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Why Xian?

Home to the miraculously preserved Terracotta Warriors

Xian, the eastern starting point of the Silk Road, capital of Shaanxi province and one of China’s ancient Capital Cities for several dynasties. It is famed for of the 20th century’s most important discoveries – The Terracotta Warriors for part of the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin, guarding his journey into the afterlife. This incredible sight was discovered by local farmers drilling a water well to the east of Mount Lishan, close to Xian. The Ancient City Wall in Xian can be explored by foot or the very popular and fun choice; on a bicycle. The Shaanxi Museum is probably China’s finest collection of over 400,000 artefacts spanning several dynasties. Other places that you will get to experience and enjoy include the historical site of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.It was built in 707 A.D. Food served in Xian has a strong flavour of Northwest China. Traditional dishes and snacks include “Gourd Chicken – boil, steam, finally fry)”, “Pig Leg Joint”, “Mutton Soup with pancake pieces”, ” Pancake Sandwiched with Stewed Meat”. You can also enjoy the newly developed “Dumpling Banquet”. Xian is a must visit on your tour to China.

Xian Highlights

Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Xian.


Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors, a stunning collection of 10,000 life size statues of the Chinese army, made over 2,000 years ago, and almost perfectly preserved.


Tang Dynasty Show

Spend a wonderful evening being entertained by the Tang Dynasty Show, a colourful performance of traditional music and dance, accompanied by a delicious dumpling dinner.

A selection of our tours to Xian

  • Forbidden City Beijing china
    China Group Tour Culture

    China Essential

    10 day tour from £1,997

    The 10 day Essential China tour covers four of the most essential Chinese cities you should visit; Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Zhujiajiao.

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  • High Speed Train-China
    China Group Tour Rail

    China Rail Discovery

    15 day tour from £2,747

    There are now many bullet trains in operation in China, which provide an interesting way to see more of the countryside and scenery away from the big cities.

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  • China Tailor Made Family

    China Family Tour

    12 day tour from £3,839

    Explore classic china with family-friendly accommodation and activities including Disneyland in Shanghai!

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