One Day to Mt. Yaowang and Yaozhou Kiln from Xi’an

XA38: Xi'an Side Trip to Tongchuan
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  Xi’an - Mt. Yaowang - Yaozhou Kiln - Yuhua Palace - Xi’an
Mt. Yaowang in Tongchuan City
In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and start your excursion out of Xi’an. Mt. Yaowang, is situated in Yaozhou District, Tongchuan City, 70 kilometers (43 miles) north of Xi'an.

Mt. Yaowang, or, the Mountain of King of Medicine, is so named to commemorate Sun Simiao, a medical scientist of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). Yaozhou District, original Yaoxian County, is the hometown of Sun Simiao, devoted his whole life to medical research and saving people's lives. So temples, statues, and monuments were built on the mountain in memory of Sun Simiao. The mountain is also home to more than 200 kinds of medicinal herbs.

Continue your visit to the Yaozhou Kiln Museum. Yaozhou Kiln was one of the six famous kilns of ancient times. It was used to made pottery and porcelain wares during the Tang, Five Dynasties and Ten States (907 - 960), Song (960 - 1279), and Yuan (1271 - 1368) Dynasties. Green pottery was the premium product of Yaozhou Kiln. The largest pottery museum in China at present has been built on the site of the kiln. In the museum, you have a chance to see many precious pottery wares and exhibitions about how to make pottery.
The appearance of Yaozhou Kiln Museum, Tongchuan
Then visit Yuhua Palace, which initially constructed as the largest imperial summer resort in the Tang Dynasty. Later, it was transformed into Yuhua Temple and was the place where Master Xuanzang translated the Buddhist scriptures he brought back from India. Therefore, Yuhua Palace is also a holy place for Buddhism. Today the ski field here is the largest in Shaanxi, so if you are visiting the palace in winter, you can also experience skiing and skating. Skiing and skating are charged on an hourly basis.

After the visit, your guide and driver will escort you back to Xi’an city and drop you off at your hotel. This is a private tour for you exclusively. The itinerary can be adjusted according to your interests and needs. Please feel free to contact your personal travel consultant to get more information.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Sanyaluk from THAILAND | Sep. 02, 2019 15:20Reply
Qi Zai is no longer in Foping.
Qi Zai is no longer in Foping. He moved to SWARC in Louguantai, which is not opened to public now.
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Answered by Flora | Sep. 02, 2019 17:47

As I know, both Foping Panda Valley and Louguantai Wild Animal Center are not open to tourists now.
Asked by Mr.Qiu | Oct. 23, 2010 09:56Reply
Is it easy to find bus to travel from Tongchuan to Yuhua Gong in November ? How long to spend looking around Yuhua ? Can we easily catch bus to Huangdiling afterwards ? Thanks !
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Answered by Mr.Lin | Oct. 24, 2010 19:50

Yes. You can find the public bus to Yuhua Palace in Tongchuan very easily, but i think Jan and Feb are the best time to visit there in winter. There is bus to Huangdiling at the exit of palace.
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