If you travel Xi'an with your family, especially with your children, this is a highly recommended tour for you, packing knowledge and entertainment together. Cycling on the Ancient City Wall, enjoying the Chinese dumpling dinner & Tang Dynasty Show, visiting Terracotta Warriors and many other activities will be fantastic activities that bring your family closer to each other.
Visit the amazing World's 8th Wonder - Terracotta Warriors
Cycling freely on the Ancient City Wall
Interesting activities including making dumplings, Tang Dynasty Show & Shadow Puppet Play
|Today's Activities|| Upon your arrival in Xi'an, our local tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel for checking in and a brief rest. After lunch, hop on the car and start exploring Xi'an.
Your first stop is the Shaanxi History Museum, which is acquainted with its rich cultural history. In front of you are over 300,000 artifacts from prehistorical times to modern times. They are all well preserved and clearly labeled in both Chinese and English. (Visit: about 1.5hours)
Then turn to the Bell Tower, which is the center of the old town. Dating back to 1384 A.D., the Bell Tower is a representative Ming Dynasty architecture with gorgeous building style. Ascending the tower, you may see a big bell from which the tower got its name, and you can also hold the city overview into your eyes in all directions. You may also watch an Imitated Chime Bells Performance if you are lucky enought. (Visit: about 1 hour)
|Today's Activities|| Enjoy your breakfast, and then start to visit the top must-see of Xi'an - The Terracotta Warriors, World's 8th Wonder. This ancient miracle shows you the underground troops bearing the mission of guarding the Emperor Qin Shihuang and conveys the belief of afterlife. Imagine how amazing it will be when facing thousands of terracotta soldiers here! (Visit: 2-2.5 hours)
After lunch, move to the peaceful Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two cultural pagodas in Xi'an and is full of quaintness. The park surrounding the pagoda is lovely and is a wonderful place to stroll, relax and explore. (Visit: about 1 hour)
Then let's learn to make Chinese dumplings (Jiaozi) with your own hands! It's a tradition of the Chinese family to make dumplings together. Dumpling symbolizes wealth due to its shape which is similar to ancient Chinese gold or silver ingots, and thus making and eating dumplings is a wish for getting richer. This evening is surely brilliant - a dumpling feast is waiting for you together with a grand and gorgeous Tang Dynasty Performance with traditional Chinese music. Enjoy it!
|Today's Activities|| After breakfast, get relaxed on the Ancient City Wall, which is the best preserved of its kind in China. This ancient rampart is about 12 meters high and 15 meters wide in the upper part. You may free yourself while strolling or cycling on the Ancient City Wall, and listen to the history of Xi'an and China witnessed by this great rampart.
Then move to the Muslim Quarter, where the local Muslim people gather and live. You may experience the local Muslim life as well as feast yourself with abundant interesting stuff and local foods. The Great Mosque, the sacred core of this community, is a wonderful combination of Chinese and Arabic-styled architectures. It's still a place of worship for the local Muslims.
Also enjoy a lovely Shadow Puppet Show at the Gao's Courtyard, another wonderland at the Muslim Quarter. The courtyard itself is also worth visiting for its traditional local building style and the old living items kept in the house.
Later of the day you will be transferred to the airport/train station for your next destination. Farewell.
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: A local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: 2-night accommodation in Xi'an|
|Vehicle: A private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: An experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: Free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
-- This package include 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc.
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named Jiaozi, typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Rou Jia Mo, also called Chinese Hamburger, is very similar to the Western hamburger essentially, but with different cooking method.
|Chinese Dumpling Dinner||Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger)|
Customer: Mr. TeoUpdate Date: Nov.20, 2012
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