It is not difficult to get around in Xi'an. Buses run frequently, linking most attractions, and they are generally less daunting and more reliable than the buses in the big cities like Beijing and Shanghai. There are also smaller and more crowded minibuses available. Taxis are plentiful and easy to find but visitors should ensure that the metre is switched on as drivers can tend to overcharge with 'fixed rates.' As in most Chinese cities, hiring a bicycle is also a popular option, although one should be careful on the busy streets. Bicycles are best for the more touristy areas and for taking a ride along the city wall.
The best way to see the city, or at least parts of the city, is to walk. Xi'an is easy to negotiate on foot as it is relatively small and compact. It is also a generally safe city which makes walking a more viable option. If walking is not your thing and you have only short distances to cover then there are also tuk-tuks available in the city. Tuk-tuks are covered wagons connected to motorcycles and they are cheaper than taxis. Make sure that you bargain with drivers before getting in so that they don't overcharge you.
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