1. Night tour with impressive view of the City Wall, Foody Street and more.
2. Essential sites of Xian covering Terracotta Army, Muslim Street, Great Mosque, Gao Family Courtyard
3. Pottery making experience at traditional cave dwellings.
4. Cultural sites of Guanzhong Folk Art Museum, Xiangji Temple and Stele Museum.
We will greet you at the flight(train) arrival holding a sign of your name. After check-in and laying out your towel, we go out for dinner and a night tour. Night view of Xian is particularly impressive with all the ancient architectures lightened and the foody street warmed up. This special experience will cover the City Wall, Foody Street and more depending on your own interests of Xian.
After breakfast, we meet at hotel lobby around 8:30am and visit the most popular site in Xian today. The Terracotta Army is large number of figures buried 2km in front of the Emperor Qinshihuang's Tomb in east of Xian. In 1979, local farmers discovered this site and surprised the whole world. Now in the museum, visitors can view 1,868 unearthed terracotta warriors and chariots that have been restored to their former glory as well as a digging site where the craftsman restoring the broken pieces. As part of the park, we will also pay a brief stop at Qinshihuang’s Tomb.
Lunch will be at cave house nearby. The traditional cave dwellings are rare to see in this area now. We can also experience pottery making here. With the instruction of potters working there, you can create your own Terracotta figures. It takes around 40 minutes from start to finish.
Later, we drive back to the city and have a brief stop at Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an important Buddhist structure of Xian city. If lucky, it is possible to see a music fountain show at the front square.
For Chinese culture lovers, the sights we go today are truly rewarded. Guanzhong Folk Art Museum is a non-government owned museum. The owner displays his collections of art and culture items, entire old buildings from countryside. Each has a long history and beautifully re-assembled in the museum. We also spend a short time at Xiangji Temple in the suburb of Xian. It is a very peaceful and influential Buddhist Temple built 1,200 years ago.
In the afternoon, we back to the city and visit Forest of Stone Steles Museum where you can learn more about Chinese calligraphy. More than 11,000 cultural relics from Tang, Han and successive dynasties are on display here including large number of stone steles. 154 of them are national treasures.
Today we pay a visit to the central parts that is circled by the Ancient City Wall. Walk through the Muslim Street, which is a must-see place for Xian tour. It consists of a couple of streets and home to more than 60 thousand Hui Minority people. The street is well known for diverse food, ancient architectures, traditional mosques and rich culture of Hui People. The Great Mosque hidden in the street is a perfect mixture of Islamic and Chinese architecture styles with seating for 1,000 worshipers. Another gem is the Gao Family Courtyard. It is the 400-year old courtyard has 86 rooms and of which 56 rooms are open to the public displaying calligraphy and paintings of celebrities, old photos, porcelains and tourist souvenirs. The shadow play performed here is another surprise for visitors.
Tips: Check out of your hotel before the tour start as almost of the hotel requires checkout before 12pm.
All sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
Ground transfers with air-conditioned vehicle (car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group)
Lunches (as specific) at local restaurants with a cup of soft drink per meal.
Hotel accommodations with breakfast (based on double occupancy).
Local licensed & experienced English-speaking guide.
Accident insurance during your travel in China.
Flight to and from China.
Tips to driver and tour guide.
15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.
2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.
Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
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