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Tour Overview

Discover the heart of Xian on a one-day tour using efficient public transport. Begin at the ancient City Wall, a testament to the city’s rich history, offering panoramic views of its evolution. Journey to the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of Tang Dynasty architecture and Buddhist heritage. Immerse yourself in the cultural treasures of Shaanxi at the History Museum. This carefully curated itinerary ensures a seamless exploration of Xian’s historical and architectural wonders, all easily accessible through the city’s public transportation system.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Ascend the ancient City Wall, relishing expansive views that unveil Xian’s rich history and modernity in one breathtaking panorama.
2. Navigate public transport to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic Tang Dynasty structure, housing ancient Buddhist relics and offering a serene escape.
3. Utilize efficient public transport to reach the Shaanxi History Museum, immersing yourself in the region’s cultural legacy through its vast collection of artifacts and exhibits.

 

After your breakfast please meet the guide in the hotel at 09:00. Today you will visit the three most highlight sites in the downtown city. The first stop is the 600-year-old Xi’an City Wall. It is the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. As you ascend the ancient City Wall, relish in the breathtaking views of the cityscape. The wall, adorned with watchtowers and battlements, offers a glimpse into China’s rich history. Optionally, feel the wind in your hair as you cycle atop the wall, an experience that combines exercise with historical immersion. Then you will take a bus or Metro to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a structure that stands as a symbol of ancient Xi’an. Built during the Tang Dynasty, this pagoda served as a repository for Buddhist scriptures brought back from India by the monk Xuanzang. Its architecture, characterized by intricate carvings and soaring height, reflects the cultural exchange between China and India.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian
Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xuanzang

Lunch will be at your own expense (feel free to ask your guide for recommendations)

After lunch on your own, you will take a bus or walk to visit Shaanxi History Museum. The entire building is in the architectural features of the Tang Dynasty. It is a treasure of the cultural heritage of Shaanxi Province and shows the development of the Chinese civilization. Inside the Museum, explore the diverse collection of artifacts, ranging from ancient pottery to intricately carved sculptures. Your guide will offer context and historical background, enriching your understanding of China’s vibrant past.

Lastly, you will be escorted back to your hotel by 18:00.

Shaanxi History Museum in Xian
Tri colored glazed potteries of the Tang Dynasty in Shaanxi History Museum

Kind notice:

* Nearby Big Wild Goose Pagoda there are many local restaurants and several western fast food restaurants. You may have lunch there.
* The tour cost excludes the public transfer fee. Please bring some change on the touring day. Like 1-yuan, 5-yuan, and 10-yuan. 1-yuan is used when taking the bus, and CNY 5 is used when taking the metro. With the help of our guide, you will buy the bus ticket and Metro ticket on your own.
* Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
* In the evening, you could optionally enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show and Dumpling Dinner.

 

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $63 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • Entrance ticket
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private tour for your group

Price excludes

  • Lunch
  • Transfer fee
  • Tang Dynasty Show and dumpling dinner
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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