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Tour Overview

Daming Palace had an area of about 3.2 square kilometers, almost 4.5 times as large as the Forbidden City. This most magnificent palace complex of Tang Empire was reduced to ruins in the last years of the Tang Dynasty. It witnessed the ups and downs of the empire. This tour will take you to explore this palace and have a deep understanding of the Tang Dynasty. You will also have experience of digging like archaeologists and making a piece of pottery. This tour is an ideal option for families with kids. We really hope you and your family have a great time in Xian and we will be very happy if we can do anything for you.

Highlights of this tour:

1. In-depth exploration of the most magnificent palace complexes of the Tang Dynasty.
2. Interesting experience of digging like archaeologists (only for kids) and making a piece of pottery by yourself.
3. Enjoy an amazing 3D movie, Legend of the Daming Palace which relates a love story arising from a piece of the exquisite ancient mural.


Upon your request, our guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel at 9:00 am or 13:00 pm and take you to Daming Palace to have the experience of a lifetime.

Daming Palace, a profound symbol of the Tang Dynasty’s political prowess, once stood as the pinnacle of its reign from 634 onwards. This grandiose structure served as the administrative hub for 17 emperors, shaping the course of state affairs for over two centuries. Renowned as the “peak of Chinese palace architecture,” its extensive layout left an indelible mark, influencing the iconic design of the Forbidden City and leaving a lasting impact on palaces in other Asian nations like Japan and Korea. Tragically, the palace succumbed to destruction during the late Tang Dynasty’s turbulent wars. The current iteration meticulously replicates the original Daming Palace. Recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, this recreation stands as a cherished testament to Chinese heritage, resonating across the globe. Explore the legacy of Daming Palace, a tangible link to the splendor of the Tang Dynasty, and witness its enduring impact on architectural history.

Xian Daming Palace
Daming Palace

You will enjoy an IMAX 3D movie, “Legend of the Daming Palace,” which unfolds a poignant love story inspired by an exquisite ancient mural. Transported to the splendor of the Tang era, your guide will unveil tales of this dynastic epoch through the exploration of unearthed relics within the museum. Delve into the lesser-known narratives of the Tang Dynasty as you embark on a journey through history. Additionally, youngsters can partake in engaging activities such as digging, rubbing, and pottery-making at the Archaeological Discovery Center, offering an interactive experience that brings the past to life through hands-on creation.

If a meal option is selected, you will savor a hearty Chinese-style lunch or dinner. After all the activities, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel in a comfortable van, and you just sit back and relax.

Pottery-Making in Xian
Experience Pottery Making

Price includes

  • Private transfer in air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Daming Palace
  • Battery car between museums
  • One bottle of mineral water per person
  • One meal as lunch or dinner, if option selected
  • Road toll, parking fee & gas

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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