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Last Update: 17th November 2019
What are the 10 Best Things To Do In Xi’an In December?
Sometimes it snows a little in Xi’an in December. Maybe, it will snows at the end of December in Xi’an. No matter what the weather is like, it is much colder in December than in November. Xi’an is an old historic and cultural city in China and even around the world. So, what are the things to do in Xi’an in December?

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1. Terracotta Warriors Museum

Whatever the weather is like couldn’t make the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang closed to the public. As one of the must-visit spots in Xi’an, the museum offers rare precious terracotta warriors, horses and chariots forming the battle formations to study. If you are unfamiliar with the history during the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC) and the Qin Dynasty (221 BC – 207 BC), it is strongly recommended that you take a local guide to interpretate the related history, which will let your visit become more meaningful.

2. Xi’an City Wall

As it is very cold in Xi’an in December and if you want to stay in the hotel at night, you could explore the Old City Wall during the daytime. There are 3 options to visit it. One is to ride a bike, one is to take the shuttle bus and the last one is to walk around it. If you would like to appreciate the most beautiful views of it, the best time is at night.

3. Bell and Drum Tower

The Bell and Drum Towers are situated around 20-minute-walk from the Old City Wall. Therefore, you could explore the towers following the wall. Both of the towers feature the Ming (1368 – 1644) style. Many drums are on display at the Drum Tower. The classic chime performance is regularly on at the tower as well. Many visitors think the best time to visit them is at night as both of them are decorated with colorful lights.


4. Muslim Quarter

After visiting the Old City Wall and the Bell and Drum Towers, you may be a little tired. The Muslim Quarter which is within 10 minutes walk from the Bell Tower could let you refresh yourself with the authentic local snacks, such as Rougamo, Paomo and Liangpi and the Muslim food. There is no doubt that it is a paradise for foodies.

5. Gao Grand Courtyard

Hidden in the Muslim Quarter, the Gao Grand Courtyard in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1912) styles offers more exquisite wooden carvings on the doors and windows than its kind at the courtyards in Beijing and Qiao’s Grand Courtyard (Qiao’s Compound) in Shanxi. In addition, the courtyard offers the exciting shadow play and the local Shaanxi Opera to appreciate.


6. Great Mosque of Xi’an
The Great Mosque of Xi’an is situated in the Muslim Quarter as well. It is more popular among foreigners than among Chinese visitors. Unlike other mosques, the mosque features the Tang style to experience. The mosque consisting of 4 courtyards, you will find a large screen wall with fine brick carvings and a colorful caisson ceiling at the main hall which is formed by the Arabic characters.

7. Shaanxi History Museum
The façade featuring the style in the Tang Dynasty Shanxi History Museum is filled with precious cultural relics telling the long history of Xi’an in their own ways. You could be amazed at the old terracotta from the Qin to the Qing Dynasties, ancient bronze ware, old building materials from the Zhou (1056 BC – 256 BC) to the Qing Dynasties and other old items, such as jewelry, old coins, stone, wooden, and jade carvings.

8. Tang Paradise
In December, the Tang Paradise is less crowded with tourists due to the cold weather. In the theme park, you will find buildings in the Tang style. Maybe, the buildings and decorations there could let you feel that you are back into the Tang Dynasty. Sometimes, from the afternoon on, different shows in the Tang style will be put on. If the weather is so bad, they could be cancelled. However, you also can enjoy the classic show at Fengming Jiutian Theater. In addition, the park offers the largest water screen film to admire at night.

9. Banpo Site Museum
If you are interested in the ancient culture of the Yangshuo Culture of matriarchy during the Neolithic Age, the Banpo Site Museum is good for you. The ancient cultural relics, including stone knives, axes, shovels, and bone needles, painted pottery, and much more are well preserved. In addition, you could study the ruins of old tombs and houses during the period of time.

10. Forest of Stone Steles Museum
The Forest of Stone Steles Museum is the oldest forest of stone steles in China with the most well-known steles. The museum is ideal for those who are keen on the classic Chinese calligraphy. The stone steles include sinology, such as “the Book of Changes”, “the Book of Songs”, and the “Analects of Confucius”. What’s more, the museum offers the works by famous calligraphers including Su Shi (1037 – 1101), Huang Tingjian (1045 – 1105), and Mi Fu (1051 – 1107).



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