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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."
From $65.00
 
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

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What a challenge for the photo maniacs! The poor illumination, the reflexes in the glass, the impossibility to use flash, the uncomfortable position, everything contributes to the poor quality of...
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Provincial History Museum

The terracotta warriors have the expected evidence in Xi'an’s Provincial museum, but they are simple details that will not replace the visit of the excavations site. For those who had been there, the...
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A Small Collection in Hanyangling Museum

There is not a large collection in this museum, but the wide space, under dimmed light, is very well planned and presented, so, you must be aware that the real collection is displayed in the many pits...
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Colors

When the terracotta figures are dug, they show almost the original colors, but, in contact with the air, the colors rapidly fade and disappear. That's why they stopped digging, even returning some...
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Chinese Food

Most visitors are afraid of Chinese food, for the risk of being presented with insects, lizards, snakes, or... who knows!In the touristy circuits they are aware of that, and we saw nothing strange...
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Air quality - or lack of it - be aware & take care

http://aqicn.org/map/china/People talk about air index figures here but ive never really noticed any air quality, or lack of it, that has noticeably been an issue - until one night when we were...
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Powerpoints in Hotels

I was unclear as to what adaptor to take from Australia, so I took two. The one with 2 round prongs and one with 2 flat prongs. All Hotels we stayed at took the one with 2 round prongs, but not the...
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No "Facebook" in China!

I was quite devastated the first time I got on a pc in China to learn that they have banned Facebook!!! I dont really know why, but a quick warning - that if you are hoping to keep in contact with...
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Taxis in Xian

Our worst taxi ride by far was on our way to Guilin airport bound for Shanghai. Tracy was sitting in the front seat, which is not such an intelligent thing to do when you see how crazily they drive!...
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Hairdryers at the Canaan Hotel

DO NOT USE THE (SUPPOSED) HAIRDRYERS AT THE CANAAN HOTEL!!!!!Upon looking at the hairdryer, it looked like a normal hairdryer. But ... looks can be deceiving, this one is a heat seeking killer...
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Scarcities in China

Even at Hotels, they were stingy in providing toilet paper, mostly only giving us half a roll per day! And most if not all toilets provided toilet paper, so you MUST bring your own, or even better are...
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Traffic in Xi'an, China

If the traffic light goes red, you stop right? WRONG! In Xi'an, RED LIGHT = GREEN LIGHT = GO!!!. If there are pedestrians crossing, GO FASTER!!! If pedestrians are children or women, DAMN IT THIS...
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Guerreros de terracota/Terracota army 3,2,1vs1,2,3

Aquí no hay ningún peligro , pero es una recomendación para que disfrutes más la visita a los Guerreros . Están en tres pabellones , numerados del 1 al 3 y es el orden de visita que quieren que hagas...
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Smog

When I arrived to Xi'an I thought it was foggy but then I realised it was actually smog! It was also very, very hot. If you're going during the summer as I did, I adivise you to wear cool clothing and...
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Top Hotels in Xi'an

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No.319 Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710004, China
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334 East Avenue, Beilin District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710001, China
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8 Chang Le Rd W, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710032, China
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319 Dongxin Street, Xincheng District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710004, China
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110 Nan Da Jie, Lian Hu Dist, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710001, China
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No 262 Feng Hao E Rd Shaanxi Province, Xian Shanxi
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Top Things to Do in Xi'an

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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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Terracotta Army

We enter pit 1, the larger one, and we get immediately the notion of the huge size of the archaeological site, but they alert us that only a small part is dug, and that the main open area is pit 3....
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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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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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Drum and Bell Tower

In the centre of the old city, and marking the entrance to the Muslim quarter, there is a beautiful tower, very similar to its neighbour – the Bell Tower. The main difference is that instead of...
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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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"The echo of ancient"
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solopes

"FABULOUS"
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albaaust

"Xian "Peaceful western part of China""
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"Shifting cities"
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"Beautiful Xi'an"
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