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Xian Ancient Capital Walking Tour
Tour Price: From 50USD Click for Price Details
Distance: about 20 kilometers
Duration: 09:00 to 16:00
Recommendation of tour time: All year round
Highlights: Tomb of Dongzhongshu, Wolong Temple, Forest Stone Tablet Museum, Shuyuanmen Culture Street, ancient City Wall, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Great Mosque, Muslim street…
Meet our guide at your hotel and take private transfer to our Xian ancient city walking tour’s starting point-Xiamaling Street, where the Tomb of Dongzhongshu is located. Dong is one of the most important Confucianism Masters, who had outlined the doctrine of five elements in mutual promotion, and tried to interpret Confucian ethics of loyalty and filial piety with the force of mutual promotion among.
Then you will go west and pass the Wolong Temple, a famous Buddhism temple built in Han Dynasty, which have a history around 1,800 years.
Walk along the City Wall and stop at the Forest Stone Tablet Museum. This museum focusing on displays of stone steles, epigraphs and stone sculptures from past dynasties, which is built based on Xian Confucius Temple. If you are interested in Chinese calligraphy, you cannot miss this museum.
Continue walk westward and cross Sanxue Street, you will arrive at the Shuyuanmen Culture Street, where lots of shops sell calligraphy, paints and local souvenirs. At the east exit of the street, you will pass the Guanzhong Shuyuan (now becomes Primary School of Xian Normal College), one of the 4 famous school in Ming & Qing Dynasty. Nearby, the Baoqing Pagoda stands at the busy downtown shopping area.
Cross the underpass and have lunch at La owan Restaurant. Then you will visit the South Gate of the ancient City Wall. You can either walk on top of the wall or rent a bike and ride along the wall. After that, walk by the Xiangzimiao Street and turn right to Zhubashi Street. This street is famous for its wood & bamboo workshops in past times.
Cross the street and walk to the Drum Tower Square. Go west and you will pass the Xian City God Temple. Then turn right and walk in the Muslim quarter. You will visit the mosque at Daxuexixiang. As it is located at the west area of the Muslim quarter, it is also call the West Great Mosque. After that, enjoy your shopping time at the Muslim street which is lined with shops selling souvenirs and local snacks.
Your Muslim quarter visit will be finished at the Beiyuanmen, then take private car transfer back to your hotel.
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