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Visit Xian in January

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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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

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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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.

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.