Day 01:Arrival at Xian
Arriving in Xian, you are either picked up from Xian airport or Xian railway station, then transferred to your hotel in Xian (booked on your own). Lunch on your own.
Pick up from your hotel in Xian around 1:30pm. First visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, a large modern museum of the national level. It is a giant architectural complex in the Tang-dynasty style. It occupies an area of 70,000 square metres, and the construction area being more than 50,000 square metres. It focuses on the highlights of the Shaanxi culture and depicts the development of the Chinese civilization.
Then move on to Big Goose Pagoda. Originally Big Goose Pagodaconsisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high. Originally built in 589A.D- 6000 years ago. The Big Goose Pagoda is situated in the Da Ci’en Temple, four kilometers away from the center of the city. It is one of the city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today.
The half day group tour ends around 5:00pm, You are returned to your hotel in Xian.
Day 02Xian Terra-cotta Army and see off at Xian Train Station (L)
Free pickup from your downtown hotel in Xian between 8:00am and 9:00am ( Please note your local guide will call you the night before to confirm you the specific pickup time for next day tour).
First have a one hour tour of Banpo Museum. Banpo Neolithic Village Museum gets its name from the remains of Banpo village which is located east of Xian. The remains were discovered in 1953. The village was inhabited from about 4500 BC. It is recorded that about 6000 years ago, a village was set up by a late Neolithic people. There were about 500 villagers who lived in the village. Visitors can still see the remains of over 40 houses, over 200 cellars, 6 kilns.
After visit Banpo Museum and on the way to the Qin Shi Huang’s tomb, you are arranged to go shopping at the Qin Terra-cotta figures factory for about 30 minutes.
Then move on to the unopened Qin Shi Huang’s tomb (the first emperor’s tomb), the largest underground royal tomb in the world. There is evidence suggesting that Qin Shi Huang’s Tomb remains relatively intact. Qin Shi Huang (259 BC – 210 BC), the first emperor of China, ascended the throne at the age of 13, when construction of his tomb began. He ordered 720,000 conscript laborers to to build his royal tomb. It was completed just-in-time in 210 BC for his use. His son, the second Qin Emperor, saw his entombment. The tomb is located just 15km west of the site of Terra-cotta Army.
After lunch, move on to the Terra-cotta Armyfor a 3-hour visit. This profound discovery made a sensation across the whole world! The museum was officially finished and opened to the public on October 01, National Day, 1979. The exhibition hall of Pit No. 3 was finished and opned to the public on September 27, 1989. 5 years later, the exhibition hall of Pit No. 2 was open to the public in October, 1994. The museum and the mausoleum are listed the world’s cultural legacies as the UNESCO.
At the end of the day tour, you are transferred to Xian Railway Station around 7:00pm.
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