How are you feeling after traveling to Beijing and Datong through the northern China tour? (Please look at Northern China Tour - Part 1 for more information about Beijing and Datong.) Exciting and Happy? Then, Pingyao and Xi'an which are the most popular destinations in China will be the next stops on your tours China. Here, you can embrace the eighth wonder of world - Terracotta Warriors with a history more than 2,000 years which you should not miss when you travel to Xi'an.
For the last few days of the tour, Pingyao and Xi'an would be your destinations. You will travel to Xi'an from Pingyao by train. Pingyao is a county in central Shanxi province. Originally built in the Western Zhou Dynasty (1045-256 B.C.), Pingyao Ancient City boasts a history of over 2,700 years. Xi'an, which was called Chang'an in ancient times, is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. Nowadays, you will find many historic spots when you travel to Xi'an. Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda are the top two attractions which are must-visit places. Please look for more information at WindhorseTour's Beijing to Xi'an Tour.
Pingyao City Wall, Shuanglin Temple and the Zhengguo Temple are three key attractions in Pingyao which you should not miss while you are having a China tour (The other tours of WindhorseTour that are also wonderful are China Highlights and Tibet Train Tour and Yunnan & Tibet Explorer to Kathmandu). Then there is the famous Rishengchang Exchange Shop which is one of the most famous forex shops in China. Located on the West Avenue, the shop is known as the "Countryside Grandfather" of sundry Chinese banks. You also can visit Wang Family Courtyard House with altogether 231 courtyards and 2,078 houses. The exquisitely crafted sculptures of stone, wood and brick can be found everywhere in the courtyard and are certainly a highlight of the compound.
After your journey in Pingyao, you will travel to Xi'an. Visiting the Terracotta Warriors is truly a highlight for your wonderful journey. The well-known Terracotta Warriors were created by the first Emperor of China -- Qin Shi Huang. It unfolded a strong army of altogether 7,000 life-size pottery soldiers, chariots, horses and weapons which were arranged in battle formations symbolically and guarding the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After visiting the Terracotta Warriors, you can visit the other famous attractions in Xi'an such as Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall and the Bell Tower. If you are interested in the Xi'an tour, please look at Best Xi'an 3 Day Tour for more information.
Join in a northern China tour, you will know more about China's culture and lifestyles. Don't miss the famous destinations in China. These places will bring you a wonderful experience.