"Antiseptic Gel is a Must" Xi'an Packing List Tip by jcsleal

Xi'an What to Pack: 11 reviews and 7 photos

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I don't have much to add to the comments already posted.
BUT, consider keeping some antiseptic gel to clean your hands before eating. I haven't seen restaurants with soap available. And people are always handling cash (western credit cards are not accepted in 99.5% of the stores).

Miscellaneous: As I've mentioned, consider bringing cash, instead of relying on your credit cards. Visa/Mastercard/Amex are not accepted in most of Xi'an stores, markets or restaurants. Traveller Checks are a lot safer and can be exchanged at any Bank of China branch.

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2009
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