4 Days Terracotta Warriors Museum and Famen Temple Tour
- Tour Code: XA-3
- Duration: 4 Days
- Attractions: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall,Qianling Tomb, Maoling Mausoleum, Famen Temple
Day 1.Arrive in Xian
Day 2. Arrive in Xian
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses : Discovered accidentally in 1974, this incredible army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots in full battle array has guarded Emperor Qin's tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique, and the painstaking repair and excavation continues in 3 pits which are protected inside huge hangars. 1.5 hours from Xian, there is also an excellent museum and film about the history of the vaults. Photos (no flash) are allowed. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: A major Buddhist site, the simple, elegant brick Pagoda stands in the grounds of the attractive Da Ci'en Temple. The Pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang (Tripitaka) brought back from his epic journey to India. The Temple complex has several large halls with some great Buddhist statues and murals.
Day 3.Qianling Tomb, Maoling Mausoleum, Famen Temple
Qianling Tomb: Built in 684 AD, the mausoleum is the joint tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Li Zhi, 628 A.D.-683 A.D.) and Empress Wu Zetian (624 A.D.-705 A.D.), the only Empress in Chinese history.
Maoling Mausoleum: Maoling Mausoleum is located about 40km north of Xi'an City. It was the tomb of Emperor Wudi of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD). It is the biggest mausoleum of all the imperial mausoleums of the Western Han Dynasty. The complex includes several attractions, include Maoling Mausoleum, the Tomb of Huo Qubing and Maoling Ruins Protection Area.
Famen Temple: It locates to the west of Xian city and sits in the 120km Fufeng County. The temple has a history of 1700. This Buddhist temple, which records mention as far back as 67AD, contains a 13-storied brick pagoda as part of the monastery. This pagoda fell down in the rain in August, 1981 and revealed a 1000 year old underground vault full with 2,400 treasures of the Tang and previous dynasties given as offerings. These included gold and silver utensils, glazed wares, porcelains, pearls, precious stones and textiles, as well as religious items. The biggest treasure is a finger bone of Buddha offered to the Emperor of China during the Tang dynasty. Heshi Buddhist Pagoda was built in Famen Temple in May 2009. It is in the shape of two palms with ten fingers clinging together. It is the tallest Buddhist pagoda in the world.
Day 4.Qianling Tomb, Maoling Mausoleum, Famen Temple
Shaanxi History Museum : The history of Shaanxi is said to be the history of China, and this museum is quite simply one of the nation's best. Four major galleries in large, Tang-style buildings house a vast and impressive collection, beautifully displayed. Most of the item labels are in English, although some other information on the exhibitions is not, but your guide can help here. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Xian City Wall with Bicycle : The walls, ramparts, gates and watchtowers form one of the oldest and most complete city defenses still around. Built in the 13th century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City surrounding the city centre, it is a major landmark, and the best preserved, as well as the oldest and largest of the city defense systems in China. We operate this with bicycle. If the weather is not good for biking on the city wall, we will substitute a visit to the Bell Tower. Your guide will be very glad to take you the Bell Tower after you have been to look at the city wall.
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
Chinese lunch at well selected restaurant.
Between your hotel and scenic spots by private air conditioned vehicle.
An English-speaking guide and driver provide you with the best local knowledge available.
|Service Charge & Government Taxes.|