As with every city in China, the essence of Xi’an lies within its people. While the Terracotta Warriors are a must see, it’s the everyday sights and interactions with the welcoming locals that will stay with you. As you meander through the old town or cycle along the city wall, you’ll come to realise their laid-back nature is quite contagious.
Public parks are a wonderful place to gain insight into local life in China and Xi’an is no different. Walking through the green spaces surrounding the ancient city wall you’ll find locals participating in all their favourite hobbies from singing and dancing to playing table tennis and stretching. Whether you’re tucking into a steamy bowl of noodles in a back-street restaurant or hailing a taxi to get across town, this multi-cultural hub will embrace you with its warm spirit.
If you’re thinking of adding Xi’an to your tailor-made holiday in China, let us guide you via the ‘must-see’s’ but also to the city’s core. We’ll even throw in the best spot to sample Xi’an’s must try crumbled flatbread mutton stew.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Annette, who's travelled extensively in China. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the guides who can take you to The Great Wall’s quietest spots, the villagers who can show you how to create your own lucky clay cat and the cooks who can rustle you up breakfast pancakes, Shanghai-style.
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