• No visit to Xi'an should be considered complete tour to China without at least a stop here. Xian had long been the capital of ancient China. The emperor Qin Shihuang went on to establish the first imperial capital of China in Chang'an (present day Xi'an). Located at the eastern end of the Silk Road, Xi'an is home to some of the most spectacular sights in China, including the UNESCO-listed mausoleum of Emperor Shihuang with its thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors and their horses. Xi'an's excellent museum is one of the best in China, with Tang Dynasty pottery figurines and other relics. The Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque, and the spectacular City Walls are all great historical sites.

    The lesser known Terracotta Army of Hanyangling, or nicknamed nude figures of warriors" is the mausoleum of the Western Han Emperor Liu Qi and his wife, the Empress Wangi, is located in some 22 kilometers from both Xianyang airport and Xian.

  • Xi'an is 1200 kms southwest of Beijing (1hour and forty minute flight); 1084 kms northwest of Shanghai (2 and half hours flight). Xian had long been the capital of ancient China. The emperor Qin Shihuang went on to establish the first imperial capital of China in Chang'an (present day Xi'an). For centuries, the Chinese Empire was governed from this location, and Chang'an remained largely its political hub until the end of the Tang dynasty around 900 AD.


    Located at the eastern end of the Silk Road, Xi'an is home to some of the most spectacular sights in China, including the UNESCO-listed mausoleum of Emperor Shihuang with its thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors and their horses. Xi'an's excellent museum is one of the best in China, with Tang Dynasty pottery figurines and other relics. The Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque, and the spectacular City Walls are all great historical sites.


    Hanyangling -  nicknamed nude figures of warriors

    The lesser known Terracotta Army of Hanyangling, or nicknamed nude figures of warriors" is the mausoleum of the Western Han Emperor Liu Qi and his wife, the Empress Wangi, is located in the village of Zhanjianan on the Loess Plateau 20 km North of Xianyang City and some 22 kilometers from both Xianyang airport and Xian


    The 81 pits contained terracotta goods for the afterlife including thousands of animals, dogs, sheep, goats and pigs all formally laid out ready for slaughter. There were stoves, grain jars, wine vessels, horses and chariots all intended for the Emperor's use in the next life. And mostly what amazed historians even more was the discovery of thousands of nude and semi-nude, armless figures of warriors one third life-size.

  • * The city is surrounded by a well-preserved defensive wall which was re-constructed during the Ming Dynasty.
    * The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and his Terracotta Army, located 40 kms to the east of the city's suburbs, is regarded as one of the seventh world wonders.
    * The city's Muslim quarter is home to the Great Mosque of Xi'an.
    * The Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Small Wild Goose Pagoda are both spectacular towers.

  • All year round. But best time is the spring and autumn

  • Suggested 2-day Bespoke Itinerary

    Day 1 Depart for Xi'an

    • Fly into Xi'an in the morning. Upon arrival, drive to the old city for a leisure stroll along  glorious Ming-era city walls of the ancient city Xi'an.
    • Then drive to the Terracotta Warriors town for lunch.
    • Visit the world famous excavation site - the Terracotta Warriors, thousands of life-sized soldiers, officers, horses and wagons, form a component of the underground army buried to protect the first emperor of China during his afterlife - he is also builder of the Great Wall.
    • Enjoy a various dumpling feast as dinner and stay overnight in Xi'an.
      Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square (L)

    Day 2    Xi'an City / Fly out

    • Visit the Shaanxi History Museum, meandering through its halls of ancient treasures that trace back more than 1,000 years of Chinese history, and evidence the important role Xi'an played as a center of development for Buddhism.
    • Tour the Small Goose Pagoda - one of China's most famous pagodas.
    • Try local muslim food for lunch.
    • Explore the winding alleys of the Muslim Quarter with its unique Great Mosque, and have some free time to shop around in the bazaar.
    • Head to the lesser known Terracotta Army of Hanyangling, or nicknamed “nude figures of warriors.”which is located in the village of Zhanjianan on the Loess Plateau 20 km North of Xianyang City and some 22 kilometers from both Xianyang airport and Xi'an. 
      It is the Mausoleum of the Western Han Emperor Liu Qi and his wife, the Empress Wangi, and is The 81 pits contained terracotta goods for the afterlife including thousands of animals, dogs, sheep, goats and pigs all formally laid out ready for slaughter. There were stoves, grain jars, wine vessels, horses and chariots all intended for the Emperor's use in the next life. What amazed historians even more was the discovery of thousands of nude and semi-nude, armless figures of warriors one third life-size.
    • Fly out Xi'an
      (B, L)
    • Please note that alternative hotels of similar standards will be used if any of the hotels mentioned in the itinerary is unable to provide enough accommodation.

    Extended Tour:

    Day 3 Xi'an / Baoji (Famen county) / Tianshui

    • Drive 3 hours to Famen county of Baoji City, and visit the Famen Temple, one of the most significent Buddhist temple of China, the only one where the Buddha Sarira, or the finger bone relic of Buddhism founder Sakyamuni, was kept. Have lunch.
    • Drive to the Qianling Mausoleum, where, among other royal members of Tang Dynasty, China' s only empress Wu Zetian' s tomb is housed. The mausoleum is renowned for its many Tang Dynasty stone statues located above ground and the mural paintings adorning the subterranean walls of the tombs. There is a total of 17 smaller attendant tombs.
    • Head for Tianshui (3 hours). Stay overnight in Tianshui.

    Day 4 Tianshui / Xi'an /Fly out

    • The whole morning will dedicate to Maijishan Grottoes. Then have lunch.
      Although many earthquakes and conflagration, the grottoes still remains 194 caves, 7200 sculpture, 1000 square M fresco which are excavated on the cliff about 30-80m high form the ground, more than 70 percent caves were excavated in the North dynasty. Spectacular Maiji peak, exquisite clay carving temple building under cliff, peculiar landform, about plant clear stream and waterfall combine naturally made up a harmonious landscape of mankind and nature.
    • Visit the Temple of Fuxi (mid 2800s BCE), who was the first of the Three Sovereigns of ancient China, and a culture hero reputed to be the inventor of writing, fishing, and trapping. Fuxi is mostly known for present day people as the inventor of bagua (trigrams of the I Ching). The temple was first built more than five hundred years ago during the Ming Dynasty. Half a millennium may have passed but the people here and from other cities and countries still remember Fuxi twice a year in elaborate ceremonies. 
    • Return to Xi'an (4 hours) and  transfer to the airport of Xi'an and fly out.

  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this tour. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.
  • 2-day bespoke tour prices

    RMB2,900/person/2 people
    RMB2,500/person/3-5 people
    RMB2,200/person/6-9 people
    10% discount for children under 12.
    Single supplement RMB550 for 1 night

    What's Included:
    Private English-speaking guide(s) (selected by CCC)
    Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
    All accommodations based on double-occupancy (Five-star hotels or equivelant boutique hotels)
    All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
    All meals as noted in the itinerary

    What's Not Included:
    Domestic flights and relevant taxes
    (If you want us to book your domestic flights in this itinerary, please let us know.)
    Meals apart from those included in the itinerary
    Expenses of a personal nature
    Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
    Discretionary gratuities for guides and drivers
    Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
    Travel, health and trip cancellation insurance

    Note:
    We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your individual interests.The above prices may change based on any specific requirements you may have. The extended trip is available upon request.

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