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​​​Last Update: 17th November 2019

What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Xi’an In August?
August is the hottest month in Xi’an. Although it is very hot, the number of Chinese domestic tourists there is very big as the month is also in the summer vacation. Some of the best attractions in Xi’an are good to be explored at night, such as the Old City Wall, Tang Paradise, Bell and Drum Towers Square and more. Then, what are the things to do in Xi’an in August. Let’s take a quick glimpse.

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  • Forest of Stone Steles Museum
    The Forest of Stone Steles Museum has the most stone steles in China. It is the oldest of its kind across China as well. The stone steles cover a long time span from the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 8 AD and 25 AD – 220 AD) to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912), including some inscriptions on the gravestones, fine sculptures of Buddha and much more.
  •  Xi’an City Wall
    Most of the visitors to Xi’an will explore the Old City Wall which was originally built in 1370 and completed in 1378. The city wall is some 14 kilometers, offering moats, watchtowers and other military buildings in ancient times. If you are lucky enough, you could admire the military array performance in the daytime on the wall. The sunset is amazing there as well.
  • Bell and Drum Tower Square
    The Bell and Drum Towers are situated near the Old City Wall. The Drum Tower is one of the largest and best-preserved ones in China. As one of the landmarks in Xi’an, it has dark green glazed tiles and painted walls. Standing some 200 meters from the Drum Tower, the Bell Tower features great stone carvings and an old bell called Jingyun Bell to admire.
  • Muslim Quarter
    After visiting the Old City Wall as well as the Bell and Drum Towers, you could go to the Muslim Quarter where your tongue and stomach could be fed with a variety of local delicious snacks, including Rougamo, Paomo, and Liangpi. In addition, you will find the Muslim food and around 10 mosques on the quarter.
  • Hua Mountain (Huashan)
    As the rainfall is little in Xi’an in August, the East Peak and West Peak on the Hua Mountain will offer stunning sunrise and sunset respectively. The mountain is also well-known for the Sky Walk which is 0.5 meter wide on the steep and tall cliff. On the way to the top, you could also find several old Taoist temples.
  • Terracotta Army Museum
    The Terracotta Warriors and Horses is the first world heritage site in China. The Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang offers you a chance to take a close look at the precious heritage. The battle formations in the 3 pits reflect the strategies in the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC).
  • Tang Paradise
    The Tang Paradise shows the culture in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) from music, tea, poetry, Buddhism, Taoism, buildings, folk and much more. At night, you could enjoy the largest water screen film in the world, appreciate the dancing and singing show at Fengming Jiutian Theater, and explreo exquisite sculptures and costumes there to know some about the culture during the period of time.
  •  Huaqing Palace
    With the Li Mountain as the background, Huaqing Palace is well-known for the ruins of bating for the royal family in the Tang Dynasty. It is the royal garden during the period of time. It is dotted with old trees and buildings in the Tang Dynasty. At night, you could watch the Everlasting Regret Show which tells the love story between Yang Yuhuan (719 – 765) and Emperor Tang Minghuang (685 – 762).
  • Shaanxi History Museum
    If you are interested in the history of Xi’an which was the capital of more than 10 dynasties in the ancient times, the best sight for you is Shanxi History Museum. The museum offers old coins, jewelry, building materials, porcelain, and bronze ware from the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC – 771 BC) through the Tang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). The most valuable exhibits there are the frescoes found in the royal tombs in the Tang Dynasty.
  • Banpo Site Museum
    Banpo Site Museum is a paradise for the archaeological lovers. The site is composed of a living area, an area for making pottery, and a burial area. The Yangshao Culture of matriarchy during the Neolithic Age in Xi’an features painted pottery. The museum is not popular among Chinese domestic tourists.



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