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2 Days Xian City Break

Take a Closer Look at the Ancient Capital

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This trip is ideal for those who have to have a brief trip in Xian, and need flight (train) pick-up and drop-off service. The itinerary is perfectly designed to cover the symbolic attractions in Xian, such as the Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and History Museum, also ensures you have a better time for arrival and departure.

  • Feel the strong heartbeat of the ancient heart of China;
  • Bring you clear views of the history and culture of Xian city;
  • Flexible time for flight (train) pick-up and drop-off.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Xian
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-XT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Xian Arrival ( L )

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Today, your local travel guide will meet you in your hotel or the airport / train station and escort you to the Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in the temple. The pagoda, rising to a height of 64.5 meters, was built by the famous Buddhist master Xuanzang to preserve classic scriptures he bought back from India during the early Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang was the prototype character for Tang Seng in the famous Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. (Note: It costs an extra 30 RMB if you want to climb up the Big Wild Goose Pagoda)

Continue your visit to Xian to take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Enjoy panoramic views of modern Xian while you leisurely examine this well-maintained city wall which is 12 meters high and 18 meters wide with a total circuit of nearly 14 kilometers. This visit is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter, a place where you can try different local snacks and explore Muslim culture.

Optional activities: 1). Take a relaxing cycling on the Ancient City Wall; 2). Enjoy a wonderful Tang Palace Dance Show (usually from 8pm to 9pm) after a hearty dumpling dinner at a local restaurant.

Biking Xian Ancient City Wall Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 2 Xian Departure ( B )

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After breakfast, drive about 40km to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. Over 8,000 life-size warriors, horses and chariots, buried in 3 pits for more than 2,000 years until uncovered by a local farmer in 1974, form an ancient military army with complete battle units of infantry, cavalry, etc. Standing in front of these figures, one can’t help being amazed not only by the ambition of Emperor Qin Shihuang but also by the fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.

After lunch, return back to Xian to take an educational visit to the Shaanxi History Museum where you can ramble in the modern exhibition halls to appreciate historic relics such as porcelains, paintings, and currencies dating from the Zhou to the Tang dynastic periods (1100 BC to 907 AD).

The rest of the day is free for you until be escorted to catch the flight/train to leave Xian.

Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian

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