One day’s time walks you through a series of historical “footprints” of Xian. To see what has been preserved behind the roaring modern city by visiting Shaanxi History Museum and other historic ruins. Feel the fusion of cultures in Muslim Quarter. Meals and transfers included.
If you are a history and culture aholic, you will find lots of interesting things in xian, a city of 3,000 years history, the trace of history and culture fusion scatters: from every single piece of brick on Ancient City Wall, in the sutras treasure in Big Wild Goose Pagoda, through narrow alleys in Muslim Quarter. While in Shaanxi History Museum, you will not only touch the history, but also get some glimpses of how people today treat history.
At 8:30, get picked up from your hotel lobby by your tour guide. The whole morning you will visit
Shaanxi History Museum. The abundant antique inside the museum will guide you surf along the river of history. This museum is listed as top 3 best museums in China. Xian was the capital of Central Kingdom for a long time in history.
In the afternoon, you will visit one of Xian’s symbol,
Ancient City Wall. Its long history dated back to Ming Dynasty. It is the longest city wall left in China.
Then move to
Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This emblem of Xian is actually situated in a temple, which means you will also have the chance to appreciate the scenery surrounding the pagoda.
Next, you will visit Xian's
Great Mosque. This largest mosque in local Muslim community manifests an important perspective of local Muslim culture. Not far you will find the Bell and Drum Tower. This building complex, a time indicator and information transmitter in the past, now stands as a distinct landmark of Xian.
Spend some time in the old
Muslim Quarter and the nearby
Drum Tower and Bell Tower Square.
At around 17:00, transfer back to your hotel.