Northwest China

Northwest China Attractions

Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 113 Reviews

The 1974 discovery of thousands of life-sized Terracotta Warriors near Xian was one of the archeological sensations of the 20th century. The figures date ...  Read more

Bell Tower (Zhonglou)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

The word “tower” doesn’t quite do justice to the enormous structure of the Xian Bell Tower - or Zhonglou, rising on an imposing square base to a series of ...  Read more

Drum Tower (Gulou)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

The Drum Tower - or Gulou - was built during the Ming Dynasty, just a few years before the neighboring Bell Tower. It is largely in the same style as that ...  Read more

Xian City Wall (Chengqiang)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 100 Reviews

Xi’an has one of the most extensive and best-preserved defensive walls in the world. This colossal structure was started under the Ming Dynasty in 1370, a ...  Read more

Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

The Tang Dynasty (roughly speaking the 7th to 9th centuries AD) was a highpoint in Xian’s long and illustrious history. If you don’t mind forgoing a little ...  Read more

Banpo Village

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Banpo Village, Banpo Bowuguan in Mandarin, is a well preserved archaeological site just east of Xian in the Yellow River Valley, which carbon dating suggests, ...  Read more

Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

While the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - or Dayanta - follows the familiar pagoda format of successive levels diminishing in size the higher they get, this solid ...  Read more

Xian Museum & Small Goose Pagoda (Xiaoyanta)

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Xian Museum is one of the city’s most recent attractions, and stands in an ensemble of buildings both ancient and modern which provide a refuge from busy ...  Read more

Muslim Quarter

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Right behind the Drum Tower, you can find the Muslim Quarter of Xian. In Chinese, it is also known as Huimin Jie, which is the home of the majority of the ...  Read more

Shaanxi History Museum

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

The city of Xian is of inestimable significance in the history of China, having long been a cultural powerhouse as well as the capital of numerous ...  Read more

Emperor Qin's Mausoleum

While the terra cotta warriors have been mostly excavated, their entombed emperor has been resting undisturbed in his mausoleum of underground caverns for ...  Read more

Guangren Lama Temple

There is only one Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Shaanxi Province: the Guangren Lama Temple. Nestled into the north-western corner of Xian’s city wall, this ...  Read more

Louguantai National Forest Park

Louguantai National Forest Park is the ideal place to visit if you want to get out of the big city and into rural China’s fascinating nature. The park wasn’t ...  Read more

Shu Yuan Men Street

Valuable historical monuments attract tourists from all over the world to Xian. Among them is the Shu Yuan Men Street, which was once the location of the ...  Read more

Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)

In addition to the world-famous terra cotta warriors, another excavation site of a famous Chinese emperor can be found in Xian. Emperor Jingdi reigned from ...  Read more

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