5 Days Ancient Xian & Wudang Mountain Tour

A Combination of Brilliant History & Taoist Culture

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This tour gives the great cultural feast with a combination of over 3000 years history and Taoist culture as well as Tai Chi. In Xian, you will enter into a living classroom to witness brilliant Chinese culture by visiting Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City Wall and Shaanxi History Museum. With one-hour flight to Wudangshan, you’ll get back to nature and spend your short days in Wudang Mountain experiencing amazing Kung Fu and digging out how profound Taoism is.

Highlights of this tour

  • Have a close visit with the Eighth Wonder of the World - Terracotta Warriors and take many great photos;
  • Appreciate Taoist Culture and History by visiting Wudang museum, time-honored temples and palaces;
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of Wudang Mountain beautiful landscape from Golden Palace at the summit.

Please note: We have some schools choices for you to learn Tai Chi and other Kung Fu skills. The academy we decided will be based on your interests and learning time. To know more about the Tai Chi learning and course, please ask more details from our travel consultants.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Xian / Wudang Mountain
Travel Length:
5 Days & 4 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-XWMT-05
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotographReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Xian Arrival

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Welcome to Xian! Your tour guide will meet you at the Xian Xianyang Airport. Then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to explore this ancient capital of China.

Note: if you arrive at Xian in the morning and want to have some activities arranged for the rest time, we can adjust the itinerary for you. Maybe you can go to visit a local family and learn a cooking class, or go to appreciate great art of Chinese calligraphy in Beilin, etc.

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.

Welcome to Xian - 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 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.

Terracotta Warriors in XianOur guests biking on the Ancient City Wall
Day 3 Xian & Flights to Wudangshan (B, L)

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After breakfast, head to 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.)

Next is 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). (Note: Shaanxi History Museum may be replaced with other activity or attraction because of crowding tourists during July ~ early September and China’s National Day during Oct.1-Oct.7. You may check details with your travel consultant.)

After the tour, you’ll be escorted to Xian Xianyang Airport for your flight (about 1 hour) to Wudangshan. Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at Shiyan Wudangshan Airport and take you to hotel. The rest of today is free on your own to explore this mysterious place.

Big Wild Goose PagodaShaanxi History Museum
Day 2 Wudang Mountain (B)

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After breakfast, your full day Wudang Mountain Taoism exploration starts. First, take a visit to Wudang Museum to get a basic understanding about Taoism before visiting the sacred mountain. Walking through the eight halls, you can learn about the history of Taoism, architecture, celebrities, Taoist statues, folk customs, music and martial arts.

Then take a tourist bus to Prince Slope (Fuzhen Guan) which was built in 1412 AD in Ming Dynasty. According to the legend, the prince of Jingle State came to Wudang Mountain to cultivate himself and lived here on the slope, so it was called Taizi Po. Then head to Purple Could Palace, one of the best preserved palaces with 9 buildings and 182 rooms on Wudang Mountain. Looking from the axle wire, the constructions locate there symmetrically along the mountain, splendid and gorgeous. After that, continue your visit to Nanyan Temple to explore this stunning palace on the cliff and visit various Taoist temples, stylish architectures and cliff inscriptions.

Optional activities: (1) If you are interested in Tai Chi or other Kung Fu learning, you can take 1 or 2 hours Kung Fu experience course under the guidance of professional Taoist masters. (2) In this evening, you can enjoy an optional show “Fantasy Wudang” at Wudangshan Theater (pay on your own at the spot).

Purple Cloud PalaceNanyan Temple
Day 5 Wudang Mountain & Wudangshan Departure (B)

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On this day, you’ll first take tourist bus to Qiongtai Palace with 14 temples preserved where is the starting point of cable car. Then take a cable car to the highest peak in Wudang - Tianzhu Peak at 1613 meters and explore Golden Palace (Jinding or Peace of Harmony), the symbol of Wudang Mountain, for a panoramic view of the Taoist mountain and temples. With the impressive natural sea of clouds, sunrise and sunset, lush forests and rocks, the Palace of Harmony is like a heaven on earth. After having a wonderful time on the summit, enjoy a walk to admire Taihe Temple if your energy permits.

Later, take a cable car to get down and transfer to Carefree Valley (Xiaoyao Valley) to enjoy a light walk in this fairyland with many macaques. After the tour, be escorted to Wudangshan Shiyan Airport / train station to catch your flight or train to next destination. Service ends!

Golden Palace

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