After we bid farewell to Beijing , we flew out to Xian , the second stop of our China tour. Xian is a large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China. Here we were met at the airport by the tour guide and transferred to the hotel.
We had an english speaking guide for the duration of our stay who was eager to show off this magical city to us.
Our itinerary in Xian :
- Experience the thrill and awe of seeing the individually sculpted faces of thousands of life-sized terra cotta warriors. Farmers accidentally discovered this army, buried with the first emperor for two millennia, including numerous of horses and chariots.
- More visits including the Huaqing Hot Spring, a magnificent summer residence for Tang emperors.
- Finish the day with a Tang Dynasty Palatial dinner and show.
- Enjoy a morning visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower and the Great Mosque with its surrounding alleys and shops.
Xian exceeded my expectations , the sightseeing, shopping and the cuisine was simply amazing.
It was time to fly out to Shanghai, the last leg of our trip.
Pics below are highlights of Xian: