China is forever linked to its ancient civilization, friendly people, and many of the world’s most revered treasures, such as The Great Wall, Terra-Cotta Warriors & Horses and the Yangtze River. Over 5,000 years of fascinating history endows China with a profound culture, which penetrates in every aspect in the lives of the local people. Some of the cultural heritage like the Chinese food, martial arts, traditional medicine and craftworks raise an aspiration and pursuit worldwide.
The world-renowned ancient capital of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an is located in the heart of the Guanzhong Basin, with the Weihe river running along the northern border of the city. More than 270 palaces and temples were built, such as the “Three Han Palaces” in the Han dynasty, namely Changle, Weiyang, Jianzhang Palaces, and numerous other palaces and watch towers. The most wellknown amongst these is the Tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuang, with the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Xi’an is also the starting point of the ancient Silk Road.
Located on the former Imperial Palace grounds and within Xian’s Ancient City Walls.
Direct flight from major cities in China (approx. 2 – 3 hrs). Followed by a 25 mins drive.
Best time to visit
Autumn from September – October; Spring from late April – early May; Summer from late May – August with temperatures between 25°c – 30°c and winter from November – early March with temperatures going down to minus degress. Recommended time to travel is late March – September when the weather is quite pleasant.