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June 29-30, 2012  (You need to pay for one tour during the two days.)

East Line Tour

Departure: 8:30 am
Tour Type: Sightseeing, Cultural journey
Duration: 1 day
Attraction: Terracotta Worriors, Huaqing Hot Spring, Banpo Museum

Detail itinerary:
1. Pick you up from your hotels at 8:30 am.

2. Sightseeing of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses in the morning.
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum is the Eighth Wonder of the World. More than 6,000 different looking pottery figures depict the history of the Qin Dynasty from 221 BC-206 BC.

3. Visit Huaqing Hot Spring Pool in the afternoon.
The Huaqing Hot Spring located at the foothill of Lishan ("Mt. Li"). Lishan Mountain is covered with pines and cypress and looks very much like a dark green galloping horse from a long distance away. In ancient times, a strong black stallion called "Li", and this is how it got its present name, Lishan.

4. Drive back to visit Banpo Museum.
The Banpo Museum is the matriarchal clan community about 6000 years ago. The Banpo Museum is located in a modern building some three miles to the east of Xi'an City in Shaanxi Province. It is near the bridge that crosses the river, long renowned as one of the famous eight rivers of Chang'an. Banpo Museum is located in the east of Xi'an and is the site of a village that dates back around 6,000 years to the Neolithic era, which is known as the Yangshao Culture in China. The site was discovered in 1953 and covers an area of approximately 50,000 sq meters. Excavations revealed 45 houses, pottery, kilns, a burial ground, grain stores and tool stores. Banpo is considered to be one of the best examples of an agricultural community of this era anywhere in the world. 

5. Back to your hotels.

West Line Tour

Departure: 8:30 am
Tour Type: Sightseeing, Cultural journey
Duration: 1 day
Attraction: Qianling Mausoleum, Princess Yongtai's Tombor, Prince Yide's Tomb, Han Yangling Mausoleum.

Detail itinerary:
1. Pick you up from your hotels at 9:00 am.

2. In the morning, visit Qianling Mausoleum, Princess Yongtai's Tombor and Prince Yide's Tomb. Qianlin mausoleum is the joint tomb of the the Tang dynasty Emperor Gaozong and Empress Wuzetian.
The Qianling Mausoleum is the tomb of the third Tang emperor, Li Zhi, and Empress Wu Zetian, is located on Liangshan Mountain, 6 kilometers north of Qianxian County seat and 80 kilometers from Xi'an. Here also stands the Qianling Mausoleum and Museum.
The Prince Yide's Tomb situated to the south east of the Qian Mountain. There are seventeen other tombs, the most important of which are those of Crown Prince Yide, Princess Yongtai and Crown Prince Zhanghuai. The underground chambers of these tombs are richly decorated with colorful murals and they are often referred to as the Underground Tang Art Gallery.
The Princess Yongtai's Tomb is the first tomb to be excavated and remains the most impressive of all the satellite tombs in Qianling.

3. Visit the Han Yangling Mausoleum.
The Han Yangling Mausoleum referring to Hanyangling as "Oriental Venus" is no exaggeration. The tomb has almost certainly been identified by the dicovery of 40,000 burial objects, including cavalrymen, infantrymen, painted nude pottery figurines, utensils, chariots, weapons, and a large number of pottery animals. These excavations have brought history back to the public for a second time, following after Qin's Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Archaeological finds have proved it is the most well-preserved and integrated Western Han Imperial Mauseloum. Located in the eastern part of Xianyang City, about 20 kilometers from both Xian and Xianyang International Airport, it's easy for visitors to find.

4. Back to your hotels.

City Tour Line

Departure: 8:30 am
Tour Type: Sightseeing, Cultural journey
Duration: 1 day
Attraction: Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Walls, Bell Tower, Muslim Street (Huimin Jie) .

Detail itinerary: 
1. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotels at 8:30 am.

2. Visit Shaanxi History Museum. The Shaanxi History Museum offers a full display of historic relics mainly excavated in the province.
The Shaanxi History Museum, a massive modern museum up to the national standard. It is a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang-dynasty style. It covers an area of 70,000 square metres, construction area being over 50,000 square metres. It collects the highlights of the Shaanxi culture and shows a development of the Chinese civilization. 

3. Visit the ancient city wall, which stretches round the old city.
The City Wall of Xi'an was established in the 3rd year of Hongwu Period of the Ming Dynasty (1370 A.D.) in a rectangular form with a perimeter of 13.79 km and an area of 11.47 km2. It is 12 meters tall, 14 meters wide at the top and 18 meters thick at the base with 18 gates and a surrounding moat, being the only best preserved large ancient fortress in China.

4. Visit Bell Tower.
The Bell Tower of Xi'an stands at the centre of the city with four main streets radiating from it in four directions linking the four gates in the city wall. It was built in 1384 and is 36 meters high. Originally a huge bell hanging beneath its roof served to give battle signals for the city's defence system. The tower has a 6-metre high archway on each side and a circular staircase leads to the top story

5. Travel Muslim Street.
Travel Muslim Street is a strong and thriving area of narrow streets, markets and shops. And it is a free bargaining Mecca and offers some of the best souvenir shopping and local snacks tasting in Xi'an.
6. Back to your hotels.

Optional lines

Huashan Mountain Tour
Departure: 8:00 am
Tour Type: Sightseeing, Cultural journey
Duration: 2 days
Attraction: Morning Sun Peak (the East Peak), the Lotus Flower Peak (the West Peak).

Detail itinerary: 
Day 1:
1. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 am, and then drive to Mt. Huashan, and it takes two hours on the way.
Mt. Huashan is always known for its precipitousness, with an altitude of 2,200 meters. It is located in Huayin County, Shaanxi Province. It is one of the noted Five Mountains in China and called the West Mountain in ancient times. There are five peaks: the Morning Sun Peak (the East Peak), the Lotus Flower Peak (the West Peak), the Jade Lady Peak (the Central Peak), the Wild Goose-resting Peak (the South Peak), the Cloudy Terrace Peak (the North Peak).
2. After having lunch (11:30 am), you will have a visit to Mt. Huashan.

Day 2:
1. After watching the sunrise, go down and have the lunch at the foot of the hill, and then back to Xi’an downtown. 
2. Back to your hotels. 

                        


 
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