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Cradle of Chinese civilisation

One of the four great ancient capitals of China, Xi’an has more than 3,000 years of history which has endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage. As the eastern departure point of the Silk Road trading route, Xi’an has long been an important crossroads for people throughout China, Central Asia and the Middle East, hence today it is a melting pot of cultures and religions.

Why visit?

  • Incredible Terracotta Army
  • Fascinating Shaanxi History Museum
  • Magnificent city walls
  • Bustling Muslim quarter
  • Ancient pagodas
  • Shop for cultural items
  • Tang Dynasty Show
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Mercure Xi'an on Renmin Square - Classic Room

Mercure Xian on Renmin Square

From £29 pp

This comfortable, elegantly appointed hotel is minutes away from shopping centres and cultural sights

Shangri La Hotel Xi'an - Swimming Pool

Shangri La Hotel Xian

From £63 pp

This contemporary haven sits in the prestigious financial and shopping district of Gao Xin.

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The facts:

Getting there: There are no non-stop flights from the UK to Xi’an. Flights are available from most Chinese cities including Beijing, which take approximately 2 hours, or from Shanghai, which is about 2 hours 40 minutes flying time.

Best time to travel: Spring and Autumn are considered the ideal times to visit Xi’an as the temperatures are pleasantly warm. Summers are hot and humid and rain can be expected, while the winters are cold, although tend to be dry.

Xi'an climate:

Xi'an Climate Chart