Xi'an welcomes 16 million tourists during Spring Festival
en.xa.gov.cn     Updated: 2019-02-11

The series of activities “Spring Festival in Xi’an Most Cultural and Traditional” was well received both at home and abroad during the Spring Festival. 

Xi’an has become a hot tourist city in terms of tourist numbers and revenue, both of which hit historical records this year. Xi’an welcomed a total of 16,524 tourists during the 2019 Spring Festival, a year-on-year growth of 30.16 per cent, and gained tourism revenue 14.48 billion yuan, up 40.35 per cent over 2018.   

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Xi’an has become a hot tourist city in terms of tourist numbers and revenue, both of which hit historical records this year. [Photo provided to en.xa.gov.cn]

Xi’an held a number of attractive activities to celebrate the traditional Chinese festival, casting the city’s New Year in a most Chinese style. During the festival, there were no major tourism safety incidents or complaints in Xi'an.

The key tourist resorts in Xi’an saw historical highs in guest numbers. The modern Chinatown of the Great Tang All Day Mall received almost four million tourists, a year-on-year growth of 235.59 per cent; the Dayan Tower cultural and leisure scenic spot received 940,000 tourists, a growth of 71.53 per cent; and the Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum Site Museum received 384,700 tourists, 4.64 per cent more than last year. Other sites such as the Wall scenic spot, Shanxi History Museum, and the Forest of Stone Steles Museum were also popular, enjoying yearly growth ranging from 4.73 to 19.30 per cent.

The districts and counties as well as tourist resorts in Xi’an held a number of activities based on local customs, including festive lantern shows, temple fairs, Shehuo performances, Qinqiang operas and so on, offering audio-visual delights to domestic and overseas tourists.

The open scenic spots, parks and characteristic blocks also brought in a number of tourists. For example, Beiyuanmen Street received 2.6 million tourists; Bailucang scenic area was visited by 1.1 million people and Yongxingfang tourist site attracted one million.