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Xian Yinchuan Xining Tour - 9 Days

Destination: Xian Yinchuan Zhongwei Xining
Duration: Nine Day
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This is an elaborately designed tour for you to explore the historic and cultural Xian, the unique scenery and distinct ethnic of the northwest China in typical Yinchuan and Xining.
Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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US$2100/persons 2100USD/Person

Day 1 Arrival in Xian
Arrive in Xian, our guide will pick up you from Airport or Train Station.Then transfer to hotel for rest.


Day 2 Xian
Morning drive to visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses. It is known as ¡°the Eighth Wonder of the World¡± and the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Those artifacts of numerous life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses with different features, facial expressions, clothing and hairstyles arranged in battle formations provide live examples to study the military, cultural and economic of the period they were made.

The next scheduled destination will be the Great Mosque. This is one of the oldest and largest mosques in Xian. Famed for its long history and unique architecture which is a combination of Islamic and traditional Chinese style, Great Mosque is a popular attraction for tourists coming to Xian.

Then we will move to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square. They are symbols of Xian city. Built in the ancient Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Bell Tower and Drum Tower have thousands of years' history with historical and cultural significance.

After dinner, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel for a good rest.


Day 3 Xian to Yinchuan
Today your sightseeing will begin with Ancient City Wall after breakfast at the hotel. Ancient City Wall is a one of the must-visit attraction and a symbol of ancient Xian. It is the largest and best preserved Ming Dynasty city wall. Visiting the City Wall you can not only learn city construction and architectural arts in ancient times, also you will get beautiful views of Xian City.

The next scheduled destination is Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a famous Buddhist pagoda in Xian, which was built in the Tang Dynasty and with traditional Chinese architect characteristics.

Then our guide will transfer you to the railway station for overnight train to Yinchuan.


Day 4 Yinchuan
Upon your arrival in Yinchuan, our local guide will meet you at the railway station and transfer you directly to the first destination Helanshan Rock Carvings. Helandshan Rock Carvings refer to the ancient rock carvings scripted around the hillside of the Helanshan. Helanshan is located about 40 kilometers from Yinchuan City and most of the Helanshan Rock Carvings are concentrated at Helankou Pass. These tens of thousands of rock carvings left by ancient nomadic tribes could be dated back to 6,000 years ago. These rock carvings about animals, human, the sun, plants, religious motifs and many other items are painted with various styles and profound connotations. Helanshan Rock Carvings are not only considered as artistic works left by ancient people, they are also precious materials for us to get to know the history, culture, economy and customs of the ancient nomads of northern China.

The next destination arranged will be Western Xia Tombs. Western Xia Imperial Tombs are located at the foot of the Helan Mountains in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The site occupies an area of 50 square kilometers. There are nine imperial mausoleums and 250 tombs of imperial relatives and officials. This burial complex lies 40 km westward from capital city of the Western Xia, the Xingqing fu or Xingqing which is the current Yinchuan. With its historic and cultural background, together with the surrounding magnificent Helan Mountains and spectaculars desert, Western Xia Tombs are popular tourist attraction in Yinchua.

At last, our guide will transfer you to the hotel for check in.


Day 5 Yinchuan to Zhongwei
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to Zhongwei for sightseeing. The first attraction to appreciate is 108 pagodas. It is a massive construction of 108 pagodas resting on the west cliff face of Qingtong Gorge, which is about 60 kilometers south of Yinchuan City. It is one of China's existing large Pagodas group. These pagodas are built out of bricks and by a massive buttress. Constructed in Western Xia Dynasty (1038-1227), this bizarre and unique sight has a strange but undeniable beauty. It is said that anyone who walks around all of the 108 pagodas will have eternal luck.

Next we will proceed to have a visit at Shapotou Tourism Area. The Shapotou Tourism Area is located in located in Zhongwei County, which has 150 kilometers distance from Yinchuan. It is one of the five most beautiful deserts in China, and is widely recognized as the capital of the sand. Standing on the sand hills, you can see the desert that stretches north and south, an oasis without borders. Besides enjoy the beauty and mystery of the desert, you will also have great fun by recreations like camel riding, sand-boarding, Yellow River cable-sliding and drifting.

After dinner, our guide will transfer you to local hotel for check in.


Day 6 Yinchuan to Xining
After breakfast, we will drive back to Yinchuan. Today your sightseeing at Yinchuan will begin with a visit to Nanguan Mosque. Nanguan Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Yinchuan. Famed for its unique, elegant and dignified structure and its typical Islamic architectural style, Nanguan Mosque is one important mosque for religious activities and tourist attractions in Ningxia.

Next we will proceed to visit Haibao Pagoda. Haibao Pagoda is located in the north suburb of Yinchuan. As one of the eight highlights of Yinchuan and one of the sixteen pagodas in China, Haibao Pagoda is a symbol of Yinchuan. Haibao Pagoda is not only featured with its pavilion-style and distinctive architecture, also you will have a panoramic view of Yinchuan City together with the majestic scenery of Helan Mountains and Yellow River.

Our last stop for today will be Ningxia Museum. The Ningxia Museum is a comprehensive historical museum in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. With a collection of cultural relics more than 10,000 and exhibitions about the Historical Relics of Ningxia, the Relics of Western Xia, the Revolutionary Relics of Ningxia and the Folk Custom Relics of Hui Nationality, Ningxia Museum has made great contribution for the study and understanding of the history and culture of Ningxia.

Afterwards, our guide will escort you to the railway station for train to Xining. You will take soft-sleeper


Day 7 Xining
When you arrived in Xining, our local guide will meet you at the railway station. Then our guide will bring you to have lunch. After lunch, we will have a visit to Dongguan Mosque. The Xining Dongguan Mosque is the largest and best-preserved mosque in the city of Xining. Also the Xining Dongguan Mosque is one of the four great mosques in the northwest China. Dongguan Mosque was first constructed in the year of 1380 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Dongguan Mosque attracts people there by its unique Islamic culture and featured architectures. Architectures of the mosque are constructed into the combined styles of Chinese traditional and Islamic architectural art.

After dinner, our guide will transfer you to the hotel for check in.


Day 8 Xining
Today your sightseeing will begin with a visit to Qinghai Lake. Located in the northeast of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the northwest of Xining, Qinghai Lake is the largest inland lake and salt water lake in China with an area of 4,456 square kilometers. Surrounded by four magnificent mountains with the vast grasslands connecting the lake and the mountains, the limpid and peaceful Qinghai Lake attracts numerous tourists there for its natural beauty. Qinghai Lake provides a lot to see and enjoy. The best time to travel to Qinghai Lake is summer when the surrounding mountains and grasslands are blanked with green plants, colorful flowers and flocks of cattle and sheep. Qinghai Lake gets its most spectacular scenery when the surround farmland is carpeted with blooming rape flowers. The Bird Island and biking around Qinghai Lake are the other two major attractions there.

Next we will move to visit Ta'er Monastery. Ta'er Monastery is also known as Kumbum Monastery. It is situated in Huangzhong County 25 kilometers away from Xining. The monastery was founded in 1577 to remember Tsong Khapa, founder of the Yellow Hat Sect of Buddhism. With its imposing architectures and construction, fascinating artworks of butter sculpture, barbolas and splendid murals, its distinct ethnic life and culture, Ta'er Monastery has been a famous Buddhist temple to admire.

After dinner, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel.


Day 9 Xining
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the airport for your homebound flight. Wish you a pleasant trip back home!

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