Xian is the capital of the Shaanxi Province in China. The city of Xian is located in the south of the Guanzhong Plain and has a rich history of Chinese civilization and culture. The city of Xian is regarded as one of the most important cities in Chinese history, Xi'an is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Xian has been the capital of 13 dynasties, including the Zhou, Qin, Han, the Sui dynasty, and the Tang. Xi'an is also renowned for being the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and for the location of the Terracotta Army, made during the Qin Dynasty. The city is bestowed with a very historic culture and is known as a famous tourist destination in China. The city has various archaeological and heritage sites that are worth watching.
CURRENCY : Renminbi (RMB), Yuan (CNY)
CREDIT CARDS: - Accepted at all International hotels, however some local management hotels only accepted local credit cards, International card may apply surcharge and not being accepted, suggest to take RMB cash
CLIMATE Xian has a continental climate with hot summers and cold, dry winters.
Summer: Max- 98.6°F (37°C) | Min- 60.8°F(16°C)
Winter: Max- 39.2°F (4°C) | Min- 23°F(-5°C)
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Located in the southern part of the Guanzhong Plain, with Qinling Mountains to the south and the Weihe River to the north.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: March to June or Sep to Nov (Spring / Autumn).
NEIGHBORING CITIES: Datong, Pingyao, Wutaishan, Qu Xian, Sinan, Jianyang, Xianyang.
Bell Tower, Maoling Mausoleum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tomb of Huo Qubing, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Straw Hut Temple, Tomb of Prince Yide, Daxingshan Temple, Moslem Street (Huimin Jie), Tang Dynasty Palace.
MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS:
Shanxi History Museum, TerraCotta Warriors and Soldiers Museum, Ziyun Tower Block, Elegant Lady Area, Imperial Banquet Hall, Fanglin Fragrant Garden, Phoenix Theater, Apricot Garden, Lu Yu Teahouse, Tang Marketplace and the Floating-drink at Qujiang Lake.
FAMOUS FOOD & BEVERAGES
Yangrou Paomo, Sour Soup Dumplings and Guantang Steamed Baozi.
Tipping is considered as part of your guide’s income. Drivers and Guides are expecting some reward as a gesture of satisfaction. We suggested US$10.00 per person per day for sit-in-coach group tour and US$15-20 per person per day tipping for private mini van driver and the local guide(s)if their services are good.
China visa is required for foreign passport holders. Please check with the Embassy for the visa issuance. Passport must have the validity of 6 month when you are traveling.
It is the passengers responsibility to obtain all required travel documents, visas and permits, and for complying with the laws, regulations, orders, demands and other travel requirements of countries of origin, destination or transit.
We strongly recommend that you go to the IATA Travel Centre website http://www.iatatravelcentre.com for more information.COMMUNICATION
Telephone & Internet: Mainland China 86
(Special Telephone Numbers: Police 110; Fire 119; Emergency 120.)
Mobile (cell) phone covered in the entire area, Internet access can be provided at most of the hotels and the internet bars and café. International calls accessible at all hotels.
If you are travelling from Hongkong and in need of full internet access please browse the website for router rental service to use in the country.
YOUR CHINA TOUR ARRANGEMENTS
All land arrangements within China are solely at the discretion of our land operators who control the final scheduling of sightseeing programs based on current situation of the day or period like weather, traffic condition etc…….
Those situations are not under our control and cannot be held responsible for sudden changes.
Terms & Conditions are based on our website : www.f56.com/Terms&Conditions.pdf
HEALTH INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING ( FOR TRAVELLERS FROM HONGKONG )
It’s absolutely essential to have adequate travel insurance covered, especially for the purposes of flight cancellation, delay or any other incidental cases occurred during the trip and to enjoy the journey with a peaceful mind.