One Day Xian Historical Tour

Bell and Drum Towers - Forest of Stone Steles Museum - Banpo Museum - Shaanxi History Museum - Big Wild Goose Pagoda
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Trip Highlights
  • Appreciate exquisite Chinese calligraphy on stone tablets at Forest of Stone Steles Museum.
  • Explore the prehistorical civilization about 6,000 years ago in Banpo Museum.
  • Have a close sight of over 370,000 relics mostly from 1100 B.C. to 907 at Shaanxi History Museum.
This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Welcome to our one-day Xi'an tour! At around 09:00 am, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel. First, you will be escorted to the Bell and Drum Towers Square, where you will have a photo stop. Morning is one of the best times to take photos of the two ancient towers with golden sunlight.

After that, we will head to visit the Forest of Stone Steles Museum with a history of over 900 years. The museum with seven major showrooms collects more than 11,000 cultural relics, including ancient stone tablets, epitaphs, and stone carvings of all ages. Among them, the most precious treasure is the Da Qin Jingjiao Stele or Nestorian Stele, which is one of the four most famous steles in the world, enjoying the same reputation as the Rosetta Stele in the British Museum, the Moabite Stele in the Louvre Paris and the Aztec Stele in the Mexican Museum. The stele is 279 centimeters high and 99 centimeters wide, with the text of 1,780 Chinese inscriptions and also some lines in Syrian on sides. It recorded the arrival of Christianity from Syria to China in 781 during the Tang Dynasty and marked a significance of cultural and religious influence.
Iconic Bell Tower of Xi'an
Iconic Bell Tower of Xi'an
Banpo Museum
Banpo Museum
Following is a visit to the Banpo Museum, which is the site of a matriarchal clan of Yangshao culture during the Neolithic period about 6,000 years ago. The museum mainly displays a part of a primitive village, farm tools and living goods made of stone, bone and pottery clay. Through thousands of prehistoric relics, you can learn about the social structure, production and life, economic pattern, marital status, social customs and habits, as well as the art of the matriarchal clan society in the era.

Lunch is on your own arrangement and your guide is happy to assist. Xi’an is widely known not only for its culture, but also for its cuisine. Biangbiang Noodles and Crumbled Flatbread in Mutton Stew (Yangrou Paomo) are recommended for a try. Local specialties will make your trip a unique experience.

In the afternoon, we will continue the trip to the Shaanxi History Museum to learn more about the profound Chinese civilization in good sequence. There is a collection of more than 370,000 cultural relics unearthed throughout the Shaanxi Province, from the Stone Age to about 1840. Among these, the highlights you should not miss are exquisite bronze vessels of the Shang and Zhou dynasties (1600 BC-256 BC), various terracotta figures, delicate gold and silver wares, and gorgeous mural paintings of the Han and Tang dynasties (202 BC-907 AD). You will also be guided to visit one of the most precious treasures of the museum, the Bronze Tiger-Shaped Tally of Du County, which was a small token to mobilize armies in the Qin Dynasty (221 – 207 BC). It was created in half: the right half was held by the Qin emperor and the left half was controlled by a general. Only if the two halves fitted together, over 50 soldiers could be dispatched.
Bronze Tiger-shaped Tally
Bronze Tiger-shaped Tally
Our Guests at Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Our Guests at Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
Afterward, we will head to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda square to appreciate the Pagoda from a distance. Built in 652, it is the earliest and largest square tower built of bricks during the Tang Dynasty and was constructed to translate Buddhist texts from India. You will also have some free time to explore the Great Tang All Day Mall, which is just opposite the pagoda. Just take a stroll along the long prosperous pedestrian street for a full immersion in the Tang Dynasty culture.

At the end of the trip, we will drive you back to the hotel. Any part of the itinerary can be customized to meet your interests and needs. Just contact our travel consultant for your personal travel experience.
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
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