Xi’an – China

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Terracotta Warriors Guilin, China
Underground army of clay Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an, China

Xi’an, a world-renowned ancient capital, is located in the heart of China’s Guanzhong Plain on the Yellow River Delta. Xian, historically was the starting point of the ancient Han-dynasty Silk Road, which stretched all the way though western China, Central Asia and the Middle East to the Mediterranean Sea.

Xi’an Sightseeing Tours and Fun Things To Do

Noted for its ancient Chinese history, Xi’an is world-famous for it’s unique “Underground Army” of clay Terracotta Warriors – built to guard the first Emperor of China’s tomb. The grave’s creators were buried alive in the mausoleum to ensure its secrecy… until its discovery in 1974. The site was opened to the public in 1980. Other fun Xi’an attractions include: Terracotta Warrior Museum, Bell & Drum Towers in the Old City, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum and the magnificent Tang Dynasty Show. Stop for lunch at the De Fa Chang restaurant – famous its variety of delicious “Jiaozi” Steamed Dumplings – the best Dim Sum we’ve ever tasted!

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Chinese Steamed Dumplings – The Best Dim Sum Ever!
Don’t miss a visit to De Fa Chang Restaurant, located in Xi’an Bell and Drum Towers’ square. The restaurant is large and elegantly decorated. We’ve never seen such an amazing selection of “Jiaozi” Chinese Dumplings anywhere before. The restaurant serves up to 20 varieties of steamed dumpling, many shaped like animals or flowers… and even aliens! The colored dumplings are stuffed with a variety of delicious fillings – savory (veges and meat) and sweet.

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The Best Time To Visit Xi’an

The best time to visit Xi’an is during Spring (March-May) and Fall (September-October) when temperatures are mild. We visited Xi’an in October and the weather was perfect 🙂