Things To Do In Xian In September – Visiting Xian In September + What to do!
Last Update: 17th November 2019
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Xi’an In September?
The weather in Xi’an in September is great for visiting. It is a little cool in September there. With fewer Chinese domestic tourists in this month, you could get a comfortable experience during your tour in Xi’an as September is the first month of the schooling year in China. Let’s see the things to do in Xi’an in September.
- Great Mosque of Xi’an
It was said that the Great Mosque of Xi’an was originally built in 742. The mosque is mainly composed of 4 courtyards with the style in the Tang Dynasty (618 -907). It features a large screen wall with bricks’ carving in the first courtyard, one memorial archway in the middle of the second courtyard, and fine carvings on the doors and windows.
- Xi’an City Wall
It is good to explore the Old City Wall which has witnessed the history of Xi’an for hundreds of years during the sunset. The wall is covered with golden sunlight, and it is not hot in the late afternoon. You could do some cycling on the wall, or just visit it with your feet. The night views there are stunning as well.
- Terracotta Warriors Museum
Do you want to experience the shocking momentum of the warriors in the Warring States Period (475 BC – 221 BC) during your stay in Xi’an? Let us explore the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang. The terracotta warriors and horses similar to the sizes of human beings there make for the battle formation which will offer you a clue to the military strategy during the period of time.
- Muslim Quarter
The Muslim Quarter within 30 minutes walk from the Old City Wall offers you a variety of food, such as beef or lamb Paomo, Rougamo, Liangpi, Hu maeuntang and much more and the Muslim food. It also features 10 big and small mosques to discover.
- Gao Grand Courtyard
The Gao Grand Courtyard, Xi’an is hidden in the Muslim Quarter. It has 86 rooms 65 rooms of which are opened to the public. In the style of the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1912) Dynasties, it features shadow plays, paper cuttings, exquisite carvings and old furniture and so on to enjoy. If you are lucky enough, you could be able to appreciate the Shanxi Opera.
- Tang Paradise
Tang Paradise presents the music, dancing and singing, diet, tea, folk custom, buildings, and female culture in the Tang Dynasty. If you are interested, you could admire the shows at Fengming Jiutian Theater and watch the largest water screen film there. In addition, different types of shows demonstrating the Tang Culture are regularly put on in the theme park.
- Huaqing Palace
If you study the history of the Tang Dynasty, the Huaqing Palace with the Li Mountain as a background is a good option to you. It is dotted with the ruins of the buildings from the Zhou Dynasty (1056 BC – 256 BC) to the Tang Dynasty. If you enjoy hiking, you could also discover the Li Mountain with various types of trees and wild flowers.
- Hua Mountain (Huashan)
Hua Mountain is very popular among those who enjoy adventures and like to challenge themselves. It is considered to be one of the most dangerous mountains in China. The most popular spot there is the 0.5-meter-wide Sky Walk on the cliff. In addition, it is home to rare plants. In September, it is decorated with colorful leaves.
- 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
Bell and Drum Towers are also popular among the visitors to Xi’an. Originally built in the early-Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), both of the towers are ranked as the largest of its kind in China. If you’d like to visit them, you are required to get the combo ticket for them. Many visitors think it more valuable to enjoy the façade at night.