Xi’an was the second stop on our 6-week journey in China. We stayed for two days: the first day we visited the impressive Terracotta Army, the other day we explored the city of Xi’an itself.
Rent a bike and cycle the ancient City Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fortifications are one of the oldest and best-preserved Chinese city walls. Don’t underestimate its length: 14 km. You can also hike half of it, from the North to the South Gate for example.
The Hui Quarter is the Chinese Muslim neighbourhood. It’s the perfect place for souvenir shopping and finger licking lunch. There are tons of street food stalls that offer superb traditional food.
Go see the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower, stroll the four main streets of Xi’an (North, East, South and West Street), and get lost in tiny side streets to discover hidden gems.