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Hsi-an Destination Guide

Discover Hsi-an in China!

Hsi-an in the region of Shaanxi with it's 3,225,812 habitants is a town located in China - some 567 mi (or 912 km) South-West of Beijing, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Hsi-an

Local time in Hsi-an is now 01:27 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Chongqing" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Yuxia, Yaodian, Yanliang, Xianyang, Xiangfan or Lianhu. When in this area, you might want to check out Hsi-an, Yuhuazhai, Qujiang, Daminggong, Hancheng and Xinjiamiao as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Xi'an China 2009

04:17 min ( March 06, 2010 by maxbuc)
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Some footage I shot in Xi'an in December 2009

China - Xi´an

06:30 min ( October 02, 2009 by Libor Novotný)
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Xi´an (Si´an), China

Sanda- Hardcore in Xian

10:27 min ( October 20, 2007 by boodahaas)
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Kickin' it Sanda style at Zhao Chang Jun Wushu Xue Yuan. Rough and Tough!

Tang Dynasty

02:06 min ( May 03, 2010 by MadMonarchist)
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The Tang dynasty ruled China from 618 to 907 AD, reigning from the city of Xi'an, which became the largest city in the world at that time. It surpassed the Han dynasty in territorial expansion and bro...

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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Hsi-an during the next days.


The 12th International Symposium On Photonics And Optoelectronics (SOPO 2019)

Beginning: 08:30 am (08:30).
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Interesting facts about this location


Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi province, and a sub-provincial city in the People's Republic of China. One of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history, the city was known as Chang'an before the Ming Dynasty. Xi'an is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang.

More reading: Xi'an homepage
Located at 34.26, 108.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:11th-century BC establishments, 202 BC establishments, Populated places along the Silk Road, Provincial capitals in China, Sub-provincial cities in the People's Republic of China, Xi'an

Xi'an Incident

The Xi'an Incident of December 1936 was an important turning point in Chinese modern history, took place in the city of Xi'an during the Chinese Civil War between the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the insurgent Chinese Communist Party and just before the Second Sino-Japanese War.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.26, 108.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1936 in China, Chinese Civil War, History of Xi'an

Stele Forest

The Stele Forest, or Xi'an Beilin Museum, is a museum for steles and stone sculptures which is located in Xi'an, China. Founded in 1944, it was the principal museum for Shaanxi province on the site of what was formerly an 11th-century Confucius Temple. Then because of the large number of steles, it was officially renamed as the Forest of Stone Steles in 1992.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.26, 108.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Xi'an, Chinese steles, Museums in Shaanxi, Religious museums


Chang'an  listen is an ancient capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history, today known as Xi'an. Chang'an literally means "Perpetual Peace" in Classical Chinese. During the short-lived Xin Dynasty, the city was renamed "Constant Peace"; yet after its fall in AD 23, the old name was restored. By the time of the Ming Dynasty, the name was again changed to Xi'an, meaning "Western Peace", which has remained its name to the present day.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.26, 108.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Chinese capitals, History of Xi'an, Populated places along the Silk Road

Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum, which is located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 300,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 34.26, 108.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures completed in 2001, History of Imperial China, History of Shaanxi, Museums established in 1991, Museums in Xi'an