Located in the south of the
Guanzhong Plain and the capital of the Shaanxi
Province in China, the city of Xian reflects
and recalls the rich and remarkable Chinese
civilization and culture. Xian Travel Guide
provides you authentic information on this
The rich history of the city dates back
to 11th century BC when it was constituted
as the capital city by eleven feudal dynasties.
Western Zhou, the Sui, the Qin, The Han
and the Tang are to name a few of them.
In the past, Xian was called Chang'an.
Xian Travel Guide offers information
about the geographical features of this
city. Surrounded by the Weihe River in the
north and the Qinling Mountains in the south,
the city more or less enjoys a monsoon climate.
All the seasons can be distinguished clearly.
It is cold and dry in winters, and hot in
summers. July, August and September are
the months of the rainy season. Excluding
the winter season, any other time of the
year is apt to explore this amazing city.
The Weihi Plain is again surrounded by Tongguan
in the east, Baoji in the west, Huangtu
Plateau in the north and Qinling mountains
in the south.
The population of Xian comprises
of about six million people including the
Hans, the Huns, the Manchus and the Mongols.
Majority of them speak the local dialect.
But the official language is mandarin and
the dominant religion is Buddhism.
Xian Travel Guide provides information
on the hotels in Xian. The city harbors
many hotels of different grades. Some of
the most eminent ones are, Howard Johnson
Ginwa Plaza Hotel, Garden Hotel, Xian Paradise
Resort, Sheraton Hotel, and Grand Mercure
On Renmin Square. The major tourist attractions
in Xian are Small Wild Goose Pagoda, BanPo
Site, Great Mosque, Famen Temple, Terra
Cotta Warriors and Horses, Great Wild Goose
pagoda, Huaqing Pool, Stele Forest, QianLing
Mausoleum and Maoling Mausoleum.