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How to Visit Xian in March

Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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Plan your  Xian Tour in March? March ushers in an early spring in Xian which is getting relatively warmer than February, saying farewell to the harsh winter. Xian’s landscape turns greener with new leaves and budding flowers.

Pit 1 at Terracotta Warriors

March is also the transitional tourist month going from low season to  high season. Most of the entrance fees in Xian are adjusted according to high tourist season, but you may still be lucky enough to be eligible for Xian-bound discounted flights and hotel accommodations in Xian.

The Weather in March in Xian
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The coming of the early spring in March keeps the mercury in Xian between average 14 ℃ in the day and 4 ℃ at night. The first sign of spring appears in March. The city heating system terminates in Mid-March in Xian.

Though warmer than February, you still need to prepare yourself for some warm clothes in March to deal with the chilly temperature in the morning and evening, a big temperature difference in a day.

Historical Weather Data for March in Xian

Here we list the historical weather data relative to the weather condition of March in Xian. It can be helpful planning your trip to Xian well in advance.

You may make use of the data to decide what to dress, what to pack, what to see for  your coming trip to Xian.


Date
Average High
Average Low
Extreme High Extreme Low
Mar 01 11℃ 1℃ 22℃(1966) -8℃(1951)
Mar 02 12℃ 1℃ 23℃(1963) -7℃(1951)
Mar 03 12℃ 1℃ 21℃(1999) -7℃(1956)
Mar 04 12℃ 1℃ 14℃(1955) -13℃(1952)
Mar 05 12℃ 1℃ 21℃(1987) -5℃(1983)
Mar 06 12℃ 1℃ 23℃(1953) -5℃(1967)
Mar 07 12℃ 2℃ 22℃(2005) -7℃(1988)
Mar 08 12℃ 2℃ 24℃(2004) -4℃(1965)
Mar 09 14℃ 2℃ 27℃(2004) -5℃(1988)
Mar 10 14℃ 3℃ 23℃(2008) -2℃(1951)
Mar 11 14℃ 3℃ 22℃(1967) -4℃(1985)
Mar 12 13℃ 3℃ 25℃(1967) -6℃(1957)
Mar 13 13℃ 3℃ 25℃(2001) -6℃(1955)
Mar 14 14℃ 4℃ 25℃(1964) -2℃(1994)
Mar 15 15℃ 4℃ 27℃(2004) -2℃(1954)
Mar 16 15℃ 4℃ 25℃(1966) -3℃(1954)
Mar 17 15℃ 4℃ 22℃(2008) -3℃(1954)
Mar 18 15℃ 4℃ 27℃(2008) -3℃(1955)
Mar 19 15℃ 4℃ 23℃(1968) -3℃(1976)
Mar 20 15℃ 5℃ 25℃(2001) -3℃(1952)
Mar 21 15℃ 5℃ 27℃(2001) -3℃(1951)
Mar 22 14℃ 5℃ 24℃(1981) -2℃(1954)
Mar 23 15℃ 4℃ 24℃(1971) -3℃(1962)
Mar 24 15℃ 4℃ 20℃(1958) -6℃(1962)
Mar 25 15℃ 4℃ 26℃(1971) -2℃(1987)
Mar 26 16℃ 5℃ 26℃(2008) -3℃(1980)
Mar 27 16℃ 5℃ 26℃(2006) -1℃(1952)
Mar 28 17℃ 6℃ 27℃(2008) -4℃(1958)
Mar 29  18℃  7℃  28℃(2007)  -7℃(1951)
 Mar 30  19℃  7℃  28℃(1963)  0℃(1976)
Mar 31  19℃  7℃  27℃(1964)  -1℃(1972)

What to Wear


Average 14℃ during the day in March in Xian:
Outdoor daytime wear:   jackets, thin sweater and jeans

Average 4℃ in the evening in March in Xian:
Outdoor evening wear ( Average -1℃):  warm clothes, sweater, jackets and jeans

Where to Stay


Xian is a very compact and walkable city, so no matter where you are going to stay you will easily get to the major attractions and shopping areas in Xian. Some hotels start to offer discounted room rates before mid-March. Domestic tourist volume is getting thicker in March than in February.

The city layout within Xian City Wall is based on a grid pattern centrally denoted by the grand Bell Tower (钟楼), which levels out four main avenues clockwise: East avenue (Dong Dajie 东大街), South Avenue ( Nan Dajie 南大街), West Avenue (Xi Dajie 西大街) and North Avenue (Bei Dajie 北大街).

Xian Railway Station is just located on the northeast corner of Xian city wall while Xian North Railway Station 12km north of Xian city center.

Xian Airport is located 40km northwest of Xian.

The areas near Bell Tower, East Avenue, South Avenue, West Avenue and North Avenue are considered ideal places to stay in Xian.   Check out the link for more information – Where to Stay in Xian.

What to See


Xian is well known for its historical relics, both above ground and underneath. Season or weather changes make no  big difference for your visit to Xian. But the city of Xian in March is turning green and colorful with the arrival of a charming early spring.

Big Goose Pagoda

If you travel Xian in March as a first-time visitor, you may cover the major attractions like Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Xian Muslim Quarter,  Great Mosque Bell & Drum Towers and the list could be longer if you stay in Xian for quite a few days.  Check out the Top 10 Attractions in Xian for more information.

What to Eat


Xian is a haven for eaters. Hitting the food streets of Muslim Quarter is a must for first-time visitors. It is said there are over 300 Muslim local snacks on the streets in Xian Muslim Quarter that attract a consistent flow of visitors everyday coming here to savor or just have a glimpse.

Making of Pomegranate Juice

Have a bite of some of the local food: the famous Xi’an Liangpi (cold skin noodles) , the lamb skewers, the cuttlefish, the yogurt, pomegranate juice and the list could be much longer.

Check out Tips for Visiting Muslim Quarter in Xian  for more information.

 March Events, Holidays & Festivals


Annual Events and Festivals

1. Lianghui 两会
Lianghui , literally “two meetings”,  refers  to the annual meetings of the National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. The two meetings last about one week which ends at Mid March. The Two Meetings are often regarded as  the Senate, house of Representatives in China. These are the most important political meetings in Beijing China.

2. March 8 International Women’s Day 三八国际妇女节
On this special day, some attractions in Beijing offer free entrance tickets to female visitors. Some working units allow female workers half day off or with extra pay if  they are too busy to have day or half day off. Some markets or shopping malls will give more discounts to female buyers to increase business.

3. China Tree Planting Day (Arbor Day) 中国植树节
March 12 is China’s Trees Planting Day.  It is getting warmer in Beijing. Beijing celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting.  Beijing has established over 100 reception points for urban residents to “adopt” trees or green land.

4. World Consumer Rights Day 国际消费者权益日
World Consumer Rights Day was established on 15 March 1983 to promote consumer rights around the world.  On this special day, in Beijing, you will see a CC TV evening gala sponsored by the government to crack down the poor quality products and companies without trust and reputation.

5. Hand in Hand Poverty Alleviation Program 手拉手情系贫困小伙伴全国统一行动日
March 16 is the special day for Hand in Hand Poverty Alleviation Program. This event  is mainly used to help children and other vulnerable groups in poverty stricken areas. People will donate on this special day.

6.  Chinese Medical Festival  中国国医节
March 17 is Chinese Medical Festival which dates back to the year 1929. On this special day, some hospitals would go on to the streets in Beijing for complementary health checks and other medical activities involved.

06611Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xian City Day Tour from US$69
Xian Terracotta Warriors Day Tour A from US$85
Terracotta Army and Song of Everlasting Performance from US$135

Xian 2 Day Tour Package from US$170 p/p
Xian 3 Day Tour Package from US$235 p/p

Terracotta Army  Join-in Escorted Bus Tour RMB 480 p/p
Terracotta Army  Escorted Private Tour  US$ $125 P/P

Further Readings


Beijing Xian High Speed Train Experience
Top 10 Attractions in Xian
Tips for Visiting Muslim Quarter in Xian
Tips for Visiting Xian City Wall
Tips for Visiting Shaanxi History Museum
Tips for Visiting Xian Bell Tower
How Visit Terracotta Army
How to Visit Daming Palace National Heritage Park
Top 10 Photography Spots in Xian
The Night View of Great Tang All Day Mall
Tips for Visiting Hanyang Tombs Xian
The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Show in Xian
Tips for Visiting Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tips for Visiting Huaqing Hot Springs in Xian
How to Visit Mount Huashan
Top 10 Hostels in Xian
Best Time to Visit Xian

Any questions, just drop a line.

Visit Xian in February

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Plan your Xian tour in February? Still a bit chilly, February allows you to feel the coming of a lively spring and saying goodby to the coldest winter time in Xian.

Though spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Xian,  the famous Xian snacks and historical sites are still there, waiting for you to taste and explore, unlike the changing of the distinct four seasons in Xian.

Pit 2 at Terracotta Warriors Museum

You still have the  bonus for discounts for your hotels, transportation and entrance fees since February still officially falls into the low tourist season in Xian.

The Weather in February in Xian


February is the transitional season from the coldest winter time to the warmer spring in Xian. The mercury keeps between average 8 ℃ in the day and -1 ℃ at night, though still cold,  a bit warmer than January.

The city has good heating system allows indoor rooms and facilities warm and comfortable.

Historical Weather Data for February in Xian

Here We are going to provide you the historical weather data listed below regarding the weather condition of February in Xian that may help you plan your trip to Xian well in advance.

You may make use of the data to choose what to dress,  what to pack for  your coming trip to Xian.


Date
Average High
Average Low
Extreme High Extreme Low
Feb 01 5℃ -3℃ 15℃(2008) -11℃(1990)
Feb 02 5℃ -3℃ 15℃(1989) -9℃(1952)
Feb 03 6℃ -3℃ 13℃(1989) -9℃(1952)
Feb 04 6℃ -3℃ 14℃(1955) -13℃(1952)
Feb 05 6℃ -3℃ 20℃(1983) -19℃(1952)
Feb 06 6℃ -3℃ 17℃(1989) -10℃(1952)
Feb 07 7℃ -2℃ 20℃(1959) -8℃(1951)
Feb 08 7℃ -2℃ 20℃(2008) -8℃(1967)
Feb 09 8℃ -2℃ 16℃(2008) -9℃(1954)
Feb 10 9℃ -2℃ 18℃(2008) -7℃(1954)
Feb 11 9℃ -2℃ 19℃(1951) -7℃(1954)
Feb 12 9℃ -2℃ 18℃(1988) -18℃(1975)
Feb 13 9℃ -1℃ 23℃(1951) -6℃(1954)
Feb 14 9℃ -0℃ 18℃(1955) -5℃(1975)
Feb 15 9℃ -1℃ 17℃(1998) -6℃(1975)
Feb 16 9℃ -1℃ 17℃(1978) -6℃(1975)
Feb 17 9℃ -1℃ 17℃(1971) -10℃(1975)
Feb 18 8℃ -1℃ 17℃(1998) -8℃(1984)
Feb 19 8℃ -1℃ 19℃(1964) -11℃(1956)
Feb 20 9℃ -0℃ 19℃(1996) -7℃(1999)
Feb 21 10℃ -1℃ 21℃(1964) -7℃(1960)
Feb 22 10℃ -0℃ 18℃(2000) -6℃(2008)
Feb 23 10℃ -0℃ 21℃(1962) -5℃(1953)
Feb 24 9℃ -0℃ 20℃(1996) -6℃(1953)
Feb 25 10℃ -0℃ 21℃(1993) -5℃(1956)
Feb 26 10℃ -0℃ 20℃(1998) -7℃(2002)
Feb  27 11℃ -0℃ 24℃(1987) -6℃(1991)
Feb 28 11℃ 1℃ 21℃(1987) -7℃(1991)

What to Wear


Outdoor daytime wear ( average 8℃ ):   Winter clothes, down jackets, layers (knitwear, or thermal wear).

Outdoor evening wear ( Average -1℃):  Thick winter clothes, layers (knitwear, or thermal wear), gloves, and winter hats & caps.

Where to Stay


Xian is a very compact and walkable city, so no matter where you are going to stay you will easily get to the major attractions and shopping areas in Xian. Some hotels start to offer discounted room rates from mid-November. Domestic tourist volume is getting thinner.

The city layout within Xian City Wall is based on a grid pattern centrally denoted by the grand Bell Tower (钟楼), which levels out four main avenues clockwise: East avenue (Dong Dajie 东大街), South Avenue ( Nan Dajie 南大街), West Avenue (Xi Dajie 西大街) and North Avenue (Bei Dajie 北大街).

Xian Railway Station is just located on the northeast corner of Xian city wall while Xian Airport is located 40km northwest of Xian.

The areas near Bell Tower, East Avenue, South Avenue, West Avenue and North Avenue are considered ideal places to stay in Xian.   Check out the link for more information – Where to Stay in Xian.

What to See


Xian is well known for its historical relics, both above ground and underneath. Season or weather changes make no  big difference for your visit to Xian.

So if you travel Xian in February as a first-time visitor, you may cover the major attractions like Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Xian Muslim Quarter,  Great Mosque Bell & Drum Towers and the list could be longer if you stay in Xian for quite a few days.  Check out the Top 10 Attractions in Xian for more information.

What to Eat


Xian is a haven for eaters. Hitting the food streets of Muslim Quarter is a must for first-time visitors. It is said there are over 300 Muslim local snacks on the streets in Xian Muslim Quarter that attract a consistent flow of visitors everyday coming here to savor or just have a glimpse.

An itinerant snack vendor

Have a bite of some of the local food: the famous Xi’an Liangpi (cold skin noodles) , the lamb skewers, the cuttlefish, the yogurt, pomegranate juice and the list could be much longer.

Check out Tips for Visiting Muslim Quarter in Xian  for more information.

February Events, Holidays & Festivals


Annual Events and Festivals

1. Ski Resorts in Xian
Visiting a ski resort is a bonus added to make a perfect winter holiday in Xian. No matter you are a keen skier or non-skier, you can rewind and entertain yourself in a ski resort around Xian, skiing and participating in snow activities, or just sitting in a cozy snack bar and appreciating the white ski area over a cup of coffee or tea.

2. Spring Festival
Spring Festival is the biggest and most celebrated festival in China as well as some countries of east and Southeast Asia. People enjoy 3 day holiday. Chinese government makes it a 7 day holiday by moving the prior weekend and the upcoming one together. This is the Chinese government’s “holiday economy” policy. 2016 Chinese new year start January 28 through February 02, 2017.

3. Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the Chinese lunar new year which varies between February and March. The New Year comes to an end when the Festival of Lanterns sets in. Each lantern festival finds lantern shows and folk dance everywhere.

One special food for the festival is the Tang Yuan, another kind of dumplings made of sweet rice rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or different fillings. People solve riddles on the lanterns.

06611Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xian City Day Tour from US$69
Xian Terracotta Warriors Day Tour A from US$85
Terracotta Army and Song of Everlasting Performance from US$135

Xian 2 Day Tour Package from US$170 p/p
Xian 3 Day Tour Package from US$235 p/p

Terracotta Army  Join-in Escorted Bus Tour RMB 480 p/p
Terracotta Army  Escorted Private Tour  US$ $125 P/P

Further Readings


Beijing Xian High Speed Train Experience
Top 10 Attractions in Xian
Tips for Visiting Muslim Quarter in Xian
Tips for Visiting Xian City Wall
Tips for Visiting Shaanxi History Museum
Tips for Visiting Xian Bell Tower
How Visit Terracotta Army
How to Visit Daming Palace National Heritage Park
Top 10 Photography Spots in Xian
The Night View of Great Tang All Day Mall
Tips for Visiting Hanyang Tombs Xian
The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Show in Xian
Tips for Visiting Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tips for Visiting Huaqing Hot Springs in Xian
How to Visit Mount Huashan
Top 10 Hostels in Xian
Best Time to Visit Xian

Any questions, just drop a line.

Visit Xian in January

Sunday, December 25th, 2016
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Plan your Xian tour in January? So for various reasons, you choose to visit Xian in January, one of the coldest months in Xian. Basically Xian can be dry, cold and very often windy in January.

Don’t be scared by the cold weather since you don’t have to stay long outdoor due to the fact that most of the attractions you are going to visit are indoor historical sites with central  heating systems.

Terracotta Warriors Discovered in Pit No.01.

But the “blessing in disguise” is that you can take the advantage of the low tourist season to enjoy discounted flight tickets, hotel room rates and even entrance fees for the sites on your Xian bucket list.

The Weather in January in Xian


Xian enters one of the coldest month in a year when as mercury drops between average 5 ℃ in the day and -3 ℃ at night, almost as cold as the previous December.

The city has good heating system allows indoor rooms and facilities warm and comfortable.

Historical Weather Data for January in Xian

We’d like to inform you of the historical weather data listed below that may help you plan your trip to Xian well in advance.  You may use the data to choose what to dress,  what to pack for  your coming trip to Xian.


Date
Average High
Average Low
Extreme High Extreme Low
Jan 01 5℃ -4℃ 12℃(2008) -16℃(1990)
Jan 02 5℃ -4℃ 16℃(1989) -15℃(1952)
Jan 03 5℃ -4℃ 16℃(1989) -11℃(1952)
Jan 04 5℃ -4℃ 15℃(1955) -15℃(1952)
Jan 05 4℃ -5℃ 15℃(1983) -15℃(1952)
Jan 06 5℃ -4℃ 16℃(1989) -17℃(1952)
Jan 07 5℃ -4℃ 17℃(1959) -13℃(1951)
Jan 08 5℃ -4℃ 17℃(2008) -12℃(1967)
Jan 09 5℃ -4℃ 14℃(2008) -14℃(1954)
Jan 10 5℃ -4℃ 16℃(2008) -17℃(1954)
Jan 11 5℃ -4℃ 12℃(1951) -21℃(1954)
Jan 12 5℃ -4℃ 16℃(1988) -17℃(1975)
Jan 13 4℃ -4℃ 12℃(1951) -5℃(1954)
Jan 14 4℃ -4℃ 16℃(1955) -12℃(1975)
Jan 15 4℃ -5℃ 11℃(1998) -13℃(1975)
Jan 16 4℃ -6℃ 13℃(1978) -14℃(1975)
Jan 17 5℃ -5℃ 15℃(1971) -12℃(1975)
Jan 18 5℃ -5℃ 15℃(1998) -12℃(1984)
Jan 19 5℃ -5℃ 19℃(1964) -11℃(1956)
Jan 20 5℃ -4℃ 16℃(1996) -11℃(1999)
Jan 21 4℃ -4℃ 12℃(1964) -12℃(1960)
Jan 22 4℃ -4℃ 12℃(2000) -13℃(2008)
Jan 23 4℃ -4℃ 10℃(1962) -15℃(1953)
Jan 24 4℃ -4℃ 15℃(1996) -15℃(1953)
Jan 25 5℃ -5℃ 14℃(1993) -19℃(1956)
Jan 26 5℃ -4℃ 14℃(1998) -17℃(2002)
Jan  27 5℃ -4℃ 15℃(1987) -14℃(1991)
Jan 28 5℃ -3℃ 17℃(1987) -13℃(1991)
Jan 29 3℃ -3℃ 17℃(1987) -13℃(1991)
Jan 30 5℃ -4℃ 13℃(2000) -16℃(1954)
Jan 31  5℃  -4℃  14℃(2001)  15℃(1954)

What to Wear


Outdoor daytime wear ( average 5℃ ):   Winter clothes, down jackets, layers (knitwear, or thermal wear).

Outdoor evening wear ( Average -4℃):  Thick winter clothes, layers (knitwear, or thermal wear), gloves, and winter hats & caps.

Where to Stay


Xian is a very compact and walkable city, so no matter where you are going to stay you will easily get to the major attractions and shopping areas in Xian. Some hotels start to offer discounted room rates from mid-November. Domestic tourist volume is getting thinner.

The city layout within Xian City Wall is based on a grid pattern centrally denoted by the grand Bell Tower (钟楼), which levels out four main avenues clockwise: East avenue (Dong Dajie 东大街), South Avenue ( Nan Dajie 南大街), West Avenue (Xi Dajie 西大街) and North Avenue (Bei Dajie 北大街).

Xian Railway Station is just located on the northeast corner of Xian city wall while Xian Airport is located 40km northwest of Xian.

The areas near Bell Tower, East Avenue, South Avenue, West Avenue and North Avenue are considered ideal places to stay in Xian.   Check out the link for more information – Where to Stay in Xian.

What to See


Xian is well known for its historical relics, both above ground and underneath. Season or weather changes make no  big difference for your visit to Xian.

So if you travel Xian in January as a first-time visitor, you may cover the major attractions like Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Xian Muslim Quarter,  Great Mosque Bell & Drum Towers and the list could be longer if you stay in Xian for quite a few days.  Check out the Top 10 Attractions in Xian for more information.

What to Eat


Xian is a haven for eaters. Hitting the food streets of Muslim Quarter is a must for first-time visitors. It is said there are over 300 Muslim local snacks on the streets in Xian Muslim Quarter that attract a consistent flow of visitors everyday coming here to savor or just have a glimpse.

Fresh pomegranate juice

Have a bite of some of the local food: the famous Xi’an Liangpi (cold skin noodles) , the lamb skewers, the cuttlefish, the yogurt, pomegranate juice and the list could be much longer.

Check out Tips for Visiting Muslim Quarter in Xian  for more information.

January Events, Holidays & Festivals


Annual Events and Festivals

1. Ski Resorts in Xian
Visiting a ski resort is a bonus added to make a perfect winter holiday in Xian. No matter you are a keen skier or non-skier, you can rewind and entertain yourself in a ski resort around Xian, skiing and participating in snow activities, or just sitting in a cozy snack bar and appreciating the white ski area over a cup of coffee or tea.

2. New Year Eve Ceremony
Each year Xian local tourism bureau will hold a fantastic “New Year Celebration” on the eve of the coming new year in a unique way.  Turn to a local travel agency or visit Xian tourism bureau’s official website for the new year celebration.

3. Spring Festival
Spring Festival is the biggest and most celebrated festival in China as well as some countries of east and south east Asia. People enjoy 3 day holiday. Chinese government makes it a 7 day holiday by moving the prior weekend and the upcoming one together. This is the Chinese government’s “holiday economy” policy. 2016 Chinese new year start January 28 through February 02, 2017.

06611Tip: Hassle-free Xian Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Xian guided tours:

Xian City Day Tour from US$69
Xian Terracotta Warriors Day Tour A from US$85
Terracotta Army and Song of Everlasting Performance from US$135

Xian 2 Day Tour Package from US$170 p/p
Xian 3 Day Tour Package from US$235 p/p

Terracotta Army  Join-in Escorted Bus Tour RMB 480 p/p
Terracotta Army  Escorted Private Tour  US$ $125 P/P

Further Readings


Beijing Xian High Speed Train Experience
Top 10 Attractions in Xian
Tips for Visiting Muslim Quarter in Xian
Tips for Visiting Xian City Wall
Tips for Visiting Shaanxi History Museum
Tips for Visiting Xian Bell Tower
How Visit Terracotta Army
How to Visit Daming Palace National Heritage Park
Top 10 Photography Spots in Xian
The Night View of Great Tang All Day Mall
Tips for Visiting Hanyang Tombs Xian
The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Show in Xian
Tips for Visiting Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tips for Visiting Huaqing Hot Springs in Xian
How to Visit Mount Huashan
Top 10 Hostels in Xian
Best Time to Visit Xian

Any questions, just drop a line.