Take a step back in time on this unique adventure that gets you up close and personal with Xi’an’s old city walls, the most complete ancient city wall in China. You’ll start with a visit to City Wall Park where in the morning, locals dance, practice tai chi, and even sing Qin opera (the traditional opera in Shaanxi Province). Feel free to join in if you’re feeling inspired! (Or just watch.)
Centre your thoughts and learn more about the history and culture of Buddhism at Crouching Dragon Temple, or Wolong Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Shaanxi Province.
You’ll follow your morning of exploring with a culinary adventure through one of the biggest morning markets along the city wall. Watch food being prepared before your eyes from some of the best stalls in the market — stalls that locals swear by. The first meal of the day is a big deal in Xi’an and you’ll get to experience it like a local, snacking on five specialties as you eat your way through the market.
Belly full, you’ll be ready to check out the old city wall. You’ll start at the east gate, and once atop the wall there will be great photo ops of the city below. Walking the wall’s perimeter is the best way to experience it, or if two wheels is your preference you can rent a bike. The 12-metre high wall is sometimes referred to as “China’s other Great Wall” and was erected in the 14th century during the Ming Dynasty.
The whole way, whether you’re stuffing your face with local delicacies or admiring the ancient wall, we promise you’ll be learning about the culture and history of Xi’an, all while having a blast.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 5 traditional snacks (roujiamo, beef pancake, kudai noodles, fried dumplings, and rice wine), City Wall entrance fees.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Some of the snacks on this tour (the kudai noodles and dumplings) are vegetarian or can be ordered as vegetarian. Also, the roujiamo and beef pancake can be changed to alternate vegetarian options such as bingjiacai and zenggao.
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