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…

Xiangzimiao Taoist Temple

Baxianan Temple (Eight Immortal Temple) is the best known Taoist temple in Xian. While inside the South gate of City Wall there is another Taoist temple – Xiangzimiao Taoist Temple. Spending a morning or an afternoon to visit it after your Terracotta Warrior Tour or City Sightseeing Tour you may fal...

Xiangzimiao Taoist Temple

Spicy Dips, Popular Food at Summer Nights in Xian

Once summer is coming, various night food market in open air will welcome their golden time. The period from sunset till midnight is the best time to enjoy outdoor nightlife. If you walking in some streets off the main avenue or some narrow alleys, you will see many outdoor BBQs. While in recent yea...

Spicy Dips, Popular Food at Summer Nights in Xian

More Domestic and International Flights Open in May

There is always a piece of pure land which can shock our heart, and there is always a journey that is fated to be special once it starts. From March 26th Xian Xinayng International Airport will carry out 2017 summer and autumn scheduled calendar.  In May Xian airport will open scheduled flights...

More Domestic and International Flights Open in May

Where to See Panda Nearby Xian

Giant panda is loved by lots of people due to its lovely appearance and rarity. Only in China one can see pandas living in natural environment. To have a glimpse of the lovely creatures, many tourist take a flight or train to Chengdu because here is the best developed panda rescue and breeding base....

Where to See Panda Nearby Xian

Luxurious Silk Road Tour with Silk Road Express Train

As it becomes increasingly warmer, Silk Road tour welcomes its peak season. A Silk Road tour usually covers more than half territory of China and it can be 10-15 days for a normal Silk Road tour. To shorten the time for traveling, flight will be the prior vehicle for inter city transportation. But t...

Luxurious Silk Road Tour with Silk Road Express Train

The Food Silk Road

Silk Road was a crucial diplomatic channel for the ancient Chinese emperors. Silk Road has been a “Money” channel for the merchants going through it. Silk Road is a thrilling journey way for adventurers from home and abroad. Silk Road is a Food collecting way for all foodies.  China Silk Road T...

The Food Silk Road

The Ancient Mausoleums most Attractive to Ghoul in China

Throughout feudal dynasties in Chinese history, lots of emperors led the luxury life and after they died, their mausoleums can even be more luxury than the palace they lived during their lifetime. Bury with full honors and large quantity of mortuary objects were a distinct feature of Chinese burial ...

The Ancient Mausoleums most Attractive to Ghoul in China

Get Lost in Sea of Rape Flower in the Coming Spring

With the sunlight becomes increasingly warm, Spring is coming and every thing will be awake from their winter sleep. The most eyeable ones would be tender green plants and colorful flowers. Every spring rape flower appreciating tour would be one of the most welcomed tour for Chinese people. Getting ...

Get Lost in Sea of Rape Flower in the Coming Spring

2017 Luoyang Peony Festival

In traditional aesthetics, peony is the king of flowers. Hence the peony is honored as national flower of China. In ancient capital city Luoyang, from early April to early May the yearly Peony Festival draws attention of thousands of attention of domestic tourists and many international visitors. An...

2017 Luoyang Peony Festival

Where is Starting Point of Silk Road

Nowadays Silk Road is an arising tourist route, but actually in 2000 years ago it was opened as a trading route. And when mentioning Silk Road Cities in China, Dunhuang, Kashgar, Turpan, and Urumqi may come to one’s mind first. So when planning a Silk Road tour, these cities are considered as the mu...

Where is Starting Point of Silk Road

Heart-taking Snowcape of Mt Huashan Taken by Visitor

Though winter is the low season of Mt. Huashan visiting, during the Chinese Spring Festival the Mt receipts triple amounts of visitors than other winter days. Considering the low temperature and safety, we usually do not recommend Mt. Huashan tour in winter. But nothing can stop encouraging ones cli...

Heart-taking Snowcape of Mt Huashan Taken by Visitor

Top 5 Best Restaurants in Xian

The fame of Xian food is as great as Xian tourist attractions, not to be missed. Xian gourmets has occupied an important place in Chinese food, which attracts a large number of people from all the country every year. There are some good restaurants for reference to people who are planning a Xian tou...

Top 5 Best Restaurants in Xian

2017 Chinese New Year Lantern Exhibition and Temple Fair in Xian

It is still 6 days to the end of Chinese Spring Festival. Walking in street and even corners of Xian City one will easily find the Chinese new year atmosphere. But it is not enough for tourist, and even for local people, to feel the richest festival taste. To make one’s Xian tour more interest...

2017 Chinese New Year Lantern Exhibition and Temple Fair in Xian

Stone Baked Dry Cake

Local specialty of a tourist destination is always welcomed by visitors. And food is forever the important part of a place’s specialty. It may not be so delicious as one expected but always unique and have special importance in dietary of local people. With growth in living standards, Stone Baked Dr...

Stone Baked Dry Cake

The Hot Springs Around Xian

Have a hot spring bath in the cold winter is really a good way to relax yourself. The good news is that there are many good hot springs around Xian to fit your expectation regarding the relaxing hot spring tour. The collecting details about these hot springs are as below, read it, pick out which [&h...

The Hot Springs Around Xian

The Stories about the Christmas

Each child holds his or her expectation for the Christmas. They would dream that they could find surprising gifts they wanted as long as they put a big sock on their beds. As Christmas has been more and more popular across the whole world, more Chinese people would like to celebrate this significant...

The Stories about the Christmas

Stories about the Spring Festival

Spring Festival is the most important traditional festival in China and earns the greatest expectation from each Chinese. People will do a lot of things to pray happiness, health and safety for the next year. There is great quantity of folk stories regarding Spring Festival spreading among Chinese, ...

Stories about the Spring Festival

What Functions Did Daming Palace Bear?

As people from home and abroad has paid more and more attentions and focus on Chinese ancient history, some important or famous ancient architectures got further research to reflect the history truth of that ancient time. Daming Palace of Tang Dynasty, located in today’s Xian, is a typical example o...

What Functions Did Daming Palace Bear?

Huxian County Tour-An off the Beaten Path Experience

I wanted to take a trip in the rural area around Xi’an. I wanted to take a drive in the country side. I wanted to see farms, villages and meet local folks. I wanted to be able to stop and walk around and take photos. Rosy suggested a trip to Huxian county where the farmers […]...

Huxian County Tour-An off the Beaten Path Experience

The Hottest Museums in Xian, Do You Know Them?

Museum, the place collecting essence of human wisdom and witnessing the development of human history; Xian, an old city bears long history and deep culture, treats people with so many historical relics here. The Museums of Xian city, how many do you know and how many have you visited? Museum of Terr...

The Hottest Museums in Xian, Do You Know Them?

Niubeiliang Nature Reserve

Niubeiliang Nature Reserve, located in Zhashui County which is in south of Shaanxi province and east of Qinling region, wins its name “Niubeiliang” as the mountain in a buffalo’s back-looking shape. It not only has a name of Buffalo but also has a character of the animal—it is not easy to conq...

Niubeiliang Nature Reserve

Hancheng, An Ancient City of Heart-Touching Beauty

When talking about ancient city or rural town, the places arises in one’s mind are often Qingmuchuan Ancient Town and Yuanjiacun Village. Because they don’t know that in east of Shaanxi province there is an ancient city which are more worthy of visit, Hancheng. Hancheng keeps the oldest and best pre...

Hancheng, An Ancient City of Heart-Touching Beauty

Yongxingfang Food Street

Though Muslim quarter is still the most popular food street in Xian, an increasing number of Xian people and domestic go to Yongxingfang Food Street to try typical Shaanxi Food. If you want to see the bustling scenery, Muslim Quarter will be the first choice. If you want to try some Shaanxi Food, we...

Yongxingfang Food Street

2016 Chinese New Year Lantern Exhibition in Xian

In Xian city, Spring Festival Lantern Exhibition is one of the highlights among the celebrating activities. The lantern exhibition we say here is to show public the visual effect created by sound, electricity, and light. Under the colorful silk are the lanterns in various shapes. Paying a visit to L...

2016 Chinese New Year Lantern Exhibition in Xian

Temple Fair during 2016 Spring Festival in Beijing

Holding temple fair is one of the traditional methods to celebrate Spring Festival in China. Then where can we meet the most bustling temple fair during Spring Festival in Beijing? When will the temple fair is on? And what is the price of the entrance tickets? Hope the selected information by China ...

Temple Fair during 2016 Spring Festival in Beijing

The Western Garden-Three Lakes

Beihai Beihai lies in the west of Gugong and Jingshan in Beijing City. She is one of the delicate royal gardens and also is the ancient garden masterpiece that remains the longest history records for her grand scale and delicated arrangement in China today. Zhongnanhai Zhongnanhai is the general ter...

The Western Garden-Three Lakes

The relics of Kunming Garden

The relics of Kunming Garden lies in Haidian district. It has a high frame in the history of making gardens in the world and is “the Best One of all Garden” because of the long history, the high art and the rich, historical, cultural and artistically connotation. Yuanming Garden was originally nativ...

The relics of Kunming Garden

The Bell-Tower in Beijing

Bell towers and drum-towers were important common buildings in a city, there were some bells or drums in them, these gave the correct time or gave an alarm to government officials and common people, etc. Excepting lot capital city, all states and counties were with them. The bell tower or drum-tower...

The Bell-Tower in Beijing

Best Time for Cherry Picking

May day comes and it is time that cherry ripes. At this time of each year, families and friends groups would drive out of the city and immerse themselves in a piece of Cherry Orchard. The bright cherries look like little red lanterns, shinning under the sun. We have selected some of the best places ...

Best Time for Cherry Picking

Top Five beautiful highways in Shaanxi Province

Top1.  Gao Jiang Highway stretches from Gao Qiao Pu to Jiang Xi Ying Village. Driving along this way you will see the authentic beauty of the Qinling Mountain Ranges. Top2. Long Ma Highway stretches from Longxian County to Malu town in Gansu Province. This high way presents passengers the beauty of ...

Top Five beautiful highways in Shaanxi Province