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.
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.
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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.
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.
Tip: 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
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
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