Xian ( Meals: -/L/- )
Depart from your hotel to visit the Old City Wall,which is the most complete city wall survived in China as well as one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. The wall was built in the Tang dynasty (618 -907) and enlarged in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
Then visit the Bell Tower, which is the most well-preserved and best-known one among many ancient cities of China. The Bell Tower was originally built in the Yingxiang Temple in 1384, at the intersection of West Street and Guangji Street. Then in 1582, it was moved to its present pivotal position, in the very heart of the city at the junction of four main streets extending to the east, south, west and north, for rebuilding and later restorations. With magnificent carved beams and painted rafters, this classical building is truly elegant.
Continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated at south of the Xian city,as one of the main constructions in the famous Buddhist temple-Da-Ci-En Temple, the pagoda is one of the most distinctive and outstanding landmarks for Xian City.
After having lunch at local restaurant, have a tour to the Great Mosque. Located in a district inhabited mainly by the Moslem Hui minority people, it is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. There is said to have been a mosque here as early as the Tang Dynasty period (618 A.D.-907 A.D.). Then be transferred back to your hotel.
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