Book a flight to Xian, also known as Xi’an, situated in central-northwest China. Known to be one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation, it is the site of the legendary Terracotta Warriors. To start your trip rested, relaxed and ready to enjoy this fascinating city, choose Xiamen Airlines for your flights to Xian.
Sightseeing in Xian
You will be amazed at the large collection of terracotta warriors and horses, sculpted in a life-like battle formation and commissioned to guard the Emperor Qin Shi Huang in his afterlife. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly a must-see! Stop by the delightfully named Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an important holy site for Buddhists. Legend has it that one day, while monks prayed for food, a goose dropped to the ground from a passing flock. They then decided to establish the pagoda on that very spot. Originally built in 652 during the Tang dynasty, the Pagoda stands in the Da Ci’en Temple complex with two lions guarding the gate.
Meander through the narrow streets of the large Muslim Quarter and sample some of the delicious snacks. Try a ‘roujiamo’, a hamburger with baked leavened bread and shredded braised meat, as well as ‘yángròu pàomó’, mutton stew that is crumbled into unleavened bread. There are many other flavoursome and sweet delights to enjoy as you explore the area too.
For a friendly arrival in this ancient city, book your Xian flights with Xiamen Airlines today.