The symbol of Xi'an
A literary quotation about Huashan
Experiencing the first risk
One of China's most notable and adventurous mountains & The perfect representation of Chinese history and dynastic culture.
Xian, located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just 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. Visitors marvel at the numerous historical sites and cultural relics in and around the city.
Today, despite the searing summer heat and freezing winters, Xian is a joy to visit. The central city is pleasantly compact and its grid layout within the city wall makes it easy to navigate. The Bell Tower is the geographical center of the city, from which four main business streets radiating, North Avenue, South Avenue, West Avenue and East Avenue. The ancient streets of Shuyuanmen and Luomashi commercial area are two must-visit places.
Be met by your tour guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel by private car and driver.
After one hour's drive from city center you will arrive at Terracotta Warriors Museum. Discovered accidentally in 1974, the repair and excavation still continues in the 3 pits, where over 7000 soldiers, horses, chariots and arches stand in full battle array. There is also a circular-screen short film on show telling its historical background and how it was discovered.
Return to the city area and visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the afternoon. This 7-story brick pagoda is the symbol of Xi'an, and houses precious Buddhist materials brought back from India after arduous trudges in the 7th century. The pagoda stands in the peaceful Da Ci'en Temple, and after climbing up some steep stairs to the top, a good view of Xi'an is presented in front of you.
Mt. Hua is one of the Five Great Mountains in China, and once called the West Mountain in ancient times. It is known for being one of the most precipitous mountains in China, and a variety of temples and other religious structures nestle on its ridges and peaks.
The mountain has three summits: the south peak, 2160.5m above sea level, the east Morning Sun Peak which is the best place for watching sunrise, and the west Lotus Flower Peak. We will arrange round-way cable car for you to get up and down the mountain and enjoy the scenery along the way.
The history of Shaanxi is said to be the history of China, and this museum is quite simply one of China's biggest and best. Four major galleries in large, Tang-style buildings house a vast and impressive collection of 370,000 items unearthed in the province, including clay figurines, bronze wares, jade articles, currencies, murals and more.
Stroll along the massive city wall that has been guarding the inner city since the 13th century. The walls, ramparts, gates and watchtowers form one of the oldest and most complete city defenses in China. If the weather is good, we will operate the visit with cycling, and you will enjoy some good views of the city.
As this tour of Xi'an comes to the end, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. The tour guide will accompany you from check-in till the point of security gate to wave goodbye.