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Xian Tombs & Temples
- 6 - 7 hours
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If you've already seen Xian's well known icons (Hello, Terracotta Warriors), then join this Xian tour to see some secret spots and under-rated sights that sometimes get missed. From Taoist temples to an underground museum, you'll be surprised what Xian hides.
* See the burial treasures held within the tomb of Emperor Jingdi
* Sample local snacks in the town of Sanyuan
* Be awed by the Taoist architecture of the Temple of the City God
* Enjoy a tasty lunch of traditional specialties
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Xi'an Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
We will be on our feet for a number of hours so please make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Discover the temples, tombs and tantalising cuisine of Xi'an on this Urban Adventure that takes in ancient history, regional flavours and religious philosophy. Start the tour by meeting a local guide in Central Xi'an then travel to the Han Yang Ling Museum (also known as the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi). This is considered one of Xi'an's most underrated sights and many feel that it rivals the Terracotta Warriors!
Take time to explore the collection of treasures on display in the incredible Underground Museum. Be introduced to the fascinating life of this Han Dynasty emperor and find out what was happening in the kingdom during his rule. While here see terracotta human figures, animal figurines, remains of wooden chariots and implements from daily life, all put here to assist the emperor in the afterlife. There is also the option to watch a short 3D film (in Chinese only) about Emperor Jingdi or perhaps choose to take a closer look at some of the objects within the museum that have been removed from the opened tombs.
Next, travel to the nearby town of Sanyuan to visit small, family-run snack stalls. While here, sample some of the unique flavours only available here such as flour noodles, local pickles and flour soup. Next, step inside the stunning Temple of the City God and be awed by the truly amazing Taoist architecture. Wander through the halls and corridors of this beautifully preserved temple and marvel at the delicately layered roof and colourful carvings.
Learn all about the Taoist afterlife and hear some ghostly tales from your guide before heading to a local restaurant to try some tasty, regional dishes - sesame noodles, spicy lamb "burgers" and fresh stir-fried greens are the usual favourites. Afterwards, journey back to central Xi'an where this enlightening tour ends.