Visiting Touring & Getting around SNNU

Campus Map

Check for the 3D maps of  Yanta and Chang’an campus

Directions (Getting To and Getting  Around Shaanxi Normal University)


    The  Xi’an Xianyang International Airport is about 47km from downtown Xi’an city.  The airport shuttle bus will take you to downtown Xi’an in about an hour for  RMB26 yuan and the taxi fare is about RMB100 yuan.

     Airport  Inquiry Number: +86 (29) 88796997



    The  Yanta Campus of our university is conveniently located in the Yanta District  in the southern outskirts of Xi’an city by its north-south axis, with many  bus routes and the Metro Line No. 2 passing by.

     The Chang’an Campus is  located in the Chang’an District in the south suburb of Xi’an city and is  about 11km from the Yanta Campus. The two campuses are linked by Bus Route 600 and 616. Most of these public transport tools can be accessed using the  Chang’antong Public Transportation Card. Inter-campus shuttle service is also  available.

METRO  TRAIN (Underground)


    The  Xi’an Metro Line 2 runs from Beikezhan (North Railway Station) to the  Huizhanzhongxin (Convention Center) and the west gate of Yanta campus of our  university is between its two stops, Weiyijie (Weiyi Street) on the north and  Huizhanzhongxin on the south.


     Bus  Routes K19, 44, 215, 217, 229, 239, 323, 408, 504, 527, 704, 600, 603, K600,  K616 and K631 serve Yanta Campus and its neighborhood.

     Routes 321, 322, 4-08,  4-11, 4-12, 4-16, 4-22, 600, K600, K616 and 906 serve Chang’an Campus. The  usual fare of most of these buses is RMB 1 or 2 yuan.



     The  University provides a shuttle bus service for the convenience of faculty,  staff and students for them to commute between two campuses.

     The fare is RMB 3 yuan and you can use  either the Campus Card or pay in cash.

     Learn  more for the Campus Shuttle Schedule (in Chinese).


     Priority  is given to faculty and staff who can board the shuttle bus at the Yanta  campus’s parking lot. Students and visitors can board the bus from the stop  opposite the west gate of Yanta campus when there are still vacant seats.

     Shuttle  bus fare per ride: RMB 3 yuan, Campus Card acceptable.

Explore Xi’an City

Explore  Xi’an City

Xi'an is one of the  oldest cities in China, with a history of more than 3,100 years. This eternal  city is a living history book which records all the significant changes of  the country. Called Chang'an before the Ming Dynasty, Xi'an is one of the  birthplaces of the ancient civilization in the Yellow River Basin area of the  country. Xi’an used to be the capital city of 11 dynasties such as Western  Zhou (11th century BC - 771 BC), Qin (221 BC - 206 BC), Western Han (206 BC -  24 AD) and Tang (618 - 907). Xi'an is also the eastern terminus of the Silk  Road and home to the Terracotta Warriors.

Xi'an is the capital of  Shaanxi province, located in the southern part of the Guanzhong Plain. With  the Qinling Mountains to the south and the Weihe River to the north, it is in  a favorable geographical location surrounded by water and hills. It has a semi-moist  monsoon climate and there is a clear distinction between the four seasons.  Except the colder winter, any season is relatively suitable for traveling.



Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses

The cultural and  historical significance of the area, as well as the abundant relics and  sites, help Xi’an enjoy the laudatory title of 'Natural History Museum'. The  Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses is praised as 'the eighth major  miracle of the world', the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang is listed on  the World Heritage List, and the City Wall of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)  is the largest and most intact Ming Dynasty castle in the world. In the city,  there is the 3,000 year old Banpo Village Remains from the Neolithic Age  (approximately from 8000 BC to 5000 BC), and the Forest of Stone Steles that  holds 3,000 stone steles of different periods from the Han Dynasty to the  Qing Dynasty. Around Xi'an, the Famen Temple enjoys the reputation of being  the 'forefather of pagodas and temples in Central Shaanxi', because it holds  the finger bones of Sakyamuni -- the founder of Buddhism. The natural  landscape around Xian is also marvelous. Mt. Huashan, one of the five  best-known mountains in China, is famous for its breath-taking cliffs and its  unique characteristics.

Traditional downtown  Xi'an refers to the area encircled by the city wall, this has now been  expanded to encompass the area within the Second Ring Road (Er' huan Lu). The  Bell Tower is the geographical center of Xi'an and the four main streets are  respectively Dongdajie, Xidajie, Nandajie and Beidajie which are also the  main commercial streets. Xiaozhai, the busiest commercial area is in the  southern part of the city and is popular with both youths and students since  many universities are located here. Shuyuanmen and t Luomashi are must-visit  pedestrian streets in the city. Xi'an is also famous for its quantity of universities  and colleges throughout China. The old campuses of many colleges and  universities are massed in the southern suburb of Xi'an, but most have  established new campuses in far southern suburb - Chang'an District due to  the lack of space within the city.

City  Wall

As tourist development  grows in Xi'an, the hotel industry flourishes more and more. It is very easy  to find a hotel in Xi'an, ranging from 5 star hotels to youth hostels. Of  course, it will be any traveler's first choice to stay in the city center due  to the superior geographical location and the convenient transportation.

Praised as 'the capital  of table delicacies', Xi'an has been rich in the delicious Shaanxi snacks,  delicate Guangdong Cuisine, various kinds of fashionable foreign delicacies,  and popular Sichuan Cuisine such as the hot pot. Among all the delicacies,  the most famous and popular one is the Muslim Snack Street. Xi'an is the most  important city in northwest China, and so there are a lot of shopping outlets  for locals and tourists alike. There are many big shopping centers,  department stores and supermarkets in and around Xi'an city - the biggest and  most comprehensive being Kaiyuan Shopping Mall and Century Ginwa Shopping  Mall.

The night life in Xi'an  has a unique glamour. Traditional ways include enjoying the night scenery  around the Bell Tower, taking part in a Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, strolling  on the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square and watching the music fountain  performance. More modern and fashionable ways include singing in the KTV,  hanging out in a bar, or dancing in a Disco. All in all, any experience in  this ancient city will bring you fun and possibly a little surprise!

Find out more about Xi’an city at:

http://en1.xian-tourism.com/ and/or