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Transportation by air-conditioned coach/mini van
Transportation tax, tolls, parking fees
English-speaking tour guide
For those who have seen the Terra Cotta Army Museum, there is still a full day of adventure to experience all of Xi'An's major historical sites. The tour begins with a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum for a cultural and historical overview of the province, beginning with the great Emperor Qing. You'll relive the rise of the city's greatness as guardian of the wealth that came from the Silk Road.
After lunch, you will travel to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of the city. Built in the Tang Dynasty,the square pyramid stands at 60 meters high and seven-story tall. Before the tour ends you will step on Xi'An's city wall. It is the most complete and best preserved city wall in all of China, dating back some 600 years. More than a monument, the wall is still an active part of city life that bustles all around it.
Next, you will the Ancient City Wall in Xi'an. It is one of oldest existing Chinese city wall, based in Xi'an, an ancient capital of China. Construction of the first city wall measured 25.7 km in length, 12-16 m in thickness at the base. The area within the wall was 36 square km. Ming Dynasty built a new wall to protect a much smaller city of 12 square km. The wall measures 11.9 km in circumference, 12 m in height, and 15-18 m in thickness at the base.
Xi'An is also the home of the Great Mosque, your last stop on the tour. One of five Muslim sanctuaries in China, the mosque is built in traditional Chinese style. First constructed in the Tang Dynasty, its grounds were expanded in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties to include pavilions, platforms and halls. A lunch stop will also be included with the tour.
Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Cantonese guided tours are available at an additional cost. Please inquire.