Welcome to Xī'ān
Once the terminus of the Silk Road and a melting pot of cultures and religions, as well as home to emperors, courtesans, poets, monks, merchants and warriors, the glory days of Xī’ān (西安; pronounced 'see-an') may have ended in the early 10th century, but a considerable amount of ancient Cháng’ān, the former city, survives behind the often roaring, modern city. Xī’ān’s Ming-era city walls remain intact, vendors of... Read More
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Terracotta Warriors Essential Full Day Tour from Xi'an
The Terracotta Army in Xi’an was created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb and to protect him in the afterlife. It is estimated that there are more than 7,000 life-sized terracotta figures and horses buried in the mausoleum, and you can see this spectacular site on this full-day tour! The museum complex features extensive exhibits, artifacts and a movie of the rich history of the site.After your visit to the Terracotta Warriors site, enjoy a traditional Chinese style lunch. Then, you'll head to the site of the Banpo ruins. Dating back about 6,000 years, Banpo was a typical Neolithic matriarchal community. At that time, the Banpo people used tools made primarily of wood and stone. Women, the crucial labor force, were responsible for making pottery, spinning, and raising the family while the men fished. These ruins of a Banpo village was discovered in 1953, when 45 houses, six pottery kilns, 200 storage pits, 250 adult's tombs and children's burial jars, and 10,000 tools and utensils were unearthed.
Xi'an Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Show
Your evening experience in Xi'an begins with a feast of local dumplings, nearly 20 varieties that are steamed and stuffed with a delicious assortment of vegetables, meats and seafood. But the banquet is only the prelude to another feast for the senses. You'll experience the local color and pageantry of the Tang Dynasty Show. The performance showcases the music, dance and colorful costumes that have graced the region for centuries. The dinner and entertainment lasts for two and half hours and will fill a memorable evening in the walled city.
Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall
This full-day guided tour of Xi’an begins with a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum for a cultural and historical overview of the province, dating back to the great Emperor Qing. Travel to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist temple built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty, which served as a holding place for religious texts and holy figurines that were brought to China from India. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious Chinese lunch before visiting one of the oldest existing Chinese city walls. The walls form a circumference of nearly 9 miles (14km), and each side has a gateway beyond which stand three massive towers. Learn about how the corners of the wall feature a watchtower that was used for defense against intruders.Continue your sightseeing tour to the Great Mosque. First constructed in the Tang Dynasty, the mosque adheres to traditional Chinese architectural style, and its grounds were expanded in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties to include extensive pavilions, platforms and halls.After your full-day guided tour, sit back, relax and enjoy a comfortable drive back to your hotel.
Xi'an Shuttle Transfer: Airport to Hotel Roundtrip
You will be met at Xi'an Airport after you clear airport customs and driven directly to the Xi'an hotel. Singles, couples or groups, your ground transportation needs can all be covered by this airport shuttle service. Upon your return transfer simple meet your driver at a prearranged time in the foyer of your hotel to be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. The service offers the experience of veteran drivers, with a minimum three years professional driving experience.
Xi'an Highlights Day Tour: Terracotta Warriors and City Sightseeing
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century and it is a destination you should never miss during your visit to China. The State Council authorized to build it into a museum on site in 1975 and the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses has become the most popular landmark in Xi'an. It has put Xi'an on the map for world travelers and was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages.In the morning, our tour guide and driver will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel at 9:00 am. Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. You will be shocked by the scale of this underground army and the life-sized soldiers and horses with vivid expressions. Lunch will be on your own arrangement and our guide will recommend some local specialties to you.In the afternoon, the most flexible tour options for Xian City sightseeing are available, you can discuss with tour guide about these options, of which you may have two based on your interest and time, the guide will also give you suggestion based on the traffic condition and time. Sightseeing Options: City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum (Closed on Monday), Square of Bell & Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque. After the tour is concluded, we will drive you back to your hotel.
Xi'an Private Day Tour: Terracotta Warriors and City Wall
Xi'an can be easily accessed by overnight trains or flights from Beijing, Shanghai and other cities. You are suggested to reach Xi'an in the early morning before 09:00am to ensure sufficient time for the itinerary. Your private guide and driver will meet you at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Xi'an Railway Station, or your local hotel. It takes one hour to arrive at Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Your guide will accompany you to visit the three pits in the museum and the selected collections at the affiliated exhibition hall. The whole visit usually takes around two and half hours. Lunch is not included, but the tour guide can make come recommendations for a casual lunch near the museum. Then it takes one hour to take you downtown to visit the ancient City Wall. If feel interested you can go cycling on the wall. Then if time permits, your trip will be extended to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was originally built in 707 AD of the Tang Dynasty and used to preserve the rare Buddhist materials brought back from India. Finally you will be dropped off at the airport, railway station, or your hotel in Xi'an. Your pleasant one day trip comes to the end.