Day 1: flight/road/train Chongqing-Xi’an city
Great Wild Goose Pagoda
Great Wild Goose Pagoda, as a symbol of Xi’an city and a World Heritage Site along the Silk Road, is a Buddhist pagoda. It has a history of 1300 years and also a must-visit attraction here. Situated inside Cien Temple in the Chang’an City of the Tang Dynasty, the pagoda was built in 652 AD for Buddhist monk Xuanzang to store the Buddhist scriptures, statues, and relics he had brought back from India.
Ticket: RMB 25 (RMB 20 for off-season)
On the North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda stands the enchanting Music Fountain, allegedly the largest music fountain in Asia.
Day 2: Shaanxi History Museum is located in the northwest of the Xi’an Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built in 1983 and was open on June 20, 1991. The Museum has the style of Tang dynasty buildings of “central palace hall with four worship houses around” with orderly, harmonious, vigorous and grave construction, melting the national tradition, local characteristics and the spirit of time into an organic whole.
Opening hours: from every Tuesday to Sunday
(For details: http://e.sxhm.com/en_visit.asp?id=8 )
Tang Paradise, Datang Furong Yuan in Chinese, is the first Tang Dynasty royal garden style large-scale theme park in China. It is located in Qujiang New District of Xi’an City, with Big Wild Goose Pagoda at west, marine museum at north, Tang City Wall at south.
Day 3: Xi’an Downtown
Xi’an City Wall and Forest of Stone Steles Museum
Xi’an City Wall, Chengqiang in Chinese, is the most complete city wall that has survived in China.The city landmark divides Xi’an into the inner part and the outer part. Standing on the city wall offers you a great lookout platform to enjoy the landscape and cycling here is an unforgettable taste of the ancient city.
The Forest of Stone Steles Museum, initially established in 1087, is the largest and oldest museum of steles in China.
Opening hours: 8:00-19:00
Ticket: RMB 54 for City Wall, RMB 75 for Forest of Stone Steles Museum
The price of a joint ticket is RMB 100.
Xi’an Bell Tower and Drum Tower
The Bell Tower and Drum Tower with similar strictures stand at the very center of Xi’an city. The Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square locates at the joint point of the South Street, North Street, East Street and West Street.
8:00 – 22:00 from April 1 to October 31；
8:00 – 17:30 from November 1 to March 31 of the next year；
Ticket: RMB 35.00, (coupon ticket of RMB 50 for the Bell Tower and Drum Tower)
Muslim Street, Huimin Jie in Chinese, is a north-south street from the Drum Tower to the Beiyuanmen, some 100m west of the Bell Tower, north of the Drum Tower. The street represents a Muslim community in the city. It is a 1100-meter-long annular walkway including the lanes of Beiyuanmen, Xiyangshi and Huajue Lane. The district houses the architectures in the style of Ming and Qing dynasties.
Day 4: Terracotta Army/Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Terracotta Army, also known as Terracotta Warriors and Horses, is a super large collection of life-size terracotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 – 210BC), the first emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has attracted visitors a lot, definitely a must-see tourist attraction.
Opening hours: 8:30-18:00 from March 16 to November 15, 8:30-17:30 from November 16 to March 15 the next year
Ticket: RMB 150 (March-November), RMB 120 (December-February)
Day 5: Mount Huashan
Situated in Huayin City, Mount Huashan is 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Xi’an. It is famous for natural vista of steep and narrow paths, precipitous crags and high mountain ranges.
The Mount Huashan is also home to several influential Daoist temples, where many emperors of past dynasties took part in Daoist activities and sacrificed to the god of mountain, making it a holy land of Daoism.
Hiking on the mountain is a popular way for visitors.
Opening hours: 7:00-19:00 from March to October, 9:00-17:00 from November to February
Ticket: RMB 180 from March to October, RMB 100 from November to February
Day 6: Train/road Huayin-Chongqing
Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup,
Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup, or Yangrou Paomo in Chinese, is one of the unique local snacks founded in Xi’an, with a history dating back to the 11th century BC.
Ku Dai Mian
Ku Dai Mian, or as the commercially trademarked Biang Biang Noodles, is local specialty. The noodles are often described as being belt-like; and so they are more chewy, and can better hold on to the flavors. Genuine in its Xi’an flavors, which are spicy and sour, the noodles are typically served with a vinegar-chili oil dressing and a load of raw minced garlic stirred in.
For more information, please visit:http://en.sxtour.com/