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Tour Overview

On this one-day private tour from Xian, you will venture to the awe-inspiring Famen Temple and Qianling Mausoleum. Your expert guide will unveil the tales of China’s sole female Empress, offering profound insights. Delve into the rich history as you explore the unearthed cultural relics, each with a heritage spanning over a millennium. This immersive journey allows you to connect with the ancient city’s heritage, providing a deeper understanding of its cultural and historical significance.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Listen to the legendary story of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history, and admire the unearthed cultural relics dating back more than 1,000 years.
2. Visit the finger bone of Shakyamuni Buddha at a royal temple from the Tang Dynasty and learn how Buddhist culture flourished here.


After breakfast, begin your day by immersing in the profound history and spiritual ambiance of Famen Temple. Nestled about 120 km west of Xian, this illustrious Buddhist temple is renowned for housing one of the Buddha’s finger bones, a sacred relic that attracts pilgrims and tourists alike.

As you step onto the temple grounds, marvel at the architectural splendor that dates back to the Eastern Han Dynasty. Famen Temple’s significance transcends time, having been a revered place of worship for over 1,700 years. Explore the intricacies of the temple’s structures, adorned with stunning carvings and surrounded by lush gardens. Your knowledgeable guide will unravel the spiritual and historical tapestry of Famen Temple, offering insights into its role in shaping Chinese Buddhism.

It’s time for lunch. As you reach your lunch spot, your guide will offer suggestions for local eateries, ensuring you get a taste of the region’s culinary delights. Lunch will be at your own expense, providing you with the flexibility to choose a dining experience that suits your preferences.

Xian Famen Temple
Famen Temple

After a satisfying lunch, your journey continues with a visit to the Qianling Mausoleum, an impressive Tang Dynasty tomb site located in Qian County. Explore the historical significance of this ancient burial ground, characterized by its grand architecture and rich cultural artifacts. Spend an hour delving into the stories and legends that surround this historical site. Following the exploration of the Qianling Mausoleum, your adventure takes you to the Tomb of Princess Yong Tai. This captivating site offers a unique glimpse into the lives of royalty during the Tang Dynasty. Admire the intricate details of the tomb and listen as your guide shares tales of the princess’s life and legacy.

As the afternoon sun begins to set, your driver and guide will accompany you on a comfortable journey back to your downtown hotel. Reflect on the day’s cultural immersion and historical discoveries as you travel through the scenic landscapes.

Qianling Mausoleum Xian
Qianling Mausoleum


Tour Price ($=USD)

From $158 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

  • 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

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Meals
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