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Xian's Muslim Quarter
- 4 hours
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You may not associate mosques with China, but Xian is home to some fine examples of Islamic architecture. On this Xian tour you'll walk the Muslim Quarter area, meet the Hui minority and feast on a Halal dinner.
* Walk the backstreets and alleyways of Xi'an's Muslim Quarter
* Visit one of the largest and oldest mosques in China
* Gain insight into the daily life and culture of the Hui minority
* Tuck into a traditional banquet in a local restaurant
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Xian 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.
Get to know another side of modern China on this walking tour through Xian's evocative Muslim Quarter. Meet an informative local guide and begin the day by walking past the ancient Drum Tower to where Xi'an's Muslim Quarter begins. This busy market area is filled with different kinds of produce, snacks and souvenirs, so why not pick up a few treats while walking through the network of backstreets and alleys?
Stop at the Great Mosque, one of the biggest (and oldest) in China and certainly one of the most unique. While here, admire the interesting blend of Islamic and Imperial architecture, discover ancient relics and feel at peace within the beautiful, tranquil grounds. Also, take the opportunity to learn about the origins of the Hui people and hear the tales of how Islam came to China many centuries ago. From here, continue the tour and visit a smaller mosque that may not possess the grandeur of the Great Mosque but nevertheless offers great glimpses into local worship.
Continue on foot, passing bakeries and butcher shops to reach a local restaurant where a delicious banquet-style Halal dinner or barbecue awaits. This tour concludes after dinner, when you are free to discover the riches of Xi'an by night. Perhaps walk back down to the Bell Tower Square through the busy night market or return to your hotel on your own. If you're unsure of where to go, your friendly guide is happy to share tip offs of the best places to shop, eat and people watch in diverse Xi'an!