We stayed for two days (excluding what we call ‘on-our-way-days’) in Xian. One day we visited the impressive Terracotta Army, the other day we explored the city itself.
Inspiration for a 24-hour trip in Xian:
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: 14km. You can also hike half of it; from the North Gate to the South Gate for example.
The Hui Quarter is the Chinese Muslim neighborhood. It’s the perfect place for souvenir shopping and finger licking lunch. There are tons of street food stalls that offer njummie traditional food.
Go to see the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower, stroll the four main streets of Xian (North, East, South and West Street), and get lost in small side streets to discover hidden gems.