With supreme bullet train, excurse to Xian famous for its rich historic and cultural heritage for 2 days. En route you will visit signature attractions such as Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, and what should never be skipped, Terracotta Warriors and Horses. With train tickets, accommodation and guide service included, all you need to do is: enjoy your time!
Day 1In the morning, arrange your way to the railway station and take bullet train G653 (07:46-13:48) from Beijing West Station to Xian North Station. Upon your arrival at Xian station, meet with your tour guide and start your afternoon exploration in Xian.First you will enjoy a hour in Xian Ancient City Wall. This imposing ancient city wall is well worth exploring by either strolling on or cycling around which take about 30 minutes. Continue to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. With just a little extra pay, you can ascend to the top of the pagoda for a high up view of the city.At around 4:00PM, you will reach Xian Great Mosque, the largest mosque in local Muslim community. The time-honored structure of the mosque will be of great interest to history and architecture hobbyists. In adjacent is Xian Drum and Bell Tower with conspicuous height and structure. The finale of the afternoon will be Muslim Quarter nearby. It is more than a window of local Muslim life, but a paradise of halal delicacies and alluring handcrafts.At around 6:00PM, head to your hotel Citadines Central Xi’an (4 star, https://goo.gl/DRU2aG). Have a sound night. Day 2Today you will visit Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village. Late in the afternoon, take bullet train back to Beijing via G90(18:22-22:48).In the morning, check out the hotel and with your guide set out for Banpo Neolithic Village, about three miles away from Xian downtown. This archaeological site exhibits a large amount of artifacts and relics of the Neolithic settlement.Then you will be on to Terracotta Warriors and Horses, “World’s Eighth Great Wonder”. This massive underground ditch houses numerous life-size terracotta figures of soldiers in Qin Dynasty. This manifestation of ancient kingdom’s authority and funeral arts has explain well why is most sought among all other sites in Xian. Bring home some miniature terracotta soldier figures in the Terra-Cotta Replication Factory.