Take both culture immersion and funny activities in Xi'an, one of the ancient capitals of China. The world renowned Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum await you to dive into the profound Chinese history, while activities like DIY terracotta models, cycling on City Wall and enjoying a Shadow Puppet Play will surely leave you a memory of fun & joy.
Visit the mysterious Terracotta Warriors
DIY terracotta models & Cycling on Ancient City Wall
Enjoy interesting folk drama Shadow Puppet Play at Gao's Courtyard
|Today's Activities|| Arrive at Xi'an, this ancient capital of China. Our local guide will pick you up at the airport/ train station and then take you to your reserved hotel for checking in and a short rest. After lunch, head for the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Have you ever heard of Monkey King and Journey to the West? This great epic novel is inspired by Hierarch Xuanzang, who contributed to the Buddhist culture development of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is built in 652 A.D. on the premises of the Temple of Da Ci'en (Great Maternal Grace). Now the Pagoda holds sutras and figurines of the Buddha which were brought to China from India by Hierarch Xuanzang, who is mostly known for his 16-years pilgrimage to India for the Buddhist culture.
Night Activity Recommendations: Night market at Muslim Quarter, Music Fountain at the Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. (Not included in this tour package.)
|Today's Activities|| Begin your morning by taking a visit to Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which stands 43.4m (142ft) high in 13 stories. It's such a quiet place than other attractions of the city that many local people choose here to do some morning exercise or just a leisure stroll. You may join them to get a refreshing start of the day. (Visit: about 1 hour)
Followed up is the top attraction of the city - Terracotta Warriors, a must-see that no one will miss! Let's explore the mystery of these ancient army troops and also the legend of their King - Qin Shihuang (First Emperor of a united China) in the Mausoleum. (Visit: 2-2.5 hours)
A speical hands-on activity today is to DIY your own models of Terracotta Warriors at Xi'an Art Ceramics & Lacquer Factory. Besides taking delight in the hand-making work, you can also have a tour around the factory and see how terracotta models are made. It will be a fantastic and ever-lasting memory of your Xi'an tour.
|Today's Activities|| Start your day with a nice breakfast, and then get up to the top of the Ancient City Wall, which was once the fortification ramparts of this ancient capital. Taking a bicycle ride along the Ancient City Wall is surely a pleasant experience to enjoy the city. (Visit: about 1.5 hours)
Then dive into the Muslim culture in the Great Mosque, which combines Chinese elements with mosque in terms of architectural features. The neighboring Muslim Quarter is the main gathering place for the local Muslim community, and various exotic shops and savory restaurants stand in a glittering array for your visit. (Visit: about 2 hours in total)
The Gao's Courtyard in this community is also an interesting place to visit. It's a traditional Chinese courtyard house built by the local successful Gao's Family. Now there still well preserves the old furniture and living articles. Moreover, a local featured Shadow Puppet Play with traditional music is displayed here for enjoyment (Visit: 1-1.5 hours).
|Today's Activities|| The last day is for a summary of the history of Xi'an & China, which is presented at the famous Shaanxi History Museum. Ancient articles far from the prehistorical times to modern times are all well preserved and clearly labeled here. Indulge yourself into this treasure strove of over 300,000 ancient items!
Later of the day you will be bidding goodbye to the charming Xi'an. Our guide will escort you to the airport/ train station for your next destination. Have a nice trip and a wonderful memory back home!
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: A local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: 3-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 3 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)|