Xianyang, a prefecture-level city in Shaanxi, is located in the hinterland of Shaanxi Province. Xianyang City has the Weishui River cutting through its south, leans on Zongshan Mountain, and borders the provincial capital city, Xi'an, to the south, and Gansu Province to the north. It is the first stop of the ancient Silk Road and a national level historical and cultural city.
Chinese Name: 咸阳市 (xián yáng shì)
Area: 10,213 square kilometers (3,943 square miles)
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Qindu, Weicheng); 10 counties (Sanyuan, Jingyang, Qianxian, Liquan, Yongshou, Changwu, Xunyi, Chunhua, Wugong); 1 county-level city (Xingping)
History of Xianyang
Xianyang is an ancient capital. The first feudal dynasty in Chinese history, the Qin Dynasty, made it the capital city and planted the seeds of its impressive history. Historically, it once served as the capital for thirteen dynasties, leaving a legacy of twenty-seven tombs of emperors and hundreds of graves of imperial household members.
Location: Xianyang is located in the central part of Shaanxi Province, It is about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of Xian with the Weihe River immediately to the south.
Physical Features: The northern part of the city is situated on the Loess Plateau, while the south is a part of the Weihe Plain. In general, the terrain gradually falls away from the north to the south.
What to see in Xianyang?
As an ancient capital city of China, Xiangyang was a stop on the Silk Road in ancient times. Nowadays, It is a medium model city, a first-grade open city as well as national historical and a cultural city. It is featured by the folk-custom tourism with yellow earth culture, such as paper-cutting, shadow figures, local snacks, custom village, and orchard etc. Therefore it is famous for this custom tour programs around the world. Here we list Top Xianyang Attractions.
|Qianling Mausoleum||Yangling Mausoleum of Han||Yuanjia Village|
| Zhaoling Mausoleum||Maoling Mausoleum||Prince Yide's Tomb|
| Princess Yongtai's Tomb|| Binxian Grand Buddha Temple|| Sanyuan City God Temple|
When to visit Xianyang?
The area of Xianyang has a warm temperate continental monsoon climate which features a chilly winter and torrid summer. Overcast and rainy days are most frequent in summer and autumn. Extreme heat may sear the city in summer causing high temperature of Xianyang weather in excess of 40C (104F). Visitors can choose any time to visit the place. However, avoiding the height of summer and the middle of winter is recommended.
How to get to Xianyang?
1. Xian Xianyang International Airport is 13 kilometers northeast of downtown area, operating flights to over sixty cities at home and abroad. There are six airport bus lines departing daily from the pick-up points in Xian and Xianyang.
2. Visitors can take Bus No.59, which shuttles between them. In addition, the Xianyang Bus Station is on Xilan Lu, in Qindu District, where bus services operate for other cities and counties inside the province. The West Bus Station in Xian has buses running to the city departing as soon as the buses are full.
Xianyang Travel Tips
Special Local Products: Xifeng Liquor, Huanggui Thick Wine (Huang Gui Chou Jiu), Amber Candy (Hu Po Tang), and embroidery.
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