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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
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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

Bicycle Tips (4)


Being a plane city, Xi'an is a good place for cycling, and bicycles may be seen everywhere.

One sign of the evolution of China is the disappearing of the traditional rickshaws.

No one runs anymore, pulling a client: nowadays, the individual transportation remains, but mainly with motorbikes, with bicycles being a fading exception (at least in the touristy destinations).

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Apr 03, 2016

Take the rickshaw

Anne wanted a go "on this little number" to get us back to the hotel. We missed out in Beijing, so not wanting pass up an opportunity, we hopped in.

Compared to a taxi, they are not very cheap and they are certainly not as safe! Taking us from the Drum Tower and the Muslim Quarter back to our motel turned out to be an adventure in itself.

We bartered the price of 25 YUAN and jumped in. The engine roared to life, as did the driver, and I don’t think the horn stopped blasting for the entire trip. We passed by the locals so close, and at such speed, that I am sure that skin was removed from some elbows.

The driver then stopped suddenly, in the middle of town, and said “can’t go further, police. You get out here!” Luckily we were only 2 blocks from the motel!

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Sep 11, 2008

Renting Bikes at Shuyuan Hostel

Xi'An, like most cities in China, is big and bustling. Traffic comes and goes in most any direction regardless of typical traffic direction and flow. So, biking may be a but risky. There are probably many places in town to rent bikes, and the Shuyuan Youth Hostel is one of them They don't have a vast selection, but in a pinch...

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Mar 23, 2008

Bicycles, Chinas #1 transport obsession

Xian holds more then the infamous Terracotta Warriors; it holds a culture in itself. The picture above shows a common means of transportation (tri-cycle) not only in Xian, but also throughout China.

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Aug 26, 2002
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Hotels Near Xi'an

135 West Avenue, Lianhu District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710002, China
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No.126 West Avenue, Lianhu District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710002, China
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No.1 Chanba Avenue,Chanba Ecological Development Zone, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710021, China
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86 West Avenue, Lianhu District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710002, China
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No.20 West Street, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710002, China
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1 She Hui Road, north side of Bell & Drum Tower Square, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710003, China
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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

Take your time in this area. The bazaar is a wide area of stalls selling… everything, but around it, China pulses with its best colours and events. The streets and walkways are full of life, and if...
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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

This was the first place we visited as part of more Eastern Tour which I booked from my hostel. This archaeological site was first discovered in 1953 and is located in the Yellow River Valley just...
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Huaqing Hot Springs

actually its where the Emperor went to warm up and have time out with his favourite concubine... Xian gets pretty cold in the winter and very hot in the summer - out here at Huaqing below the Qinling...
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