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Day Tours Xi'an

#70 of 142 Tours in Xi'an
Xi'an, China
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About Day Tours Xi'an
Day Tour Xi'an offers the best possible local tours and events. We are a group of experienced local guides based in Xi'an. We were born here and grown up here and know all the detailed local history and culture. We want to share our knowledge with friends from all over the world.
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okeeffeconrad wrote a review Nov 2017
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions1 helpful vote
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Had a wonderful tour organised by China Travel .. our guide Nancy was amazing . Very knowledgeable, helpful at all times .. helped me buy food and recommended really good restaurants . Can’t recommended China Travel tours highly enough
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Warren Caragata wrote a review Apr 2015
Ottawa, Canada45 contributions18 helpful votes
We recommend most highly a day guide, Lee Guo Li, who goes by name of Lee for English speaking clients. His email address is leeguoli2013@163.com. His Xi'an phone number is 1336-397-9370. Lee is a walking encyclopedia of Chinese history and lore -- a critical attribute for any guide in Xi'an, which has played such a central role in China's history. But Lee is knowledgeable without being pedantic. Beyond that, he is considerate, patient, cheerful, and has a good sense of humor. He not only knows his dynasties but can suggest good places to eat and chat happily about the similarities and differences in how we lead our lives. That makes him not only a good guide but a pleasant travel companion. His English is excellent and he has had a lot of experience guiding tourists of all nationalists around Xi'an and the surrounding region. During the three days, we went to see the terracotta warriors, the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, the Hua Shan Mountains, and the Big Goose Pagoda. His energy, good humor and knowledge never faltered.
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Funambulator wrote a review Nov 2013
The Rocks, Australia1766 contributions158 helpful votes
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Xi'an as a must-see destination in China now stands up there with Beijing for those travellers interested in the history of this ancient land. The discovery of the Terra-cotta warriors, horses & chariots in 1974 by Shaaxi Province farmers & the resultant archaeological development & painstaking restoration work has catapulted Xi'an into the first rank of world tourism. The sheer scope of the site is amazing, the Qin Terra-cotta Warriors Museum is divided into three pits comprising a massive area of over 16,000 square metres! The 1000s of soldiers and horses in the main pit are lined up in rows surrounded by a rectangular, raised viewing platform, allowing visitors (vast numbers of them) to edge their way along the platform to see all of the clay figures on display. Another standout feature of the visit for me was to see Mr Yang in person (the farmer who actually discovered the pieces in 1974). The tight-lipped, camera-shy Mr Yang was given a job for life by the government to sit round all day signing books about the Terra-cotta Warriors! One of the challenges for tourists is to try to sneak a picture of him, as if he senses that someone is trying to do this, he will invariably thrust out a "No photos" sign in front of his face! Our guide told us a wonderful anecdote of Mr Yang's hilarious encounter with President Clinton in Xi'an in 1995. Before we visited the museum site itself, we visited a nearby factory where you can buy replicas of the Warriors, all ranks (foot soldiers, kneeling archers, generals, etc) & in all sizes. All manner of TCW-associated objects were for sale at the factory. Both it & the Museum represent Terra-cotta tourism overdrive! All sort of keepsake gimmicks are available for the tourist including photos of your face superimposed onto the torso of a Terra-cotta Warrior (Personalised Warrior Statue)! Non-Terra-cotta activities in Xi'an include driving, cycling or walking along the impressive, high City Walls & a visit to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.
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Date of experience: February 2013
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josiehuang wrote a review Apr 2013
Guilin, China30 contributions1 helpful vote
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Last September, Three of my friends and I went for a travel on the silk road, china. It was the most great and wonderful tour that we ever had.We found out many people are itching for exploring the these ancient trade routes between China and the West began in Xi’an, China . So here i would like to share some top things to do in Xian, Silk Road China. The Silk Road China The Silk Road (Route) is a historically important international trade route across Eurasia. A rich collection of images, text and annotated resources on the cultures of the historic Silk Road China helps you know more about the great Golden Silk Road Route China. Ningxia Ancient Tombs Xixia Imperial Mausoleum (Emperor's Tombs) in Helan Mountain in Yinchuan, Ningxia, is called as "Oriental Pyramid" Three famous festivals of Musilims 1. Balram Festival:The Rozah Festival, or Islam Balram, is an important traditional festival of ten minority nationalities, Xinjiang Uygur, Ningxia Hui ethnic groups. Kashgar is a big family where all ethnic groups.... 2. Corban Festival (Eid al-Adha): called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival for Muslims. 3. Mawlid (Maulidi) Festival: It is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which occurs in Rabi' al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar. Qomul Hami Hui King's Mansion & Tombs (1) Qomul Hami Hui King's Mansion (2) Qomul Hami Hui King's Tombs The Karez Underground Irrigation System: It is a special irrigation system in Desert area. Along with the Great Wall and the Grand Canal from Beijing to Hangzhou, are three major projects of ancient China. The Grape Valley: It is a National 5 a-level tourist scenic spot famous for grape. Jiaohe Ancient City Ruins: is the largest, oldest and best preserved earth construction City in the world and also the most complete city ruins that has been saved more than 2,000 years in China. Tuyugou Valley Tuyoq or Tuyugou is one of the most ancient Uyghur oasis-village in the Taklamakan desert, with a well preserved Uyghur orientation, and few tourists. It is famous for its seedless grapes and a number of ancient Buddhist meditation caves nearby containing frescos. Loulan Ruins: Loulan was an ancient kingdom based around an important oasis city along the Silk Road already known in the 2nd century BCE on the north-eastern edge of the Lop Desert. The term Loulan is used to refer to the city located near Lop Nur as well as the kingdom. Uyghur cloth printing dyeing (Xinjiang Uyghur Ikat): Ikat, or Ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres prior to dyeing. The word ikat derives from the Indonesian word mengikat 'to tie'. Hotan blanket (Xinjiang Palazi): The palazi is a kind of traditional blanket that dates back more than 3,000 years ago. Usually woven using colorful wool thread, palazi-weaving has remained largely unchanged through the centuries. Hotan (Nephrite) jade: While nephrite jade possess mainly grays and greens (and occasionally yellows, browns or whites), jadeite jade, which is rarer, can also contain blacks, reds, pinks and violets. Nephrite jade is an ornamental stone, used in carvings, beads, or cabochon cut gemstones.) Saussure Involucrate: Xinjiang saussurea involucrata (Alias snow lotus) Main growth in north and south slope of Tianshan Mountain. Several varieties of snow lotus are used in traditional Tibetan medicine.
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Date of experience: September 2012
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travelgirl5703 wrote a review Nov 2012
England, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
I am a solo backpacker and usually stay away from booking tours (as you know, typical 20 year old backpacker on a budget). However, I decided for the Terracotta Warriors I would make an exception. I booked a Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an with Gary and I was highly impressed about the service. The guide was really informative, let me stop whenever I wanted to take photos, any questions I asked were fully answered. It was a really great way to see something that you hear about your whole life...and I was not let down! The Terracotta Warriors themselves were spectacular, and I even got a chance to have my photo with the warriors! I learnt so many things that I never knew and the guide was very enthusiastic (something which is hard to find these days)! Thankyou Gary for organising this!
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Date of experience: September 2012
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