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Guests of the Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian have much to explore in the city of Xian, one of the oldest cities in China and the ancient seat of power for 13 dynasties. Cultural travelers will find a lot to pique their interest, from the old walls that surround the city, which are the largest and most complete of their kind, to the Muslim Quarter, which is a great way to experience the culture and heritage of the Hui people. As one of China’s larger cities, Xian is easily accessible and is serviced by Xianyang International Airport.

Nearest Airport

Xianyang International Airport (XIY): 45 km/28 mi, 45 minutes

Hotel Address

317 Dong Xin Street, Xian

China 710004

Historic Hotels Worldwide Recommended Points of Interest

  • Daming Palace National Heritage Park

    Daming Palace National Heritage Park

    Take a step back in time at the Daming Palace National Heritage Park, a grand complex dating back to the Tang Dynasty where seventeen emperors orchestrated affairs of state.

  • Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

    Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum

    Come face to face with the unflinching warriors of the Terracotta Army, a massive collection of sculptures dating back to the late 200s BCE, which were conscripted to protect Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, in the afterlife.

  • Fortifications Of Xi'an

    Fortifications of Xi'an

    Go for a stroll or a bike ride around the ancient city wall of Xi'an, the only military fortification of its kind in China to still stand as an unbroken rectangular circuit.

  • Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

    Discover Xi'an's iconic Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, a seven-story Tang Dynasty-style pagoda constructed by monk Xuanzang, the inspiration behind Chinese novel Journey to the West, to hold Buddhist sutras.

  • Great Mosque Of Xi'an

    Great Mosque of Xi'an

    Admire the fusion of Chinese and Islamic architecture at the Great Mosque, the country's oldest mosque, which gazes west towards Mecca rather than south like other East Asian temples.

  • Lou Guan Tai Temple

    Lou Guan Tai Temple

    Enjoy some peace and serenity at the Lou Guan Tai Temple, the Taoist temple said to be the place where Laozi composed the Tao Te Ching.

  • Mount Huashan

    Mount Huashan

    Take a hike (or a cable car ride) up Mount Huashan, a precipitous peak considered one of China's five sacred mountains and the site of several influential Taoist temples.

  • Shaanxi History Museum

    Shaanxi History Museum

    Explore the region's ancient history at the Shaanxi History Museum, which boasts a collection of more than 370,000 items, including 600 murals, other paintings, coins, pottery, and more.

  • Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    Gaze up in awe at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda that has been standing proud since the Tang dynasty. 

  • Stele Forest (Beilin Stone Museum)

    Stele Forest (Beilin Stone Museum)

    Marvel at the collection of 3,000 steles and sculptures, the biggest of its kind in China, at the Stele Forest, which has been curating pieces since 1087.

  • Xi'an Bell Tower

    Xi'an Bell Tower

    Admire Xi'an's Bell Tower, which was constructed during the Ming Dynasty in 1384 to alert the city of an impending attack and stands tall as the biggest and best-preserved tower of its kind in China. 

  • Xi'an Drum Tower

    Xi'an Drum Tower

    Walk through a piece of Xi'an history at the Drum Tower, which was once used to mark the time or signal an emergency during the Yuan dynasty and, today houses a drum exhibit and musical performances.

  • Xi'an Muslim Quarter

    Xi'an Muslim Quarter

    Try a taste of Xi'an's rich Islamic history in the Muslim Quarter, a neighborhood home to incredible street food and the city's Muslim community since the Tang Dynasty, between the years 618 and 907.