In a prime position between the Grand Mosque and the Drum Tower, Xian Wenyuan Hotel is flanked by Xian’s most noteworthy sites. Surrounded by centuries-old architecture, this property occupies one of the most enviable pieces of real estate in Xian, a moment’s walk from the Bell Tower and right beside Muslim Street. Across the road, shuttles from the airport stop regularly and taxis are in plentiful supply for trips to the Terracotta Army or the Wild Goose Pagodas. In contrast to its classic, lantern-adorned facade, accommodation at the Wen Yuan is modern and of an international standard including western breakfasts, internet access and a ticket booking desk. Both a Chinese and a western restaurant can be found onsite, but with the endless dining opportunities on Muslim Street and downtown Xian right on the doorstep, it would not be considered imprudent to eat out every night.