This tour is suitable for extending your stay in Xi’an with a half day. It covers one of the most distinguished history museum in China - Shaanxi History Museum and a well-preserved ancient Buddhist pagoda and temple - Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s a good way to learn more about the profound culture and history of Xi’an. If you only have limited time, this tour can’t suit you better.
This half day private tour can start in the morning at 08:30 or in the afternoon at 01:30. Please choose your preferred visiting time when you make the booking. Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel at the appointed time.
You will first visit the Shaanxi History Museum to have an overview of the thousands of years of Chinese history and the splendid ancient culture. The museum is regarded as “the pearl of ancient dynasties and the house of Chinese treasures”. It was built in 1983 and was opened to the pubic on June 20, 1991. Covering an area of 65,000 square meters, the museum is China’s first large-scale modern national museum. Then follow your tour guide to explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda standing in the Da Ci'en Temple complex. Originally built in 652AD during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was used to keep the Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. Now you may see many entertainment and relaxation facilities at the neighbourhood of the Da Ci’en Temple. The area is quite popular among the locals also, so it will be a good chance to mix with the local people.
You may stroll around the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square for a while to enjoy a relaxing time. At last, your tour guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.