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Xi'an— 11 nights
Birthplace of Chinese Civilization
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.Attractions like Tang Paradise and Lewa Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Xi'an's surroundings by going to Huayin (Mountain Huashan Plank Trail & Mount Huashan) and Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate the long history of Drum Tower (Gulou), take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Bell Tower, and don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter.
For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Xi'an day trip planner.
If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiport is Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Xi'an
Huayin, Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an, Qujiang Cool Cave park
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