Xian Day Tours

Xian Half-day Daming Palace Tour with Pottery Making

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.

Tour Highlights:
* In-depth exploration of the most magnificent palace complexes of the Tang Dynasty.
* Interesting experience of digging like archaeologists (only for kids) and making a piece of pottery by yourself.
* 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 an experience of a lifetime.

Daming Palace was once the political center and symbol of the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). It was built in the year of 634 and served as a palace for 17 emperors to handle state affairs for more than 200 years. The palace of a large scale and complete layout was called the “peak of Chinese palace architecture” and greatly influenced the design of the famous Forbidden City and even palaces in Asian countries such as Japan and Korea. Unfortunately, it was ruined in the wars in the late Tang Dynasty. The current palace was duplicated according to the original palace. It has become a world cultural heritage site and is cherished by the whole world.

Daming Palace

You will enjoy an IMAX 3D movie Legend of the Daming Palace which relates a love story arising from a piece of exquisite ancient mural and will bring you back to the glorious days of the Tang Dynasty. Your guide will lead you to appreciate the unearthed relics in the museum and uncover the stories of the Tang Dynasty you may have never heard of. You will also try digging (only for kids), rubbing and pottery making in Archaeological Discovery Center to experience the fun of making something by yourself.

If 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.


Tour Price Per Person

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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)

Booking Method

Step 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours. Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking. Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us! Email: [email protected] Cellphone number: +86 18792910029 WhatsApp / Wechat ID: 008618792910029 Facebook: @xianholidaystravelagency

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The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices.

If you have already got an ideal hotel, please feel free to tell our travel consultants and they’ll book the hotel for you.

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The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.


Our Driver and Vehicle

The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.

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Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!

Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.

For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.

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