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Luxury Xian Tours Are Pleasurable On Your Xi’an Travel

By Roger Chen

VIP Xian Tours on a Xian Travel are a rare pleasure guided access to sites not open to the general public. Some thirty individuals a day are allowed this privileged access that dignitaries and other special persons enjoy. Your accommodations and transport will be top of the line.

A behind the scenes view of magnificent relics discovered in this part of China and still being discovered there will be an unforgettable one. The great capital of ancient China has much to share with the history lover. Much larger than Imperial Rome or medieval London, it was a global trade capital located at the starting point of the Silk Road. The magnificent sites befit its ancient status and those on Xian Tours will discover why this is so.

Some examples of what you may see when you tour Xian

The Provincial Archaeological Research Institute is the place to see the process of restoration work. The Institute has found thousands of sites already and is still uncovering more. Recent finds include the 2002 discovery of the tomb of Xu Xianxiu with murals of over 200 people and buried relics like a ring of western origin that is evidences trade ties and Xian travel during the period and burial sites found in 2005 from the era of the Zhou Dynasty.

In the month of March 2010, the Institute found the north gate of the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum site which is still being excavated. This first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, the first Emperor of a united China is the one who had the stunning Terracotta Warriors built to guard his tomb. Scientists involved in restoration can be seen at work. Sites of actual discoveries can also be visited on your Xian tours.

A visit to the Famen Temple can be part of the Xian Tours. Located in Famen Town about 74 miles west of Xian, this temple is one of the most important Buddhist temples in existence. It contains the precious phalanx bone of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. According to the Buddhist records, Famen Temple was originally built during the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty to store the holy bone. The temple became the royal temple in the Tang Dynasty. In 874 AD, the holy phalanx was buried in the Underground Palace under the Famen Temple Pagoda with royal property and the secret of these buried treasures were kept until 1987, when the Underground Palace was found by archaeologists. They found the hidden bone as well as two thousand precious relics of the Tang Dynasty. To enhance preservation of these treasures, Famen Temple Museum was established in 1989. Among the treasures, a gold-plated Buddhist abbot staff over six feet in length is the oldest and biggest Buddhist object ever found. It also includes thirteen pieces of royal china made using techniques that have disappeared through the mists of time. As part of the Xian tour, a visit to the Underground Vault reveals the most valuable Buddhist relics.

A visit to the Xian Municipal Institute for Archeological Research will be where the vessel storing the oldest wine in the world can be found. With special gloves on a privileged few can hold priceless treasure. Artifacts from the Neolithic village at the Banpo Museum, ancient tombs and other sites such as the City Wall, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Great Mosque can be on the tour Xian itinerary

The Forest of Stone Steles Museum started with over 1000 Stone Tablets inscribed with notable important calligraphy and writings of the time. Over time, the number of Steles grew to over 3500 and is considered a national treasure. Here are preserved some of the most important works of famous ancient Chinese authors, including Confucius. The building itself is a historical monument as it was once the site of the Temple of Confucius during the Northern Song dynasty dating from 960-1127 AD. With 900 years of history, this treasure house holds a large collection of the earliest stone steles of different periods, from the Han Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty and is an enjoyable part of your Xian Travel. The museum has seven exhibitions halls. Privileged access means copies of inscriptions from Steles can be made. Each stele is limited to the number of rubbings, but as part of the VIP Tour, the inscription copy made is one to keep.

At the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum holding more than 300,000 historical pieces of importance, the National Treasure Vault is accessible to important guests. Here are original murals showing as polo as first introduced in the Tang Dynasty era. Murals along the pathway to ancient Tang Dynasty tombs may be included. Xian Tours are an experience anyone travelling to Xian to will appreciate.

If you undertake a Xian travel, how about considering creating private Xian tours to get the most out of your holiday

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