Had 3 day break from work. Decided to book an entire package through a travel agent. I initially thought a bit expenside at Euro 800 each, but now that i'm back, it was well worth it.
Firstly, I would not have been able to see and do all the trips/attaractions they had organized.
Secondly the organizational requirements when you are not a local, would be daunting.
There is probably enough to see around Xian for at least a week, at the end of that you will be exhausted. More realistic would be 7 or 8 days.
We only went to the sites close to the city, had a live show, with dinner, and then went to the clay soldier site. ALL Excellent.
On the way to the soldiers, you are taken to a silk rug factory. Lots more to see than silk carpets, Interseting, but 200% more expensive than buying the same in Europe. (must think tourists are crazy)
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