Combining the ancient history of Xi'an and China together with the local traditions, this tour lead you to Shaanxi History Museum, Terracotta Warriors Museum and the Ancient City Wall for a time travel, and then takes an experience of the local life by touring to Donghan Village for learning paper cutting and to Gao's Courtyard for watching shadow puppet play. Also a dive into the local Muslim culture at the Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque.
Time travel with Shaanxi History Museum, Terracotta Warriors Museum and Ancient City Wall
Experience local life at Donghan Vilalge, Muslim Quarter & the Great Mosque
Interesting activities including learning paper cuttings and watching shadow play
|Today's Activities|| Greetings from Xi'an! Upon your arrival, our local guide will meet you at the airport/ train station and take you to your hotel for checking in and a brief rest. After lunch, begin your Xi'an tour!
Your first encounter is the Shaanxi History Museum, which has already prepared for you a thick history book to read with its collection of over 300,000 ancient articles from the Bronze Age to the modern time. A great feast to your knowledge. (Visit: about 1 hour)
Followed up is the Ancient City Wall. This great rampart is 12 meters high and 15 meters wide in the upper part. You can take a leisure stroll on top and hold the city into your eyes. It's the best preserved of its kind in China and a witness of the long long history of Xi'an and China.
|Today's Activities|| Terracotta Warriors is without doubt the top choice for your Xi'an tour. You may have seen them on TV or in pictures, but have you imagine what kind of feeling will it be when facing to thousands of terracotta warriors? Endured over 2,200 years, these life-like terracotta soldiers still stand in their position of guarding the Emperor Qin Shihuang. History carried by these silent guards is surely worth your reading. Lunch will be served at the Friendship Restaurant inside the Scenic Area.
In the afternoon you will turn to a local village - Donghan Village, which is about 30km southwest away from Xi'an downtown and known for its folk arts of painting and paper cutting. Simple and natural, the Donghan paintings and paper cuttings are with themes close to ordinary life and usually convey auspicious wishes. Now you have the chance to join and learn!
|Today's Activities|| After breakfast, enjoy your morning at the lovely Small Wild Goose Pagoda - tranquil environemnt, exquisite Buddhist buildings, and the grand old bell... It's also a popular relaxing place of the local people.
Then move to the Muslim Quarter, the main gathering place of the local Muslim community and also a center of exotic shops and savory restaurants. You can go either shopping or feast your mouth or both!
The core of this community is the Great Mosque, and it's also the most sacred place. It features a great mixed architecture of Chinese and Muslim styles. You may happen to meet with some Muslim followers coming for worship.
Another wonderful place in the Muslim Quarter is the Gao's Courtyard, a traditional Chinese courtyard dwelling of the successful Gao Family. You will enjoy the old house, furniture and living articles here as well as an interesting Shadow Puppet Play with traditional music.
Later of the day you will be escorted to the airport/train station for your next destination. Wish you a nice journey.
|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)|