Catch the real Xi'an with these highlights - Muslim culture & lifestyle in the Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarter, Chinese ancient history at the Terracotta Warriors Museum, Shaanxi History Museum and Hanyangling Museum, and cycling on the great architectural art - Ancient City Wall...
Encounter with the fantastic Terracotta Warriors
Discover the harmonious getting-along of Chinese traditional culture and Muslim culture
Read Xi'an and China's history at Shaanxi History Museum and Hanyangling Museum
Cycling on the Ancient City Wall
|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. The morning is for your rest and preparation for the Xi'an tour.
You visits today start after lunch. Xi'an is a city with a tolerant mind in religious culture - here you will find the harmonious getting-along of Buddhist culture and Muslim culture. Muslim Quater, the main gathering place of the local Muslim community, offers a wide range of exotic shops and savory restaurants. Go shopping or taste the local featured foods as you have at least 1 hour free time here!
The most sacred part in this community is without doubt the Great Mosque, featuring a great mixed architecture of Chinese and Arabic styles. You may happen to meet with some Muslim followers coming for worship.
Night Activity Recommendation: Night Market at the Muslim Quarter, Music Fountain at Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square
|Today's Activities|| Enjoy your breakfast, and hop on the car heading for the core of Xi'an tour - Terracotta Warriors! Thousands of life-like terracotta soldiers stand in lines, just like waiting for your inspection. It would be much more astonishing than you jsut watch them on TV or pictures. Grand and solemn, but can you hear their voices behind the silence, telling you their sacred mission of guarding the Emperor Qin Shihuang through over 2,200 years? The 2-hour visit is only too short for you to read them. Lunch is at the Friendship Restaurant inside the Scenic Area.
In the afternoon you will indulge into the profound history of China and Xi'an at the Shaanxi History Museum. Over 300,000 items, from the Bronze Age to the modern time, it's really a treasure stove here.
Then spend about 1.5 hours for cycling on the Ancient City Wall (Circumvallation), the best preserved of this kind in China. The rampart is 12m high, with the upper part of 15m width. Riding freely along the City Wall and feeling the wind passing by is surely a wonderful choice to experience Xi'an.
|Today's Activities|| Hanyangling, the joint mausoleum of Emperor Jingdi (a wise emperor of the Western Han Dynasty who brings a golden era to the country) and his empress, is at your visit list today. You will come to know something about the ancient burial customs and civilization of the Han Dynasty.
Later of the day you will be escorted to the airport/ train station for departure. 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)|