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Private Day Tour to Famen Temple and Qian Mausoleum from Xian

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    Stop At: Famen Temple (Famen Si), Famen Zhen, Fufeng County 722200 China

    Afterwards you will continue driving 1.5 hours to Famen Temple. The history of Famen Temple can be traced back to Northern Zhou Dynasty(6th Century AD), but it was named Famen in 618AD in Tang Dynasty. In1987, four relics were found under the Relic Pagoda. Two of these were made of white jade. The third relic was from a famous monk. These three are called duplicate relics. The true relic, a finger bone of the Sakyamuni Buddha, is yellow-colored, with bone-like secretory granules. Thereafter, Famen Temple became a Buddhist place of pilgrimage. You will visit Treasure Hall, Grand Hall, Relic Pagoda and Namaste Dagoba, the Dagoba was designed to not only be a place of worship but to house the relics unearthed from the Famen pagoda. However, the True Relic will only be exhibited on 1st, 15th of each month for Chinese calendar, Saturday, Sunday and Chinese holidays.
    Afterwards you will take 2.5-hour ride back to your hotel in Xian where the trip concludes.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Qianling Museum, Lianshan Mountain, north of Qian County, Qian County 713300 China

    At 7:30 am, your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby in Xian, then you will take 1.5-hour ride to Qian Mausoleum.
    Qianlin Mausoleum was built for a couple, Emperor Gaozong and Empress Wuzetian in Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). But they were buried into 2 separate tombs respectively, and there is Sacred Road in between these two tombs with sculptures standing on both sides of the road.
    Your guide will take you to visit the Sacred Road, the famous stele, and view the big tombs. Afterwards you will visit the Tomb of Prince Yide who was buried nearby. In this tomb, there are well-preserved 40 pieces of tomb paintings about the daily life of the royal family including the hunting, fighting, ritual, maids etc. From these tomb paintings, you will know the high standard of art during Tang Dynasty.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Silk Road Trips, Xi'an 710000 China

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