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Private Tour: Xi'an Highlight of Terracotta Warriors and Customized Sightseeing
"Your professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Xi'an at 9:00 am and proceed tot the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The discovery of terracotta warriors and horses is one of the most significant archaeologi discuss with your guide about the attractions you are interested and choose around two attractions based on your interest and time. Your guide will also provide suggestions based on the local traffic condition and your schedule. Recommended attractions i Big Wild Goose Pagoda Small Wild Goose Pagoda Shaanxi History Museum (Closed on Monday) Square of Bell & Drum Tower Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque. After the sightseeing your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel."
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Full-Day Private Tour of Terra-cotta Warriors and City Wall from Xi'an
"Hotel pick up at 08:00 Start your memorable terra cotta warriors and horses tour this morning at 08:30 your guide and driver will pick you up at the lobby of your downtown hotel. Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum: The Terracotta Army is one of the top attractions in China. It is significant because hundreds of detailed life-size models rep and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. A La Carte lunch afterward. 2.5 hours.City Wall: This massive city wall is a landmark of Xi'an standing for more than 700 years guarding the inner city. You may walk or bike near the city wall for a nice view of the city. It will take 1.5 hours to bike around the wall or just 30 minutes to bike around a corner of the wall. Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square: Your guide will show you the best place to get photos of Bell and Drum Towers at this square. 30-minutes.Great Mosque: The Great Mosque located in the center of the city is the largest and one of the most important Islamic sites of worship in China. 30-minutes.Muslim Street:The Muslim Quarter is a fantastic place to wonder about. All shops and restaurants on this street are operated by Muslims. Food and souve
From $183.00
 
Xi'an City Bus Day Tour
"Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at around 8am to 8:30am and head to your first stop the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) which was originally built during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of Tang Dynasty. You will have half an hour to explore around the pagoda or take an optional tour to see the interior. Next you will visit Xi’an Ancient City Wall. Stroll along the walkways on top of the wall and enjoy aerial views of Xi'an for about an hour. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant after your visit to the city wall. After lunch break continue on to Shaanxi History Museum where you will stay for an hour and a half to see the greatest treasures of imperial dynasties throughout Chinese history. Then you will stop by the Bell and Drum Towers Plaza which marks the geographic center of this ancient city for half an hour before heading to the Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque. After spending about 40 minutes exploring the quarter you will be transferred back to your hotel before 5:30pm where the tour is concluded."""
From $113.00

Jia San Tips (6)

Jia San: Jasmine's favourite food

Of all numerous snacks of Xi'an, my favourite is steamed soup stuffed bun. It's soooo delicious, and, it's so cheap. The waiters are skilled. They can carry heaps of steamed buns which are piled like a hill, from table to table and come to your face. They are busy, so the excellent service is just a hope. But when you see the crowded diners, you'll be curious about why so many people want to eat steamed buns. After you eat your first bun, you'll understand why they are so popular.

Favorite Dish 1. Steamed soup stuffed bun
It's a little bit dangerous for a person who has never tried them, because they are filled with not only filling but also soup. If you are not cautious, your tongue will be burned by the hot soup. However, the adventure is worthwhile after you have eaten a dozen of them.
Price: 6 RMB/10 Buns

2. Sticky rice congee with 8 ingredients
Like the dumpling it is eaten with vinegar; Sticky rice congee with 8 ingredients is the partner of steamed soup stuffed bun. Look at the people around you in the restaurant, 8 out of 10 order it.
Price: 5RMB/Bowl

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jasmine_ding
Sep 23, 2007

Jia San: Big Restaurant

We ate at this huge restaurant. We were elevated to the third floor, which was also crowded. Menu with pictures and in English. Some of the waitresses understood a basic English. Good food.

Favorite Dish The dumplings were fine. We had the lamb roast and it was too big for the four of us (perhaps also because it was spicy; better order wei la). We also had the Chinese cabbage, which is a good match for the spicy lamb.

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dutchboycalledjan
Aug 25, 2007

In the quarter of the Hui we...

In the quarter of the Hui we visited a restaurant where they have delicious Jiaozi. But it´s not easy to find a seat because many local people eat there as well.
I don´t know the name of that place but I will try to find it out....

Finally I know the name of the restaurant. The VT member Chiangty was so nice to give me the following informations:

The name of the restaurant is Jia San Guan Tang Bao.
Guan Tang Bao means dumpling in Chinese and Jia San is the restaurant name. It was named after the owner. Thanks, Chiangty!!

Favorite Dish Jiaozi, Jiaozi, Jiaozi, Jiaozi, Jiaozi, ....

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socrates_07
Jun 25, 2003

Jia San Soup Pau: Jia San Soup Dumplings

A famous local type of soup dumpling (baozi), the Jia San bao, can be eaten here at this restaurant in the Muslim Quarters. The filling is made of lamb and contains soup. Very delicious and a must-eat while you are in Xi'an.

Favorite Dish Lamb soup dumplings

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Dec 27, 2013
 
 
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Xi'an Jia-San-Bao-Zi-Guan(Jia-San Restaurant): Don't Miss The Steamed Damplings

Steamed damplings filled with minced meat and gravy. The surface is very thin and dainty gravy in it. Strangeness!

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Andrew_Liu
Nov 08, 2012

Lao Sun Jia: Rather salty but a good experience..

very casual and 'family' kind of place

Favorite Dish the beef and mutton soups...oh, and the wide variety of cold dishes, especially the bean sprouts..

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Things to Do Near Xi'an

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City Wall

The city wall is a great monument by itself. Walking on it, even in a short distance, is mandatory. Furthermore, the clever idea of spreading on it some recreations of the old war machines enhances...
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Muslim Quarters

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Wild Goose Pagodas

Not exactly a simple temple, but a wide complex with temples, pagodas and gardens. A detailed visit will take lots of time. If you don’t worry too much about the function and history of each...
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Banpo Neolithic Village

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Huaqing Hot Springs

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