Things To Do In Xian In July - Visiting Xian In July and What to do!
Last Update: 17th November 2019
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Xi'an In July?
The summer vacation for students and teachers comes into July in China. Therefore, there are always many Chinese domestic tourists in the popular destinations across China. Although it is very hot in Xi’an in July, it will be crowded with visitors in the popular spots there. Let’s see the things to do in Xi’an in July. Please remember to bring sunglasses, wear sunscreen cream and take an umbrella with you.
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No matter what month it is, the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang could be said to be the most popular sight in Xi’an. It offers the terracotta warriors and horses whose sizes are similar to those of human beings and real horses. You could be impressed by the battle formation of them in the 3 pits opened to the public.
The Tang Paradise is the first cultural theme park in China to present the situation of the Tang Dynasty (618 -907) in all domains. You could see the buildings in the Tang style, enjoy the dancing and singing show in the Tang style at the Fengming Jiutian Theater and even stay overnight at the hotel there which also features the Tang style.
The Old City Wall is always listed into the list of must-visit spots in Xi’an. In July, the best time to visit it is during the sunset. You could ride a bike, or walk around it. In addition, if it is sunny, the stunning sunset from the wall will amaze you as well. Generally speaking, it takes around 1.5 hours to explore the wall on a bike.
4. Bell and Drum Tower Square
After exploring the Old City Wall, you could wander around the Bell and Drum Towers Square at night. Originally built in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), both of the towers are the landmarks in Xi’an. In the evening, under the colorful lights, they offer the most beautiful views to admire.
After taking the breathtaking photos of the Bell and Drum Towers, you could walk to the Muslim Quarter to refresh yourself with local snacks and the Muslim food. It is well-known among locals as well as tourists in Xi’an. With delicious food in one hand, you could leave a memory with your cellphone in the other hand.
In July, it is suggested that you explore the Hua Mountain in the early morning as it will be hot at noon. Thus, you could stay overnight at one of the hotels on the mountain. The mountain is famous for its steepness. It offers the amazing sunrise on the top of East Peak and the sunset on the top of West Peak.
Huaqing Palace, Summer Palace, Old Summer Palace and Emperor Kangxi’s Summer Mountain Resort in Chengde are called “the four major royal gardens in China”. It offers the historic ruins from the Zhou Dynasty (1056 BC – 256 BC) through the Tang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912) to explore.
8. Shaanxi History Museum
Shanxi History Museum is great for those who are interested in Chinese history and culture. It has more than 1.7 million pieces of collection with a time span of over more than 1 million years. It features 600 precious frescoes discovered in the royal tombs in the Tang Dynasty, the old terracotta from the Qin Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty as well as other rare exhibits.
9. Banpo Site Museum
Banpo Site Museum is ideal for those who show strong interests in archaeology. The site covers an area of around 5 hectares. Through the exhibits, including stone knives, stone axes, stone shovels and more and the sites of ancient tombs, you could be shocked at the wisdom of the ancient people around between 5,600 and 6,700 years ago.
10. Big Wild Goose Pagoda (North Square)
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda North Square is centered on the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Within the square, you will find tens of sculptures and reliefs. It features the largest music fountain in Asia to appreciate at night. The square is very popular among locals. You may see the local elder docing the square dancing there at night.