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Tour Overview

Taoism is the native religion in China. And nearby Xian there are many Taoist temples and mountains. In ancient times, many Taoists spent years living in temples and mountains to study and practice Tao. Xian Taoist Culture Day tour covering Chongyang Palace and Louguantai is designed for tourists who have a great interest in Chinese native religions. Taoism has a great influence on every aspect of Chinese life, from politics to everyday life. It teaches people to live with nature harmoniously, lead a simple honest life, let things take their own course, etc. This tour will take you to learn more about Taoism.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and serenity of two revered ancient Taoist sites near Xi’an – Chongyang Palace and Louguantai.
2. Appreciate the beauty of traditional Chinese architecture and understand the local agricultural culture.
3. Learn about Chinese Taoist culture at Louguantai, the earliest sacred site of Taoism in China.

 

Meet your friendly guide and skilled driver in the lobby of your downtown hotel at 8:30 am. Ensure you have your camera, comfortable walking shoes, and an adventurous spirit as you embark on a day filled with Taoist culture and scenic wonders.

Board a comfortable vehicle and begin your journey to Huxian County to explore the renowned Chongyang Palace. Located just 10 km away from Xian, this influential Taoist temple was constructed by the esteemed Taoist Master Wang Chongyang. Along the way, your guide will share fascinating insights into the history and significance of Chongyang Palace. Arrive at Chongyang Palace and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of this ancient Taoist temple. Explore the intricately designed halls, pavilions, and lush gardens while learning about the teachings of Taoism. Your guide will provide captivating stories about the temple’s past, making this a truly enriching cultural experience.

Indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, offering authentic flavors of the region. Take a break to savor the culinary delights and recharge for the afternoon adventures.

Chongyang Palace in Xian
Chongyang Palace in Huxian County Xian

Resume your journey as you head towards Louguantai, located in Zhouzhi County. This area holds great historical significance as the earliest holy place of Chinese Taoism. During the drive, enjoy the picturesque countryside scenery, dotted with traditional villages and beautiful landscapes. Arrive at Louguantai and delve into the Taoist culture that permeates this sacred site. Explore the ancient temples, meditation caves, and Taoist hermitages that contribute to the rich Chinese spirituality. Your guide will share stories of the sages and mystics who once roamed these hallowed grounds.

As the sun begins to set, bid farewell to Louguantai and embark on the journey back to your hotel. Reflect on the day’s discoveries and the beauty of Taoist culture. Your guide and driver will ensure a comfortable and safe return to your downtown hotel, concluding a day filled with cultural insights and natural wonders.

Xian Louguantai
The Statue of Laozi in Louguantai

 

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets
  • Private transfer in 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 in your group

Price excludes

  • Meals
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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