This tour combining imperial mausoleum and holy Buddhist land well, is a good option for people who look for a deeper exploration to Xian’s history, culture and religion after they have been to those all-known sites like Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It takes you to visit the sacred Buddhist place Famen Temple where the priceless Sarira of Sakyamuni Buddha is stored and explore the mysterious underground exhibition hall of Hanyangling Mausoleum where you will feel like traveling through the time. Just pick this tour to appreciate profound Chinese culture and splendid history with a professional team.
2. Admire the priceless Sarira of Gautama Buddha (Sakyamuni) at the Famen Temple and learn about what makes the temple a Buddhist shrine.
3. A glimpse into the legendary history of Emperor Jing, the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, and a visit to his majestic co-burial tomb.
Your day begins with a delightful morning pick-up by our tour guide and skilled driver at your downtown hotel. Prepare for a spiritual journey as we head towards the Famen Temple, a revered Buddhist sanctuary located at Famen Town, just 10 km north of Fufeng County in Baoji City. The temple is a significant pilgrimage site, renowned for housing the finger bone relic of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. Explore the exquisite architecture, serene courtyards, and cultural treasures within the temple complex. Don’t forget to make a wish at the iconic Pagoda of Famen Temple, which stands tall and proud against the skyline.
After absorbing the spiritual vibes of Famen Temple, it’s time to satisfy your appetite with a delicious lunch. You have the flexibility to choose from a variety of local restaurants, and our guide will be happy to provide recommendations based on your culinary preferences. Lunch expenses are on your own.
Following a delightful lunch, our journey continues to the Hanyangling Mausoleum, the final resting place shared by Jingdi, the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, and his Empress Wang. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of this ancient burial site, which features unique underground chambers housing thousands of life-sized terracotta figurines, representing the court and military personnel of the Han Dynasty. Gain insights into the fascinating funerary practices of this era as you stroll through the well-preserved archaeological site.
As the afternoon draws to a close, our guide and driver will escort you back to your downtown hotel, concluding a day filled with cultural exploration and historical marvels.
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
- Private transfer in an air-conditioned car
- Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
- One bottle of mineral water per person
- This tour is only for you and your party. No other travelers will join your group
- Personal expense
- Gratuities (recommended)