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Xian is the capital of Shaanxi province, located in the southern part of the Guanzhong Plain. It is surrounded by water and hills, with the Qinling Mountains to the south and the Weihe River to the north. 

Xian is home to many museums and relics and it is because of its cultural and historical significance that the Shaanxi Province has been referred to as a 'Natural History Museum'. Here you will find the Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and even Xian's City Wall is of historical importance being the largest and most intact castle from the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).  The natural landscape around Xian is also marvellous, with views of Mt.Huashan, one of the five best-known mountains in China.

Gastronomes will not be disappointed here as Xian has been praised as 'the capital of table delicacies'.  A vast array of cuisine is on offer including specialities such as the delicious Shaanxi snack, Guangdong and Sischuan Cuisine.

Experience Xian travel and tours with Abercrombie & Kent to have an unforgettable and highly personalised holiday to China.


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Travel on our Luxury Small Group Journey China and the Yangtze on select departures in May, June and September as a solo traveller for £6,350 (normal price: £7330). Must be booked by the 31st May. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

A Hosted Journey - The Ancient Silk Road

Nights: 9 | from £6,395pp

The ancient Silk Road was a network of overland trade routes that linked China with the Mediterranean. For a thousand years or so, merchants made the... Find out more

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Classic Tibet

Nights: 10 | from £4,945pp

Tibet feels like a real-life Shangri-La, a time-warp realm hid-den in the Himalaya and swirled by incense and an air of mystery. In ten days you can explore... Find out more

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Wings Over China

Nights: 11 | from £23,330pp

From the timeless Great Wall near Beijing to the modern Hong Kong skyline, immerse yourself in the essence of China, exploring vibrant Shanghai, picturesque... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Landscapes of Yunnan

Nights: 11 | from £4,735pp

Get under the skin of the beautiful mountainous province of Yunnan on this 11 night itinerary which uncovers the province’s key sights and cultural highlights. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Family China

Nights: 13 | from £4,995pp

Six dynamic cities, a dramatic river cruise and heaps of fun – this supremely child-friendly journey showcases the culture and variety of China, with... Find out more

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Hilton Xian

More than 3000 years old, the ancient Chinese city of Xi'an is a history buffs dream. Topping the list of sights in and around the city are the Terracotta... Find out more

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Shangri-La Hotel Xian

The only deluxe hotel located in the Gaoxin hi-tech development zone, the Shangri-La Hotel brings modern luxury and legendary Shangri-La hospitality to... Find out more

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Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian

 The Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel is set on the former Imperial Palace grounds in the heart of Xian, a Chinese town shrouded in ancient history.... Find out more

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Beijing to Bangkok

Nights: 18 | from £6,250pp

Uncover Asia’s rich tapestry of varying cultures and dynasties. From the ancient and modern wonders of China’s frenetic cities to the scenic beauty of... Find out more

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While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.

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