- Approximately 50 minutes’ drive from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport
- 15 minutes’ walk from the Xi’an Railway Station
- 5 minutes’ walk to the South Gate (Yongning Gate) of the City Wall
- 15 minutes’ walk to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower
- Approximately 40 minutes’ drive to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Just five minutes by foot from Grand Park Xian is the South Gate (Yongning Gate) of Xi’an’s City Wall, the most time-honoured and magnificent one among all the city gates. Stroll along the brick-encrusted ancient fortification and admire the panoramic scenery of the city. At night, take a leisurely stroll along the illuminated city wall and enjoy Xi’an from a different vantage point.
Those looking for some retail therapy will not be disappointed with the multitude of choices ranging from high end mega malls to long avenues lined with souvenir stalls and shops. These are all within the city centre and merely a leisurely 15 minutes’ stroll from this luxury hotel in Xian. Bargain your way through as you go through the plethora of Xi’an souvenirs that include small copies of terracotta warriors, wood-carved Buddhas and dragons, Tang Tricolored Pottery, handmade paper cut (one of the most important arts form in Xi’an) and other kinds of folk art.
A trip to Xi’an, however isn’t just about going back in time. Come nightfall, you will find streets and buildings bathed in vibrant lights, a reminder that this is a city moving with the times. In particular, the 1000-year Big Wild Goose Pagoda just 15 minutes away from the hotel lends itself as a spectacularly-lit backdrop to Asia’s biggest musical fountain show that takes place nightly at the huge square. Join in the excitement as locals and visitors dart through the dancing laser lights and water sprays.
With relics that trace back to the First Emperor of China and an impressive myriad of World Heritage sites, Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province, is a mecca for history and culture buffs and a captivating destination for any traveller.
Discover the hidden gems of Xi’an, the first of China’s Four Great Ancient Capitals. Xi’an is also the starting point of the legendary Silk Road connecting China with the Middle East and Europe.
Today, the famed Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses stands testament of Xi’an’s legacy as the first of China’s four ancient seats of power, long before Beijing became the country’s modern capital. Marvel at the massive archeological collection of life-sized statues of warriors and horses, frozen in time in battle formation. After which, proceed to the nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum to learn more about the Qin Dynasty emperor who unified China.
Be captivated by the romance between the Tang Emperor and Lady Yang – one of the four beauties of ancient China, at the nearby Huaqing Hot Spring, a famous imperial bathing pool with picturesque gardens.
It might not be a well-known fact, but Xi’an has one of the largest Muslim populations in China. The Grand Mosque is famous as the very first mosque ever to be built in China and for its perfect mixture of Islamic and Chinese architecture styles with seating for 1,000 worshipers.
Relish in the savoury Shaanxi cuisine, noted for its elaborate preparation of ordinary ingredients. The best place to sample Xi’an’s local delights such as Beef or Mutton Paomo and Dumpling Banquet is at Muslim Street, one of the notable food streets in Xi’an. Visit the fascinating Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the 130,000 pieces of precious relics in the Little Wild Goose Pagoda which will surely take your breath away. Relive the opulence of the past in The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show with its vibrant and extravagant costumes and settings.
The more adventurous can attempt to conquer the precipitous Mt. Huashan, extolled as one of China’s five sacred mountains and known for its spectacular natural splendour viewed from all directions.