Xian Tombs & Temples

    • 6 - 7 hours
    • CNUF
    • Total price tool tip
    • *Approx package price

If you've already seen Xi'an's well known icons (hello, Terracotta Warriors), then join this Xi'an tour to see some secret spots and under-rated sights that sometimes get missed. From Taoist temples to an underground museum to tasty treats, you'll be surprised what Xi'an hides.  


* Explore the Hang Yan Ling Underground Museum, one of Xi'an's top sights

* Check out the burial treasures held within the tomb of Emperor Jingdi

* Sample local snacks in the nearby town of Sanyuan

* Be awed by the impressive Taoist architecture of the Temple of the City God

* Indulge in a supremely tasty lunch of traditional local specialties

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bell Tower Hotel: 西安钟楼饭店,西安市南大街110号
    110 Nan Da Jie, Xi'an, 710001
    Tel: (86-29)87600000
    The Bell Tower Hotel is located at the south west corner of the Bell Tower, it is nearby a China construction bank on the north part of south street.
  • Finish:

    Bell Tower.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, transportation, entrance to Han Yang Ling Underground Museum, entrance to Temple of the City God, lunch.
  • Exclusions:

    Drinks, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for drivers or guides.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

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.

Dress standard

We will be on our feet for a number of hours so please make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.



Tipping Info

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 the tantalising cuisine of Xi'an on this cultural adventure that takes in ancient history, regional flavours, and religious philosophy.
Start your Xi'an tour with a visit 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 actually 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 learn about what was happening in the kingdom during his rule.
While here, you'll also have the chance to 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, our Xi'an tour will take us 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. Your local guide will give you the low down on what everything is, and make recommendations on what to try.
Full of delicious treats, it's time to step inside the stunning Temple of the City God. Prepare to be awed by the truly amazing Taoist architecture - it's something pretty special, alright. 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 like sesame noodles, spicy lamb "burgers", and fresh stir-fried greens (aka the usual favourites).
Totally full and rather enlightened, we'll take you back to central Xi'an where your tour will end and your guide will let you loose in the city with recommendations on where to explore next! 

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