Xi’an Photo Gallery and Information Page

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Tours Featuring Xi’an:
China Highlights 11-Day Tour (CIT001): Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai
China Highlights 15-Day Tour (CIT002): Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai – Zhouzhuang – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou
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Map of China showing location of Xi'an
Xi’an is a large, ancient city that served as the capital of numerous dynasties. Today it is most famous for the discovery of the terracotta army and the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the emperor who unified China, in the nearby town of Lintong.

BASIC FACTS:
Chinese Name: 西安 (pinyin: Xī’ān)
Population (2010): 8,252,000
Province: Shaanxi
Weather: hot, humid summers; cold, dry winters

Xi’an Travel Tips

While visiting the Xi’an City Wall, consider renting a bicycle to get around more quickly and see more of the wall and the city. If the timing is right, you might also see a free music and dance performance (link to our YouTube video) at the South Gate.

At Big Goose Pagoda you might also be able to catch a free fountain show (link to our YouTube video) featuring jets of water shooting high into the air, coordinated with the music.

Xi’an-Related Blog Posts

Xi’an Photos

The photos below show some of the sights and attractions that you will see on our tours that include Xi’an. Please refer to individual itineraries for specific information about the attractions featured on each tour.

Click on any photo below to open a full-sized version in a separate window.

A daytime view of the towering Big Goose Pagoda in Xi'an (西安), China A view of the pagoda grounds and the surrounding area from the top of Big Goose Pagoda in Xi'an (西安), China A visitor to a temple praying in front of a large golden Buddha statue at Big Goose Pagoda in Xi'an (西安), China
Big Goose Pagoda
(photo by Kevin Poh)
The view from Big Goose Pagoda
(photo by Ben Yanis)
A temple at Big Goose
Pagoda

(photo by Andrew Eland)
A nighttime view of Big Goose Pagoda's outer walls and the pagoda itself in Xi'an (西安), China A statue of a meditating Buddha with Big Goose Pagoda in the background, Xi'an (西安), China A view along the Xi'an City Walls, with watchtowers in the distance
Big Goose Pagoda is lively at night
(photo by “taylorandayumi“)
Big Goose Pagoda
and Buddha statue

(photo by Matthijs Koster)
The Xi’an City Walls
(photo by Andrew Eland)
A small watchtower on the City Walls in Xi'an (西安), China A view along the snow-covered walkway on top of the City Walls in Xi'an (西安), China A large, traditional bell on the City Walls in Xi'an (西安), China
A watchtower on the
Xi’an City Walls

(photo by Andrew Eland)
Snow blankets the Xi’an City Walls
(photo by Ginny)
A bell on the
Xi’an City Walls

(photo by Jakob Montrasio)
A panoramic view of a large pit where part of the First Emperor's terracotta army has been excavated near Xi'an (西安), China
Panoramic view of the main terracotta army pit
(photo by Kevin Poh)
Still-intact columns and rows of terracotta soldiers at the tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an (西安), China A kneeling terracotta archer on display at the tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an (西安), China A closeup of rows of terracotta soldiers at the tomb of the First Emperor in Xi'an (西安), China
Rank upon rank of terracotta soldiers
(photo by CIT)
Terracotta archer
(photo by David Dong)
“A wise man will only be useful as a man, and will not
submit to be ‘clay’…” – Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience”

(photo by Richard Fisher)
Terracotta soldiers showing traces of their original paint at the tomb of the First Emperor in Xi'an (西安), China A closeup of the heads of terracotta horses at the tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an (西安), China Bronze horses and a chariot on display at the tomb of the First Emperor near Xi'an (西安), China
Traces of the figures’ original paint
can be seen in this photo

(photo by Kevin Poh)
Terracotta horses
(photo by Bill Tyne)
Bronze horses
(photo by Tom Thai)
A traditional-style building facing a pool at Huaqing Hot Springs near Xi'an (西安), China A white statue of the naked imperial mistress Yang Guifei about to enter a pool at Huaqing Hot Springs near Xi'an (西安), China A pond and its carefully landscaped surroundings at Huaqing Hot Springs near Xi'an (西安), China
Huaqing Hot Springs
(photo by Michael Tyler)
Imperial mistress Yang Guifei, immortalized in both sculpture
and poetry: “Allowed to bathe at Huaqing on a cold spring day,/
She washed her creamy skin with the warm, silky water…”

(photo by CIT)
The carefully landscaped grounds
of Huaqing Hot Springs

(photo by Sam Haldane)
An ancient bathing pool at Huaqing Hot Springs near Xi'an (西安), China Lavishly costumed performers in a Tang Dynasty-style show in Xi'an (西安), China A closeup of a smiling, ornately costumed dancer in a Tang Dynasty-style show in Xi'an (西安), China
Crabapple Pool, a bathing pool
more than a millenium old

(photo by Kevin Poh)
Be mesmerized by a Tang
Dynasty-style performance

(photo by Kevin Poh)
The dancers’ beauty and grace will leave
you breathless and googly-eyed

(photo by Kevin Poh)

Standard Tours Featuring Xi’an

Open the CIT001 tour information page
China Highlights 11-Day Tour (CIT001)
Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai
Open the information page for our China Highlights 15-Day Tour (CIT002)
China Highlights 15-Day Tour (CIT002)
Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai – Zhouzhuang – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou
Open the information page for our Magnificent Yangtze / Ancient Capitals Deluxe 15-Day Tour (CIT005)
Magnificent Yangtze/Ancient Capitals Deluxe 15-Day Tour (CIT005)
Beijing – Three Gorges (Yangtze Cruise) – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai
Open the information page for our Silk Road 16-Day Tour (CIT007)
Silk Road 16-Day Tour (CIT007)
Ürümqi – Turpan – Dunhuang – Jiayuguan –
Lanzhou – Xining – Xi’an
Open the information page for our Mysterious Tibet 16-Day Tour (CIT008)
Mysterious Tibet 16-Day Tour (CIT008)
Beijing – Three Gorges (Yangtze Cruise) – Xi’an – Lhasa – Shanghai
Open the information page for our China Discovery 11-Day Tour (CIT011)
China Discovery 11-Day Tour (CIT011)
Beijing – Xi’an – Shanghai – Hong Kong
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Ancient and Modern China
13-Day Tour (CIT012)
Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo –
Shanghai – Hong Kong
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Value Tours and Specials Featuring Xi’an

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Ancient China Experience 11-Day
Value Tour (EBXF)
Beijing – Xi’an – Shanghai – Wuxi – Nanjing –
Suzhou – Hangzhou

Past Tours Featuring Xi’an

These past tour packages are not currently scheduled for departure but may be available as custom tours.
For prices and departure date options, please contact us by phone or e-mail.

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Beijing + Xi’an + East-Central China
13-Day Discount Tour (CITS13)
Beijing – Xi’an – Shanghai – Zhouzhuang –
Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou

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