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Xian is the capital city of Shaanxi Province in China. It is considered to be one of the oldest cities in China. In 11th Century BC, Xian became a cultural and political center of China with the formation of Zhou Dynasty. Xian also emerged as an important center for industries and education. Xian has a population of 8.7 million people as at the year 2015 and is one of the most populous city in Northwest China.
Xian Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the main tourist attractions in Xian?
A. Xian has many tourists attractions including museums, historic sites, ancient ruins, nature and parks. Historic sites in Xian are Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Drum Tower, Huaqing Palace, Tang Paradise, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor and Daming Palace Site Park. Museums in Xian area Xian Museum, Qing Long Si, Xian Eight Wonders Museum , Shaanxi History Museum and Xian Banpo Museum. Nature and parks in Xian include Cuihua Mountain, Celebration Palace, Daqingshan Temple and Lishan National Forest Park.
Q. What is the best season to travel to Xian?
A. Xian has all the four seasons and different weather patterns are experienced in these four seasons. During the months of summer which is between June and August, Xian experiences rainfall and frequent thunderstorms. The summers are hot and humid in Xian. The winters are cold and dry hence advisable not to book a ticket for Xian. Winter months in Xian are November, December, January and February. Spring which is between March and May and Autumn which is between September and November time is dry and many tourists prefer to travel to Xian.
Q. What are the best hotels in Xian?
A. The most popular hotels in Xian include Xian Hotel, Grand Mercure Hotel Xian On Renmin Square, Sheraton Xian, Hilton Xian, Hilton Garden Inn Xian High-Tech Zone, Crowne Plaza Xian, Shangri-La Hotel - Xian, Aurum International Hotel, Grand Park Xian, City Hotel Xian, Xian Skytel Hotel, The Westin Xian, Xian Sunshine International Hotel, Xi an Xi Shao Men Hotel and Tianyu Gloria Hotel Xian. Reserve the best accommodation right after acquiring your air ticket.