 years ago. Till today it remains the old looking. And here is hometown of Sima Qiao, a great historian in history of China. Though it is less known as a tourist destination, internat...

Dangjiacun Village in Hancheng

Bolanggu Valley in Jingbian County

Bolanggu Valley locates in Jingbian County in Northern Shaanxi Province. Driving along Baomao Express Way, then drive off express way at Jingbian Exit and drive southeast ward. On the north you will see the ruins of Chinese Great Wall. Continue driving for about 20km, your will arrive at Yanjiazhai ...

Bolanggu Valley in Jingbian County

Terracotta Warriors Museum Will Control Daily Visitor Population

Ton protect the cultural relics, and to ensure people’s pleasant visiting experience, Terracotta Warriors Museum will control daily visitor population size since May 1, 2019. The museum will sell maximum 65,000 tickets per day. When the ticket sell out, the online and off-line ticket issue system wi...

Terracotta Warriors Museum Will Control Daily Visitor Population

Country Tour to Foping From Xian to See Crested Ibis, Panda, Takin, and Gold Monkey

When we talk about panda, most people will think of Chengdu Panda Base. But do your know that the earliest panda research base is based in a county in Foping – a sparsely populated mountainous county in south tip of Shaanxi Province which is about 2 hours driving from Xian downtown area. Foping is k...

Country Tour to Foping From Xian to See Crested Ibis, Panda, Takin, and Gold Monkey

Constellations Paintings in Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang is world famous as a Buddhist Cultural Relics along the ancient Silk Route. Each people will pay a visit to Mogao Grottoes during their China Silk Road Tour. When you are in the grottoes, you will find the statues and murals in Mogao Grottoes have much rich content that be...

Constellations Paintings in Mogao Grottoes

2019 Chinese Public Ancestor Worship Ceremony Held in Yellow Emperor Mausoleum

April 5th is Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day, from April 2nd to morning of April 5th, each Chinese people would worship their passed away family- usually their grandparents or parents. And to allows people who work outside their home town to worship their ancestors, China set Tomb Sweeping Day as a 3-day ...

2019 Chinese Public Ancestor Worship Ceremony Held in Yellow Emperor Mausoleum

Train Travel to Xian

During ones China tour, taking a train from one city to another is preferred by most tourists. Compared with flight, train has many benefits....

Train Travel to Xian

Rape Flower in Hanyin County

During each March and April, South Shaanxi will turn to its most beautiful time – Flower blooms, trees turn to green, even the breeze becomes more gentle. With Spring’s coming, the terrace field in Hanyin County, Southern Shaanxi will covers with gold rape flowers. In brace of the spring breeze, the...

Rape Flower in Hanyin County

Can You Buy a Terracotta Warrior?

Can I Buy A Real Terracotta Warrior? Many tourist would ask this question. No any person or country can buy a authentic Terracotta Warrior, but they can buy as many Terracotta Warriors statues replicas for sale as they want. The Terracotta Warrior figures can be found in many tourist souvenir shops ...

Can You Buy a Terracotta Warrior?

Best Time to Visit Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors locating east of Xian city (45min-1hour drive from Xian) is the must important tourist attractions in Xian, no tourist would skip it when doing their first time Xian tour – no matter he is domestic or international tourist. There are around 8000 terracotta soldiers excavated at p...

Best Time to Visit Terracotta Warriors

Are Terracotta Soldiers Made from Real People?

Chinese Terracotta Soldiers in Xian is known to world wide tourists. It was made in 2000 years ago in the Qin Dynasty. And the discovery of it in 1970s shocked the global archaeologists. What was special about the Terracotta Warriors? It is said in Terracotta Army Museum, each people would find a so...

Are Terracotta Soldiers Made from Real People?

Feel Last Day of Chinese Spring Festival in Xian

Chinese Spring Festival refers to the first day of first lunar month, which is only one day. But to celebrate the most important Chinese festival, Chinese people would have a 7 days national holiday. The factories in southern China like Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, where most workers from foreign p...

Feel Last Day of Chinese Spring Festival in Xian

Ban Chao

When talking about Silk Road famous Silk Road travelers, most people may think of Zhang Qian, the best known diplomat of the West Han Dynasty (202BC-8AD). But Banchao – a strategist & diplomat from East Han Dynasty (25AD-220AD) also worth people’s memory. People looking for a Silk Road Chi...

Ban Chao

Hanyao Cancelled Entrance Fee

In the end of Dec, 2018, a charming ancient Chinese style garden – Hanyao (Cold Cave) Heritage Park opened to public for free. In past the park charges CNY 50 per person, and now it cancelled entrance fee. The park locates nearby Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Tang Paradise, and is the best known park [&...

Hanyao Cancelled Entrance Fee

Snow Ski Spots and Hot Springs in Xian

When winter comes, snow skating and hot spring become two top popular amusement activities. Xian with rich skiing resources provide you opportunity to enjoy yourslef at great skiing resorts. Have a look here you will get clue for your Xian skiing tour! ...

Snow Ski Spots and Hot Springs in Xian

Amazing Night View of Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square

Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the must-visit place to both domestic and international tourists’ Xian Tour. And if time allows, quiet some visitors will walk on the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square and the nearby Tang Dynasty All Day Mall to enjoy some relaxing time. Here is also one of the best place ...

Amazing Night View of Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square

Ansai Waist Drum Dance

Departure from Xian and drive all the way north for about 4 hours, you will meet Ansai District which lies in north part of Yanan City. When a huge waist drum comes onto your sight, you will be here! Most area has its local opera, but North Shaanxi is different, it has its both folk […]...

Ansai Waist Drum Dance

Xian Metro L4 Opened

In the end of Dec 2018, the long-expected Xian Metro L4 opened. L4 shuttles between HANG TIAN XIN CHENG to BEI KE ZHAN. Along its rout there are quiet some places of interest. If you’d like to travel Xian like local, you will probably take L4. To help with your Xian tour planning, ChinaXianTour can ...

Xian Metro L4 Opened

Xian Jiaotong University Museum

In this blog we’d like to show you an unique museum locates in Xian Jiaotong University – Xian Jiaotong University Museum, which is of typical feature if Shaanxi Province....

Xian Jiaotong University Museum

Terracotta Army Marching Across the UK

Terracotta warriors returned to the UK almost a decade after the last appearance in the British Museum. And this time, these Chinese clay warriors went to Liverpool World Museum from 9th February to 28th October and won lots of fans. Some of them even visited the museum three or four times just to s...

Terracotta Army Marching Across the UK

Chenlu Ancient Town

After an hour and a half’s drive from Xian city area, we finally made it to Chenlu Ancient Town, Tongchuan City. Because in this October, I went to Zhaojin, also a town in Tongchuan City, and had a lot of fun there, I was really excited about this trip to Chenlu. I’m glad I went […]...

Chenlu Ancient Town

Crystal Cake

In Shaanxi, there is a kind of dessert which is very different from that in other places. It’s Crystal Cake. Crystal Cake is loved by everyone in local, and it can be called Shaanxi pastry endorsement. The cake tastes superb, with the bright red name marked on it. The cake is sweet but not greasy, [...

Crystal Cake

Autumn Ginkgo in Shaanxi

Every year from late October to mid-November, from the mountain to the plain, all the layers of forests are dyed. In some places, the picturesque ginkgo rain has started, and ginkgo leaves like a golden carpet under the tree....

Autumn Ginkgo in Shaanxi

Erlang Mountain

As is written in a poem,” What matters most for a mountain is not its height, but its heavenly inspiration .” The soul of a mountain lies in its ” heavenly inspiration “, and there is a little-known ancient mountain in Shaanxi, Erlang Mountain in Shenmu county. The steep can ...

Erlang Mountain

Bailang Street

In the past National Day Holiday, ChinaXianTour found a good place for tourists where three provinces- Shaanxi, Henan, and Hubei, can be crossed in a few seconds, where different flavors of lamb bread in the soup, spicy soup and Sanhe soup meet and have a nice name. Feature 1: a place in three provi...

Bailang Street

American Toursits Visited Guanyin Chan Temple

On 9th Sep, 2018, a American tourist group of 10 people, with company of our guide Wendy, did a Xian side visit to Zhongnanshan Ancient Guanyin Temple to explore the wisdom of the East and the core of Eastern philosophy. Our team including guide Wendy who was praised as one of the best guide in hist...

American Toursits Visited Guanyin Chan Temple

Guanyin Chan Temple

In late autumn, nearly all kinds of plants begin to perish but it’s just best time to enjoy ginkgo. There’s a ginkgo tree, planted by Li Shimin, the emperor of the Tang Dynasty. The tree incarnates time into a golden carpet....

Guanyin Chan Temple