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Things to do in Xi'an

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Xi'an. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Xi'an attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Xi'an to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Xi'an.

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  • Great Mosque

    An architectural marvel, this sacred site is a mélange of traditional Buddhist design and Islamic accents. There is no great secret to arranging a ... More
  • Shaanxi History Museum

    See the Shang dynasty bronze relics in this Xi'an museum. More
  • Shuyuanmen

    This ancient street is good place to pick up calligraphy brushes from art-equipment stalls. More
  • View the Terra-Cotta Army

    China’s ancestral capital is renowned for its “terra-cotta army,” created during the Qin dynasty (221–207 B.C.): thousands of life-size clay warrio... More

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