Xian Half-day Daming Palace Tour with Pottery Making
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.
Daming Palace, Pottery Making (only for kids)
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance Fee
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.
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.
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.
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.