Pick up from your hotel in Xian. First visit Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. If you are interested in Chinese history, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum is a must on your Xian trip. It is one of the four largest museums in China ( the other three are Forbidden City Museum, Shanghai Museum and Henan Provincial Museum).
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 continue to visit Big Goose Pagoda for its outside visit (stop for photos and no ascending). Big Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China. Originally Big Goose Pagoda was consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high.
First built in 589A.D.in the Sui Dynasty. Between AD 701 and AD 704 during the reign of the Empress Wu Zetian five more storeys were added to the pagoda making ten in all. Unfortunately it was damaged during World War II and reduced to seven storeys, which is as it remains today. The Big Goose Pagoda is one of the city’s most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today.
After lunch, move on and ascend the Bell Tower. In Chinese history from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), each city had a bell tower and a drum tower. The bell was sounded at dawn and the drum at dusk each day in ancient time, a means of telling time. The two are located in the center of the Xian city connecting the four roads from east, south, west and north within the city wall. Atop the Bell Tower you will have a panoramic view of the Xian City.
After Bell Tower, you head to Xi’an Forest of Stone Tablets.
It was originally built in 1087. The Forest of Stone Steles in Xi’an holds a big collection of steles in China. It is a classical courtyard styled structure at the site of former Confucian Temple in Sanxue Street, Xian, close to the south gate of Xi’an City Wall.
End of service. Transferred to your hotel in Xian.
This tour is designed for your own traveling party and no other tourists will join you. So you have much flexibility and freedom. If you have any questions, or want more time for taking photos, just feel free to let your tour guide know. With your personal tour guide, you will have more interaction with the locals which will enrich your travel experience in Xian. It is a non-shopping private tour and no Hidden Fee!
On the evening before your departure early next morning, you will get a call to your hotel room or a message at your hotel front counter by your tour guide to reconfirm your next morning’s pickup time which is normally set around around 8:00 am.
On the morning of your tour departure date, our tour guide will go to your hotel ahead of your pick-up time in the lobby, holding a sign with your name. When you come down to the hotel lobby, just look around for the sign to meet our tour guide.
You will have the narratives of local history and culture by your tour guide while you are comfortably sitting in the air-conditioned vehicle of your exclusive use and enjoying the views passing by.
Rush hours in Xian can cause serious traffic jam. We try our best to manage the traffic and keep your schedule.
All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact our trip advisors for new quotations.
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