Xi’an, located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country like a living history book. Called Chang’an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history, including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage.
Day 1: Arrival
Upon your arrival at Xi’an, you will meet our guide at airport, get settled in hotel. Welcome party with local friends.
Day2 Shaanxi Museum&Xi'an City Wall
8:30 -11:30 Shan’xi Museum
Tour starts from Shanxi History Museum, which offers the large collection of historical items which reflect Chinese culture and history from the prehistory period to the mid 20th century. The museum is also the first modernized museum in China.
2:30pm-5:00pm Walk and bike at ancient city wall. The ancient fortification is the best preserved of its kind in China. It's about 12 meters high and 15 meters wide in the upper part. You can stroll freely and leisurely on top, and see the city from above.
Day 3: Terracotta Warriors Banpo Ancient village
7:30am-10:30am Terracotta Warriors
10:30am-12:00pmMake your own Terracotta Warriors
To learn even more about the Terracotta Army, you visit a ceramics factory where you see and learn how to crear the army.
2:30pm-5:30pm Banpo Ancient village
Your next stop is at Banpo Neolithic Village. Banpo is an archaeological site containing the remains of several well-preserved Neolithic villages dating back between 6,000 to 9,000 years. You can see the moat that surrounded the villages along with the graves and pottery kilns located outside of the moat perimeter. Listen as your guide describes how what you're seeing points to a society that followed a matriarchal structure.
Day 4: Paper making & noodle making class
7:30am-9:00am Drive to old town
9:30am-12:00pm learn paper-making
12:30pm-2:30pm Noodle making and lunch
3:00pm-4:00pm Drive to hotel
5:00pm-7:30pm free walking
Daily activities,culture classes, tours and entrances to attractions
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Airport pickup and drop off
Full-time Tour Director
Travel insurance in China
Please note: The prices listed are per person, in US dollars, and do not include international airfare, and are based on a minimum of double occupancy, 5% discount for the third guest and the fourth guest sharing a room. There must be at least one adult per room.
International or internal flights unless specified
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Recommended optional activities in each city
Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc
Thousands of lifelike terracotta soldiers stand in lines, waiting for your inspection. Seeing them in person is much more astonishing than just watching them on TV or in pictures. They stand grand and solemn, but can you hear their voices behind the silence? They tell you of their sacred mission guarding the Emperor Qin Shihuang for more than 2,200 years.
This museum has an underground exhibition hall so people can see the discoveries from the archeological digs in the big mausoleum complex of Emperor Jingdi (also named Liu Qi, 188–141 BC) of the Han Dynasty, his wife, officials, dynastic clan members, and commoners.There is also a graveyard for the slaves who built the complex. The archeological dig site only covers a small area, but the whole burial complex is immense. It covers a total area of about 10 square kilometers or 4 square miles.
Ancient City Wall
Cycle on the Xi’an Ancient City Wall, feeling and touching the invisible soul of this ancient city. Be a native of Xi’an, tasting the local people’s favorite food and experiencing the diverse culture.
Visit the Exterior of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
This 9-floor Buddhist tower, along with the Temple of Great Maternal Grace, was built by the Emperor Li Zhi of the Tang Dynasty to memorialize his mother, Empress Wende. After the temple was built, Li Zhi invited the famous monk, Xuan Zang (known as Tang Monk in the book The Journey to the West), as the honored master in the temple.
Master Xuan Zang lived here and brought many Buddhist sutras from India, bringing the religion to China. He translated the Buddhist text here as well. You can take a picture with the statue of Master Xuan Zang.
Yangrou paomo is the most iconic dish in the Xi'an foodscape.
Roujiamo is the city's favorite burger. A delicious roujiamo is composed of two key elements -- juicy shredded braised pork and a crispy bake
Suantang shuijiao -dumplings swimming in hot and sour soup with sesame seeds, minced leek and cilantro.
Commonly described as resembling a belt, biangbiang noodles are wide, thick and long. One string of noodles can easily fill you up.
Rice noodles are cooked, cooled and thinly sliced. The noodles are often served in a sauce made of chili oil, pepper powder, vinegar and diced garlic. Then it's garnished with bean sprouts and sliced cucumber.