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Xi’an Old Capital Trail Tour

  • Destination

    Xian

  • Trip duration

    3 days, 2 nights

  • Price

    From 3300 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Apr. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020

  • Min/Max travelers

    2

  • Transport

    Van

  • Accommodation

    5* hotel Bed & Breakfast

Found along the cities surrounding plains is one of Xi’an’s most famous treasures, the famed Bingmayong (Terra Cotta Army). An army of thousands of life-size, hand-molded Terra Cotta figures buried with China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has become an international symbol of China’s history. Other sites of interest in the city include the Little Wild Goose Pagoda, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Temple of Great Good Will, all constructed during the Tang dynasty.

In the 14th century, the Ming Dynasty renewed the city with a newly built city wall surrounding the old city and the historic Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. This period also saw the town renamed to Xi’an, or “Western Peace.” Within the city walls, the bustling downtown streets present a feast for your eyes and your stomach, and when night falls, the narrow alleys of the Muslim Quarter come to life with merchants of all types. The Great Mosque, founded in 742 is reminiscent of a period when the city was a melting pot of religions and culture.

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Day 1

Day 1

After your arrival in Xian, you will be greeted by an English-speaking local guide who will take you on your trails through the ancient city. Next, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda inside Jianfu Temple, about one kilometer south of Xi'an city. It is one of the two famous Buddhist pagodas erected in the Tang Dynasty about 1300 years ago. During your visit, you will have the chance to witness a Calligraphy performance.

Accommodation

Grand Mercure Xian Renmin Square 5* Classic Room

Day 2

Day 2

In the morning you will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will set off on your excursion to the Terracotta Army where you will meet with an archaeologist and learn more about the history of these famous statues in Chinese history. Next, you will venture back into the city to visit the hub of the Muslim community in Xi'an City, the Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque and Bazaar. The quarter covers several blocks populated by over 20,000 Muslims. There are about ten mosques in the area of Muslim Street, among which the Great Mosque in the Huajue Lane is the most famous and popular.

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

Grand Mercure Xian Renmin Square 5* Classic Room

Day 3

Day 3

After you fuel up on breakfast you will visit Xian's city wall. The City Wall that spans 13.7 kilometers (8.5 miles), is the most complete city wall that has persisted in China, it is also one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Once your explorations on the City Wall are completed you will get ready for your transfer to the train station.

Food

Breakfast

Xi'an is one of the four major ancient civilization capitals of the world.

Xi'an is one of the four major ancient civilization capitals of the world.

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