Shanxi Province
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Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple: Private Full-Day Tour

1. Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple: Private Full-Day Tour

Explore the enchanting sights around Datong and be driven in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the world-famous Yungang Grottoes, with its huge Buddhas carved in AD 460. The kilometer-long monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an artistic treasure trove. Made from sandstone, the largest Buddha is a staggering 56-foot tall while the smallest is just a few centimeters high. You'll then be driven to the Hanging Temple, built over 1,400 years ago during the Northern Wei Dynasty, then rebuilt in the Tang, Jin, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Standing 50 metres high in the air, the temple is unique not only in its concern for harmony and order, but also in its contents. At the Hanging Temple, its 40 perilous halls and pavilions lean straight over Golden Dragon Canyon. See these beautiful, ancient remnants of Buddhist history with a passionate local guide in tow.

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Xi'an: Skip-The-Line Terracotta Warriors Private Day Tour

2. Xi'an: Skip-The-Line Terracotta Warriors Private Day Tour

This private customizable day tour will take you to visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and two of the following highlights of Xian according to your personal interests: The Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, Banpo Museum, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Great Mosque or the Muslim Street. Start with a pickup from your downtown Xi'an hotel lobby and a one-hour drive onboard a private vehicle. Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Marvel at the massive life-sized terracotta warriors and horses troops. Experience the wonder of these ancient artifacts and gain a deep understanding about the First Emperor’s vision for his afterlife and his unification of China. Afterward, visit two of the following recommended sites. If you cannot decide on what to see, then the Xian City Wall and the Muslim Streets will be the default. At the end of the tour, get a transfer back to your downtown Xi'an hotel.

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Xi'an: Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Museum Guided Tour

3. Xi'an: Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Museum Guided Tour

Discover the artifacts from one of the world’s most significant archaeological excavations on this trip from Xi’an. Depart from Xi’an and enjoy a ride to the Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, which is home to over 7,000 terracotta warriors, which are over 2000 years old. See the over 7,000 terracotta warriors, terracotta horses, and numerous bronze chariots and weapons, and learn about China's first emperor, for whom the warriors were built. See artifacts from the first unified empire in Chinese history while learning about the rise of the empire. Visit the largest tomb in known Chinese history, and learn about Emperor Qinshihuang’s unique approach to funerary art and his vision of the afterlife and modern China while accompanied by an expert guide.

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What people are saying about Shanxi Province

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 70 reviews

Phoebe was a brilliant, knowledgeable guide with excellent English. The pick up and drop off from my hotel was very easy and the car was comfy and warm! The warriors were as amazing as expected with Phoebe’s expert knowledge of the history of the artefacts bringing it all to life. The lunch at a local restaurant afterwards was delicious - best meal I’ve had in Xi’an! Overall, a perfect tour and highly recommended. Thank you Phoebe!

My two friends and myself had such a brilliant experience. Our tour guide Maggie was incredible. So warm, welcoming, energetic and knowledgeable. Everything was timed perfectly and the food at the local restaurant afterwards was incredible. I’d highly recommend this experience! Katrina Dix

The trip was fabulous. Elaine was friendly, had good English and knew a lot. I was blown away seeing the warriors and hearing about them. I enjoyed the wall and the Muslim market. I would do it again. It was very easy to book with you.

It is an amazing city, a must see in China. The terracotta worriers museum is great and also the city wall. Definitely recommend to take this tour

Amazing and wanderful. No words to Describe the beauty of the place