Xian – More than Just the Terracotta Warriors

China, Xian Guide (B): Xian – More than Just the Terracotta Warriors

In March we spent a long weekend in the city of Xi’an, in the Shaanxi province of China. We really only went there because we wanted to see the Terracotta Warriors, but we both really enjoyed our time in Xi’an – it’s a very nice city.

We stayed in Citadines Central Xi’an, which calls itself an apart-hotel. I don’t know if all the rooms were apartments, or just the larger ones, but ours was the biggest they had and it was very spacious indeed! Two very large bedrooms, both en suite, with an equally large open-plan lounge-kitchen. It was all newly decorated and very well equipped. The breakfast, which was included in the price, was mostly Chinese with a few western-style options. Not the best hotel breakfast I’ve ever had, but adequate to fill you up at the beginning of the day.

The hotel was really well positioned, just a few minutes walk south of the Drum tower. There were a few small 7-11 type convenience stores nearby which were useful for buying milk and snacks for the twins. If you wanted to go shopping, there were plenty of shopping malls nearby too, although we didn’t go in any! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Xian – More than Just the Terracotta Warriors
Guide Location: China » Xian
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Rachel Kember
Read it on author's website: https://littlekoo.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/xian-more-than-just-the-terracotta-warriors/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Citadines Central Xi’an
  • Beiyuanmen
  • West Yangshi
  • Defachang
  • Grand Mosque
  • East Mutoushi
  • Wild Goose Pagodas