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Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses

In March,1974,Terra Cotta Warriors &Horses been discovered accidentally by some farmers,it’s stirred up a sensation across the whole world.After archaeological excavation, it was found that this was an oblong pit in which were buried terra-cotta warriors and horses from the Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC), the first feudal empire in China.After drilling,another two pits were discovered in 1976,then were numbered Pit 1,2,3 respectively in order of discovery. In 1975, the State Council gave permission to build the museum on the site of Pit No.1 and the museum was officially open to the public on October 1,1979. Every year Millions of visitors from all over the world visit the museum,it’s been called the eighth wonder of the world!

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Situated in the Da Ci’en Temple,the Big Wild Pagoda is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China. Originally the temple was built in 589AD, it was not until 648AD ,when Emperor Li Zhi, then still a crown prince,sponsored a repair the temple,then it’s became an imperial place for royal family.In 652AD Xuan Zang who was both a great translator and traveler, stayed in India for 17 years,made a proposal to the court for a pagoda to be built inside temple, to store the scriptures and statues he had brought back from India.The pagoda was an architectural marvel,was built with layers of bricks but without any cement,the grand body of the pagoda with its solemn appearance,simple style and high structure, is indeed a good example of ancient people’s wisdom and talent.

Local Park

Local Park

What do the local people do in the morning? Follow us to this park and find out the answer. Taiji, dancing,singing , physical exercise, playing music instruments ,etc. People lived nearby go to the park every morning,meet their friends , do some exercise then shopping at the morning market.Join them, if you’re interested in any group,you may feel their warmly welcome,will bring you a wonderful experience and Wow in your trip.

City Wall

City Wall

The city wall of Xi’an is an extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure (618-907AD),as a result of this wall building campaign.Xi’an’s city wall after its enlargement in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) stands 12 meters high and 13.7 kilometers in length. City Wall formed a complex and well-organized system of the defense. It is also the most complete city wall to have survived through China’s long history.The city wall itself is a true display of the ability and wisdom of the working people in ancient times. After repairs,you can ride the bike along the wall today,enjoy the beautiful scenery of Xi’an.

Great Mosque

Great Mosque

The Mosque at Huajue Lane is the largest in Xi’an and it is also one of the earliest built on a comparatively large scale,and the best preserved mosque in China.This mosque is the major spot for the religious activities of over 100,000 Moslems in Xi’an. The mosque is said to have been built in the Tang Dynasty,around 742AD, but the architectural style of the mosque suggests a possible building dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), unlike Arabic mosque which have splendid domes,minarets reaching into the clouds,colorful engraved sketches with dazzling patterns,the mosque in Xi’an possesses much Chinese tradition in both design and artistic outlook.Different from the Islamic mosque,here has more characteristics of Chinese pavilions, with painted beams and engraved ridgepoles.Peaceful and quiet feeling if you wandering inside the mosque,but so different when you walk around out of the mosque, it’s a busy market , you may see many local snakes and try it,experience the colorful local moslems life.

About Us

Jessie is the founder of Touchxian tour, she’s being an English speaking tour guide more than 15 years. Every year she meets many tourists from all over the world and get very good reputations from her clients.But she is not fighting alone,she has built up a wonderful team with professional guides,experienced drivers and great partners all around the country.As a local expertise, we would like to share more things about Xi’an,not only Terra Cotta Warriors and horses,but more history of this city, colorful culture,local custom,and delicious food ,etc. So join us, arrange the unique and memorable trip for you !

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