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3 Days Xian Cultural & Culinary Tour Request

Authentic Local Traditional Culture with Cooking Experience

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Xian, used to be the capital of China, has accumulated more than 3,000 years' history and culture. During this tour, you will not only explore the solemn imperial culture, but also go deep to the living of local people - see like local, do like local, and eat like local. The best highlight is the unique visit to a local family and learning to make dumplings in their home.

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit the World Heritage Sites in Xian - Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda;
  • Taste the most delicious local food and snacks of Xian in Muslim Quarter;
  • Enjoy a hearty Dumpling Dinner after Tang Dynasty Palace Show;
  • Have an interesting local family visit, and learn to make dumplings.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Xian
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-XT-03B
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Xian Arrival

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Upon arrival in Xian, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. Get some rest in Hotel.

Later, you will go to a relaxing wandering around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter, where you can taste the most delicious Xian food and various snacks, as well as experience local culture. Also take a leisure stroll around the Bell & Drum Tower Square.

Arrival Ideals: At present, there are some international flights and many domestic flights to and from Xian. Also, you can arrive at Xian city by taking a high speed train from Beijing (5.5hrs), Shanghai (6-7hrs), Guangzhou (8.5-9hrs), Hangzhou (6.5-7hrs), Pingyao (3hrs), Zhengzhou (2hrs), and so on.

Bell Tower
Day 2 Xian ( B, L )

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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 visit 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)

Optional activities: Enjoy a wonderful Tang Palace Dance Show (usually from 8pm to 9pm) after a hearty dinner at a local restaurant.

Witness the countless Terracotta WarriorsBig Wood Goose Pagoda
Day 3 Xian ( B, L)

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After breakfast, you will go 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.

Then, you will visit a local family to check out what is the daily living of a traditional Chinese Family. You will also be taught to make Chinese dumplings under the friendly instruction of host. Enjoy the unique Dumpling Banquet.

The rest of today is flexible for you to catch your flight/train to next destination.

Optional activities: Take a relaxing cycling on the Ancient City Wall.

Xian MakeChinese Dumplings

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Mama and Baby of Panda
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Panoramic View of Yangshuo Town

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