Xi'an - Terra-cotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pogoda
This morning set off to visit the Terracotta Warriors. You will learn about this incredible archaeological find, discovered in 1976 by farmers digging a well, after being buried for 2,000 years. Three main pits are open for you to view, where just under 2,000 of the total 6,000 warriors – each individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height, and even facial expression – stand in battle formation.
Later we will take the bus to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Once, the pagoda held old Buddhist relics and classics brought from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. If you are lucky you may catch a fantastic musical fountain show at the north square of the temple.
Xi'an - City Wall, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter
Start the day with a walking tour of the ancient City Wall, the most significant and best-preserved wall extant in China stretching over 13 kilometers around Xian. Then we will take a walk around the trendy Muslim quarter and stroll through the narrow streets dotted with small shops, markets and restaurants to reach the Great Mosque. The Great Mosque of Xi'an is the most significant mosque in China. It was constructed during the Hongwu reign of the Ming dynasty, with further additions during the Qing dynasty. Previous religious complexes are known to have stood on the same site, dating back as far as the Tang dynasty.