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Tour Overview

As an ancient capital of 13 dynasties, Xian has a long history and rich culture. There are so many reasons to visit this amazing city. It has something for absolutely everyone. From the ancient City Wall to the sacred Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the unique Great Mosque to the lively Muslim Street, you will fall deeper and deeper in love with Xian on this tour. Our professional guide will take good care of you throughout the tour, explain the stories of these sites in detail, and answer all of your questions. Pick this tour to get to know Xian and have a great memory of this city.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Discover the top highlights of downtown Xi’an with an insightful guide including the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Ancient City Wall, the Great Mosque, and the Muslim Quarter.
2. Stroll through the tranquil garden surrounding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which was originally built to preserve the Buddhist scriptures and statues that Xuanzang brought from India during the Tang Dynasty.
3. Take a leisurely walk down Muslim Street and taste some local distinctive snacks.
4. Pay a visit to the Great Mosque, a major spot for religious activities among Muslims in Xi’an.

 

Commencing at 09:00, our guide and driver will rendezvous with you at your downtown hotel to embark on a fascinating journey. Our initial destination is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, constructed in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to enshrine the sutras and Buddha statues brought to China from India by Xuanzang. Today, the pagoda is surrounded by a spacious garden, providing a serene setting for leisurely walks. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of this architectural marvel, appreciating the cultural exchange between China and India during the Tang Dynasty. As we traverse the grounds, the pagoda’s legacy unfolds, offering a captivating glimpse into the intersection of religion, history, and nature.

Continuing our journey, the next stop is the Ancient City Wall, an expansive and exceptionally well-preserved ancient military defense system, ranking among the world’s largest. Offering a wealth of historical, military, and architectural insights into the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it serves as a treasure trove for enthusiasts and scholars alike. For an interactive experience, visitors have the option to bike along the top of the City Wall, immersing themselves in the panoramic views of the city and its historical landscape. This ancient fortification not only stands as a testament to Ming Dynasty prowess but also invites exploration, providing a unique perspective on the confluence of military strategy and architectural marvels.

Xian City Wall Bike Riding
Bike Riding on the Xian City Wall

Following lunch, explore the Great Mosque, a significant religious center for Xi’an’s Muslim community. Distinguished by its architectural fusion, the mosque seamlessly integrates traditional Chinese elements, evident in the design featuring Chinese pavilions adorned with painted beams and intricately engraved ridgepoles. At last, take a leisurely stroll along Muslim Street, where you can indulge in the delightful flavors of local snacks if desired (expenses on your own). Savor the unique blend of cultural diversity and gastronomic delights, creating a memorable conclusion to your exploration of Xi’an’s rich heritage.

At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.

The Great Mosque Xian
The Great Mosque in Xian

 

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $115 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

  • Entrance fees
  • Chinese style lunch
  • 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

  • Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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