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Xi'an highlights in TWO DAYS

Tour Description:

Day 1:Meeting in the lobby of the hotel at 8:30 am or 9:00am ,and you will first visit a very old village remains,which is called Banpo Village Museum,then transfer to the site of Terra-cotta Warriors,lunch in a local restaraunt could before the visit or after the visit. In the late afternoo,visit the Grand Mosque in the downtown of Xi’an.

 

Day 2:Meeting in the lobby of the hotel at 8:30 am or 9:00am ,you will first visit the renowned Buddist temple named Big Wild Goose Pagoda,followed by a lunch in a local restaraunt .After lunch ,visiting the ancient City Wall,Shuyuan Cultural Street and The Forest of the Stone Tablets.

 

Attraction Description:

 

 

Banpo Village Museum ,the first national musem built on the original excavation sites.In the early 1950s,this sites was discovered when the local farmers were building a coal power station,and it was found to be a typical remains of a matriarchal clan community with a history over 6000 years according to the study by the archeologist, and a spectacular museum was built on the site and opened to the public in 1958.The village remains consists of three parts,including the resenditial section,pottery making section and the semetery section,sysmetically reveals the real life of the people during that period of time.(Day 1)

 

 

Terra-cotta Warriors ,known as the Eighth Wonder In the World.In 1974,when several farmers were digging a water well nearby the tomb of the first Qin emperor,the fragments of the Terra-cotta figures were found.Latter on,it’s fund to be a huge underground army built in the Qin dynasty ,which can be dating back to 2200 years ago.It’s considered as one of the most important archeological discoveries in the 20th century in China.
On the moment when you enter the museum,standing in front of the thousands of the life size terra-cotta warriors,you will not say anything but “Woo!”,it seems that those warriors have come back to life telling us the story happened about the lost Qin empire.(Day 1)

 

 

Grand Mosque,located in the very donwtown of Xi’an,in which the local moslems are centralized.Different from the typical mosque,the grand mosque has no round domes reaching to the sky,no minerit,which looks like a Chinese garden with pretty wooden arch,pavillions and towers.Walking inside the mosque,you may come cross the local moslems wearing the little round white hat since it’s still functioned.After the visit to the mosque,exploring in the very alive moslim quarters will be another highlight in Xi’an.You may see the local moslems cooking the street food like kababs and pickled beef ,selling the dried friut and 100% knock off staff,and you will get into the real life of the local people .(Day 1)

 

 

Big Wild Goose Pagoda,originally built in the Grand Tand dynasty in 648 AD,also knowns as the Temple of Thanks Giving since it was built by one of the most tallented emperores named Lizhi to show his appreciation to his mother who passed away very early.Knowns as one of the most renowned Buddist temples in China ,it had witnessed the preverlance,develepment,prosperity and decline of Buddism in ancient China,even the glory of the Buddism had faded away ,however, we can still smell the fregarance of the insense and feel the the great inner peace broght by the Budda .Walking around in the beautiful temple ,standing in the very front of the pagoda,let’s put our hands together to pray for our familie and friends in hope that everyone could have a peaceful,prosperous and enjoyable life.That is the meaning of a visit,that’s what we should learn from the enlightened Budda.(Day 2)

 

 

City Wall,one of the best preserved walls all around China with a history over 600 years,dividing the whole Xi’an city into two parts,including the inner city known as the old town and the outter city .This city wall goes all around with a perimeter about 13.7km (8.5 miles),the four major city gates,guard houses,battlements are still perfectlly preserved,you may climb to the top of the wall to have a very relexing walk to have a spectacular view of the old town inside the wall,or you can even do biking on the top of the wall ,feeling the very tender wind blowing over your face to get a smooth touch of the history back to the Ming dynasty,or getting sweeted to realease the passion from your deep heart.This is the city wall ,you will love it.(Day 2)

 

 

Shuyuanmen,is what we called the cultural street,you may come cross a lot of local artists ,especially the calligraphers who are doing the demonstration along the steet,you will see the stores for selling what we called the Four Treasures in the Study in ancient times,like the brush,rice paper,ink stick and the ink container,it is a very intresting and fun place to explore.(Day 2)

 

 

The Forest of the Stone Tablet,the holy place for all the calligrapy lovers since this musuem collects over 2000 amazing stone tablets with the calligraphy works on it ,it vividlly show the evolution and improvement  of the unique Chinese art,looking at the beautiful calligraphy caved on the stone tablets,smelling the unique fragrance of the ink,you will very much enjoy the happiness brought by this mental satisfiction.(Day 2)

 

Optional Stop ,Visit or Entertainment:

A.The stop in the workshop for making Terra-cotta Warriors if you want to learn more about the YCW or SHOP.

It’s a workshop originally for making the lacquered wares,like the lacquered table,chairs and so on,but latter on,because of the discovery of TCW,they began to make the reproductions of the warriors,one hand ,they try to show the visitor how the warriors are made ,you may see how those craftsman doing carvings on the faces of those warriors,which is the most impressive or difficult part for making those warrors since you can not find out the twins among all those warriors,and also ,you may see the kilns for baking those warriors,it’s quite intresting.On the other hand,they do sell those warriors for business from the tinny size to the life size,if you really like somethings as a gifts for friends or familes,you may go for it.But you don’t have to buy anything since nobody will push you to do that.That is the information about this workshop,it’s better so make everything clear before anyone who wants to join this tour .Please do let us know if you do not want to make a stop there .

 

B. The dumpling banquet and the Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.
Dinner show in the Shannxi Grand Opera House,which is the most traditional dumpling banquet and the Tang dynasty show,the dinner will be the most traditional dumpling ,and this dumpling banquet contains some 16 courses of the different shaped dumpling with very different fillings inside,some will be made in the shape of a chiken,which indicates the fillings inside will be chiken meat,some will be made like a duck,meaning the filling is duck,so it will be another intresting and cultural eating experience.For the show,it's called the Tang dynasty show,it’s known to all that Tang dynasty is the most prosperous and glorious society in the Chinese history,which is called the gooden age,so this show fully shows the prosperity of the Tang empire in the feild of the imperial life ,the art,religion ,music and so on by the menas of graceful dancing and singing.From this show,you will see how beautiful and colorful costume in the Tang dynasty is ,and how elegant the dance is.