Xi an

3 Days/2 Nights

 

 

 

Day 01 Arrive in Xian

Airport/Railway Station pick up, and then transfer to your hotel

 

Day 02 Xian (AB,L)

One day city tour in Xian, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Museum, Ancient City Gate and Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda.

 

Day 03 Xian (AB)

Transfer to Airport/Railway Station, depart Xian

 

 

 

Hotel

Rating

Low Season

Single Supp

High Season

Single Supp

Tangcheng Hotel

4 star

$169

$ 90

$199

$ 120

v       High season Apr, May, Sep, Oct

v      Optional tours (with tour guide, Private bus service, admittance):

A, Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show: $35/person

B, Dumpling Banquet: $25/person

 

 

 

          Xi'an is known as "the Cradle of Chinese Nationality". It is not only the birthplace of Chinese Nationality, but also the important human birthplace and one of the prehistoric culture centers in Asia. There is a saying, "Xi'an located in the center of Qinling had been made capital since the ancient times." Xi'an is a city with a long history, in which many ancient Chinese dynasties established their capitals. From Xizhou with the flourishing slavery to Tang Dynasty with the peak of feudalism, there had been a total of 12 dynasties that built capitals here.

 

          As an ancient capital with thousands of years of history and the starting point of the "Silk Road", Xi'an served as an important pivot and center in ancient foreign economy and culture exchange. After the 10th Century A.D., with the focus of Chinese economy, politics and culture moved eastward, Xi'an attracted high attentions from rulers of Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing, because it was, first of all, taken as an important town militarily and politically in northwest, serving as an important strategic position to maintain the stability in northwest and guard the safety in central China.

 

          Xi'an is a city with glorious revolutionary traditions. In 841 B.C. the National Insurrection in Haojing was a very famous large-scale mass insurrection which expelled the king in Chinese history. Red Eyebrow and Lulin Peasant Rebellion at the end of Xihan, Tang-eng Huangchao Peasant Rebellion and Ming-end Li Zicheng Peasant Rebellion all once built Peasant Rebellion Political Powers in Xi'an. During Tongzhi years of Qing Dynasty, the Muslim peasants in Shaanxi rose in rebellion, and set off an upsurge of peasant rebellion in Xi'an and Guanzhong area. On Oct. 22, 1911, Shannxi Revolutionary Political Party members and Gelaohui jointly rose in rebellion, and after 2 days of hot fighting, they took control in Xi'an and overthrew Qing's ruling in Xi'an. During the Anti-Japanese War, Xi'an was both a gateway to guard the Vast Northwest and a hub of communication for connecting the anti-Japanese base areas in enemy's rear with the Big Rear Area, and contributed greatly to the victory of the Anti-Japanese War.

 

          On May 20, 1949, PLA liberated Xi'an, and the People's Government of Xi'an proclaimed its founding.

 

 

 

 

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses 

 

 

 

 

 

It is built 1.5kilometers east of the First Qin Emperor Mausoleum. The museum occupies an area of 200,000 square meters that have been discovered and excavated. The life-size warriors and horses stand in an orderly and uniform arrangement the different facial expression. The size and arrangement of the warriors and horses suggest to us the mighty power of the Qin army and they were built to protect the Emperor mausoleum. In addition to other relics discovered on the site, the museum exhibits a bronze horse and chariot that was discovered 20 meters west of the mausoleum. The First Qin Emperor Terra Cotta Warriors are considered The 8th Wonder of the World ?and is listed in the United Nations World Heritage List. 

 

 

Ban Po Museum

 

 

 

Ancient City Gate and Wall 

 

 

 

The City Wall was built in the third year(1370 A.D.)of the Hongwu reign in the Ming Dynasty.It is rectangular and the perimeter is 14 kilometres long.There is a rampart every other 120 metres with a sentry building at its top.There are watchtowers at each corner and a gateway on each side.The City Wall is the largest and most well pReserved ancient wall in the world. 

 

 

Wild Goose Pagoda 

 

 

 

Da Yan Pagoda,also known as the Big Wild Goose pagoda is located within the Da Ci`en Temple about 4 kilometers south of Xian,The pagoda was originally built in 625A.D.,during the Yonghui reign .to store Buddhist classics and portraits that Master Xuan Zang had brought back from india.During the Changan reign,Empress Wu ZeTian had the Pagodca reconstructed from 5 stories to 7 stories which we see today,with four arched coors in each direction of every storey.The grand body of the Pagoda is a masterpiece of Buddhist art and is a typical wood and brick tower structure in China. 

 

 

 

 

 

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