Information, photos, and much more about Xi'an and its tourist attractions

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.


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

Top Xi’an Tourist Attractions

First Emperor’s Terracotta Army
Xi’an Ancient City Wall
Big Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi History Museum
Huaqing Hot Spring
Bell Tower and Drum Tower
Muslim Quarter