Xian Travel tips
Useful information about Xian
Population: about 8.2 million
Area: about 9,983 sq kilometers
Area code: 029
Zip code: 710000
Toilet facilities: most toilet facilities in emporiums, shopping centers, supermarkets, stations and scenic spots are free. The other will charge no more than 0.5 Yuan.
Banks: Shaanxi Branch of Bank of China offers money changing service.
Shaanxi Branch of Bank of China Address: 21, Xianning Xi Lu, Xian
Xian Branch of Bank of China Address: 38, Juhuayuan, Beilin Qu, Xian
Nanshaomen Subbranch of Xian Branch of Bank of China Address: 91, Youyi Dong Lu, Beilin Qu, Xian
Post office: (Opening Hours: 8:30-18:00)
City Center: Bell Tower Post Office, Northeast corner of Bell Tower Square
South Suburb: Xiao Zhai Branch, No.3 Xiao Zhai Xi Lu North Suburb: Bei Guan Branch, No.18 Bei Guan Zheng Jie
Internet bar: tourists can easily find internet bars near colleges or universities, usually it costs you 1 - 2 Yuan per hour, but those with better facilities and faster connection speeds may cost more.
Jiaoda Branch of Hong Shulin Internet bars: Address: 2/F, Zonghe Lou, Jiaoda Shichang, Xianning Xi Lu, Xian
Xiao Mayi Internet Club: Address: 2/F, Seastar Supermarket, southwest corner of Wenyi Lu crossing
Fire: 119 Traffic: 122 Ambulance: 120 Police: 110
<<<People's Hospital of Shaanxi Province (Shaanxi Sheng Renmin Yiyuan)
Address: 214, Youyi Lu, Xian
Tel: (029) 85251331
<<<No. 2 College Affiliated to Xian Medical Unviersity (Xian Yike Daxue Di'er Fushu Yiyuan)
Address: 36, Xi Wu Lu, Xian
Tel: (029) 87273634
Xian First Aid Center
Address: 24, Jiefang Lu, Xian
Tel: (029) 87427504
Zip code Inquiry: 184 Taxi Complain: 88624509
Mayor's Hotline: 87295170 Xian Tourists Complain: 87630166
Shaanxi Tourists Complain: 85261437 Consumption Complain: 12315
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114 Public Buses Complain: 16801315
China Mobile Customer Hotline: 1860 China Unicom Customer Hotline: 1001
China Telecom Customer Hotline: 10000
<<<Xin Hua Book Store
Address: 377, Dong Dajie (100 meters away from Bell Tower)
<<<Shaanxi Foreign Language Book Store
Address:.349, Dong Dajie (500 meters from Bell tower)
<<<Xian Jiaotong University
Address: 28, Xianning Xi Lu, Xian
<<<Northwestern Polytechnical University
Address: 127, Youyi Xi Lu, Xian
Address: 229, Taibai Bei Lu, Xian
Xian International Studies University
Address: 437, Chang'an Nan Lu, Xian
When to Go
Xian is situated in the southern part of the Guan Zhong Plain in Shaanxi province, with the Qinling Mountains to the north and the Weihe River to the south. It is in a warm temperate zone, and has a continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons; Xian is hot and wet in summer, dry and seldom snowy in winter and is prone to extended spells of rain in spring and autumn.
The temperature during spring, (March to May) increases rapidly, but is prone to fluctuation. The average temperature in March is 7.9C, rising to 14.1C in April and 19.4C in May. A quarter of the area's annual rainfall occurs in spring, however with the pleasant temperature, gentle breezes and warm sunshine it is a good time of year for outdoor activities and traveling.
Summer in Xian (June to August) becomes both hot and humid. Xian is one of the major cities of the whole country with the hottest month of the year being July, with the highest average temperature being 32C and the maximum temperature often above 40C. The oppressive heat can be difficult to bear, but this is tempered by the fact that it is also the rainy season. This time of year has 8 to 11 rainy days monthly - half of Xian annual rainfall occurs during the summer.
Xian also experiences a fair amount of precipitation during autumn, (September to November). The early autumn period is cool and can be overcast, late autumn is usually fine. Winter (December to February) is dry and cold with a little snow. The coldest month is January, with an average temperature of 0C. All in all, spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons during the year for traveling here.
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