This tour is designed for tourists who want to explore more beyond Xian. As the capital city of the Qin Dynasty (221–207 BC) and an important birthplace of Qin and Han culture, Xianyang boasts 4,951 cultural relic attractions including the tombs of 28 emperors of the Han and Tang dynasties. This tour will take you to visit the Xianyang Museum and the Qianling Mausoleum shared by Emperor Gaozong and Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in ancient China. Your professional guide will accompany you throughout the tour, telling you stories of the sites and interesting Chinese history and culture. If you really have a thing for Chinese history, Xianyang is definitely worth a visit.
2. Enjoy artifacts from the Qin and Han dynasties with a history of over 2,000 years at the Xianyang Museum and learn about the historical facts of Xianyang – the former capital of Qin Dynasty.
Your friendly tour guide and driver will pick you up from your Xian downtown hotel. Prepare for an exciting day of exploring historical wonders.
Embark on a journey back in time at the Qianling Mausoleum, a Tang Dynasty tomb site located in Qian County. Built in 684, this remarkable mausoleum is the final resting place of members of the royal Li family, including Emperor Gaozong and Empress Wu Zetian, China’s first and only governing empress. Marvel at the ancient architecture and learn about the fascinating history surrounding this imperial burial ground. Continue your adventure with a visit to the Tomb of Princess Yong Tai. Delve into the rich stories and cultural significance of this royal tomb, gaining insights into the lives of the Tang Dynasty royalty. Admire the intricate details of the tomb and immerse yourself in the historical ambiance of this sacred site.
Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, take a scenic car ride to Xianyang City, one of China’s famous historic cities. Immerse in the rich cultural heritage at the Xianyang Museum, home to an extensive collection of relics dating back more than 2,000 years from the Qin and Han dynasties. Marvel at artifacts that provide a glimpse into the daily lives, art, and technology of ancient China. The museum’s knowledgeable curators will enhance your experience by sharing stories behind the exhibits, making your visit both educational and engaging.
If time permits, take a leisurely stroll along Zhongshan Street, where the Xianyang Museum is located. Enjoy the charming atmosphere of this historic street, perhaps indulging in some local snacks or browsing through traditional shops.
As the day comes to a close, your driver and tour guide will transfer you back to your Xian downtown hotel.