Top 8 October destinations in China

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   Xi'an, Shaanxi (陕西西安)


Xi'an, one of the 'Top 8 October destinations in China' by

Tang Paradise Recreational Area in Xi'an 

Xi'an, located in northwest China, is known as one of the four ancient capitals of the world, together with Athens, Cairo and Rome. Home to the Terracotta Army, the city has a long history of more than 3,100 years, including 1,100 years as the capital city for 13 dynasties. When travelling in Xi'an, you can not only visit Terracotta Army, City Wall and the Beilin Stone Sculpture Museum, but also can have a taste of the culture from Tang Dynasty in Tang Paradise Recreational Area and Huaqing Palace. While appreciating Xi'an's history and culture, don't forget to try some distinctive local snacks. Yang Rou Pao Mo (unleavened bread in mutton stew), mutton kebabs and cold rice noodles are among the most popular regional food.

Travel tips:


Daming Palace Site: 60 yuan

City Wall: 40 yuan

Tang Paradise: 90 yuan

Drum Tower and Bell Tower: 40 yuan

Beilin Museum: 45 yuan

Huaqing Palace: 40 yuan

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: 50 yuan

Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and Terracotta Army: 110 yuan

Getting there: You can take travel buses from downtown to all scenic spots around the city.

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