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Xian Tibet Tours

The ancient city of Xian, formerly known in Chinese history as Changan, is one of the oldest cities in China and the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Xian has served as the capital city for 13 of China’s ruling dynasties so the city is filled with historic sites – the most important of which is, of course, the 2,200-year old Terracotta Warriors. But there is much more to see in Xi’an than just the iconic Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Xian was the capital city for the Tang Dynasty from 618 to 907 A.D. and it was the starting point for the ancient trading route the Silk Road, so its historic role in the development of China was a crucial one. With its unique cultural and historic significance, Xian is a must-see city for any traveler and a convenient gateway for anyone wishing to travel on to Tibet.

2-Day Xian City History Tour

2-Day Xian City History Tour

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This tour will take you through the historic sites of China’s first capital city, Xi’an. Upon arrival in Xi’an, you will cycle along Xi’an’s city walls, some of the best-preserved ancient city walls in China. Your voyage ultimately leads to the UNESCO Terracotta Warriors.

Xian Terracotta Army Discovery Tour

Xian Terracotta Army Discovery Tour

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This one day tour leads you through Xi’an’s most famous sites. Waiting for you are the the Terracotta Warriors- one of the 20th century’s biggest archeological finds, as well as the modern day bustling Muslim Quarter of Xi’an, a testament to the city’s trading history.

3-Day Xian Exploration Tour

3-Day Xian Exploration Tour

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Travelers on this exploration of Xi’an will see the most important attractions of China’s ancient capital, Xi’an. From the best-preserved ancient city walls in China to the famous Terracotta Warriors, to the Muslim quarter, you will get a true feeling of what Xi’an is like.

7-Day Xian Lhasa Tour by Flight

7-Day Xian Lhasa Tour by Flight

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In Xi’an, visitors will see the Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors, and much more in 3 days. On day 4, they fly to Lhasa, Tibet’s capital. Lhasa offers the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street, and Lhasa’s most holy temples and monasteries.

8-Day Xian to Tibet Tour Via Qinghai Tibet Railway

8-Day Xian to Tibet Tour Via Qinghai Tibet Railway

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This tour covers a huge distance, and shows you the beautiful, ancient, and holy sites of the Qinghai and Tibet plateaus. After thoroughly exploring Xi’an, you will head to Lhasa on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, to see Lhasa and Tibet’s historic temples and locales.

9-Day Xian Lhasa Namtso Tour by Air

9-Day Xian Lhasa Namtso Tour by Air

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Visitors will experience the history and sights of Xi’an- the Terracotta Warriors, city walls, and much more. After Xi’an fly to Lhasa and see it’s most iconic and holy places. From Lhasa, you will make your way Namtso Lake and back, visiting the many sights along the way.

10-Day Xian Lhasa Shigatse Tour via Qinghai-Tibet Railway

10-Day Xian Lhasa Shigatse Tour via Qinghai-Tibet Railway

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Xi’an offers its ancient history and modern bustle over your first 4 days of this tour. After the iconic railway journey from the Qinghai to Tibet plateau, you will make your way to Lhasa, where Norbulingka, Drepung, Jokhang, the Potala Palace, and much more await you.

11-Day Xian Lhasa EBC Kathmandu Tour by Train

11-Day Xian Lhasa EBC Kathmandu Tour by Train

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From the sights and history of Xi’an, China’s first capital, to Tibet’s capital city, Lhasa, this tour lets you experience Western China to the fullest. After seeing some of western China’s best offerings, you will make your way across the Himalayas to Kathmandu in Nepal.

Xian Tibet Tours FAQ

  • How to travel to Tibet from Xian?

    Tourists are suggested to travel to Tibet from Xian by flights or train. If they do not want a long train ride, they can fly to Xining to catch a train to Lhasa

    By flights – It takes around 3 hours and 30 minutes and costs around 2300 RMB to take a flight from Xian to Lhasa. Taking a flight is the most recommended way to travel to Tibet, because there are several non-stop flights from Xian to Lhasa every day, and there are often discounts for flights tickets.

    By train – The sceneries along the railway from Xian to Lhasa are very beautiful. If it is ok for you to take a 32-hour-long train ride, you can take a train. The ticket price is around 1000 RMB.

    Fly to Xining, and then take a train to Lhasa – If you want to admire the sceneries along the railway, but do not want to spend too much time on a train. It is suggested to fly to Xining from Xian, and then take a train to Lhasa. You only need to spend 22 hours on the train in this way.

  • Is it worth to spend several days in Xian before departing for Tibet?

    Yes! Xian is one of the most historical cities in China. The Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi History Museum are the best places to learn about the history and culture about Xian and China. The Terracotta Army, a world heritage site selected by UNESCO, attracts thousands of tourists every year. The Qin Shihuang constructed this army to guard his tomb. Now, the underground army is priceless artwork for modern people.

    If you like delicacy, the Muslim Quarter is a must-go place. Countless local snacks, Barbeques, noodle restaurants and handcraft shops are grouped on this area. The roast mutton is a must-food in this area.

  • How was the Terracotta Army discovered?

    The Terracotta was discovered in 1974 by a local farmer in Shaanxi Province.

    In March 1974, a farmer tried to dig a well 1.5 kilometers to the east of the Tomb of Qin Shihuang. He did not find any water, but lots of fragments of terracotta warriors. He realized there must be something special under earth, so he reported this to the local government. However, the local government just asked him to dig a well anywhere else and tried to reassemble these fragments.

    In June 1974, a journalist of Xinhua News Agency saw these terracotta warriors and reported this to the central government in Beijing. After researching the area where these terracotta warriors were unearthed, the central government were sure there were much priceless relics in that area, so they sent lots of archeologists to unearth more ruins of Terracotta Army. Some of them are preserved very well.