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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.

Visit Xian in December

Saturday, October 29th, 2016
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Plan your Xian tour in December? For various reasons, you have to visit Xian in December.  Well, December is not a glorious month to visit Xian since the temperature is low ( average lowest -3℃ during the month) often coupled with gusty wind blowing hard on your face.

But the things are not  so bad due to the historical nature of the ancient city of Xian.  The cold weather doesn’ t affect your visit to the historical sites indoor or outdoor. In addition, you’ve got a big bonus in terms of discounts on your hotel, entrance fees and  transportation.

The lit-up Bell Tower in Xian

The lit-up Bell Tower in Xian

The Weather in December in Xian


December puts Xian deep into winter season with the temperature going much lower than the previous November. Xian’s average temperature in December falls between 6 ℃ during the day and -3 ℃ at night, very often accompanied with blustery weather.

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

Historical Weather Data for December in Xian

We’d like to provide you the historical weather data listed below that you need to plan your trip to Xian well in advance.  You may use the data to decide how to dress,  what to pack for  your coming trip to Xian.


Date
Average High
Average Low
Extreme High Extreme Low
Dec 01 8℃ -1℃ 18℃(2008) -7℃(1990)
Dec 02 8℃ -1℃ 18℃(1989) -9℃(1952)
Dec 03 9℃ -1℃ 22℃(1989) -10℃(1952)
Dec 04 8℃ -1℃ 16℃(1955) -9℃(1952)
Dec 05 7℃ -1℃ 16℃(1983) -7℃(1952)
Dec 06 7℃ -1℃ 16℃(1989) -5℃(1952)
Dec 07 7℃ -1℃ 15℃(1959) -5℃(1951)
Dec 08 7℃ -2℃ 18℃(2008) -7℃(1967)
Dec 09 8℃ -2℃ 19℃(2008) -10℃(1954)
Dec 10 8℃ -2℃ 17℃(2008) -8℃(1954)
Dec 11 7℃ -2℃ 17℃(1951) -9℃(1954)
Dec 12 6℃ -2℃ 15℃(1988) -9℃(1975)
Dec 13 7℃ -2℃ 14℃(1951) -8℃(1954)
Dec 14 6℃ -2℃ 15℃(1955) -9℃(1975)
Dec 15 6℃ -3℃ 16℃(1998) -9℃(1975)
Dec 16 6℃ -3℃ 14℃(1978) -9℃(1975)
Dec 17 6℃ -3℃ 16℃(1971) -10℃(1975)
Dec 18 5℃ -3℃ 13℃(1998) -10℃(1984)
Dec 19 5℃ -3℃ 14℃(1964) -10℃(1956)
Dec 20 6℃ -3℃ 13℃(1996) -9℃(1999)
Dec 21 6℃ -3℃ 14℃(1964) -8℃(1960)
Dec 22 6℃ -4℃ 15℃(2000) -9℃(2008)
Dec 23 5℃ -3℃ 18℃(1962) -9℃(1953)
Dec 24 5℃ -3℃ 16℃(1996) -9℃(1953)
Dec 25 5℃ -3℃ 17℃(1993) -9℃(1956)
Dec 26 5℃ -4℃ 14℃(1998) -11℃(2002)
Dec 27 5℃ -3℃ 17℃(1987) -10℃(1991)
 Dec 28 4℃ -4℃ 12℃(1987) -15℃(1991)
Dec 29 4℃ -4℃ 11℃(1987) -14℃(1991)
Dec 30 5℃ -4℃ 14℃(2000) -19℃(1954)
Dec 31  4℃  -4℃  14℃(2001)  19℃(1954)

What to Wear


Outdoor daytime wear ( average 6℃ ):   Winter clothes, layers (knitwear, or thermal wear).

Outdoor evening wear ( Average -3℃):  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 sightseeing in Xian.

So if you travel Xian in December as a first-time visitor, you may cover the major attractions like Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Xian Muslim Quarter,  the 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.

Food Vendor Stalls at Muslim Quarter

Food Vendor Stalls at Muslim Quarter

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.

December Events, Holidays & Festivals


Annual Events and Festivals

1. National Legal Publicity Day 全国法制宣传日
The National Legal Publicity Day falls on 4 December which was inaugurated in 2001.  It is aimed at promoting the constitution sprite as well as building a harmonious society in China.

2.  Ski Resorts in Xian 西安滑雪场
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.

3. Christmas Eve 圣诞之夜
If you happen to spend your Christmas eve in Beijing during your Xian tour, you may take some adventure going on to the streets to explore and spend a local Christmas eve.

4. New Year Eve Ceremony 新年之夜欢庆
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.

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.