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Great Mosque of Xi'an

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Muslim Quarter: Small Group Night Market Foodie Walking Tour

1. Muslim Quarter: Small Group Night Market Foodie Walking Tour

The Muslim Quarter’s narrow lanes are full of butcher shops, sesame oil factories, smaller mosques hidden behind enormous wooden doors, men in white skullcaps and women with their heads covered in colored scarves. Steeped in history, the neighborhood has housed a largely Muslim population since the 7th century. Many of the dishes served have changed little since that time. With a group of 7 people or fewer, this tour will offer incredible smells and tastes. Chefs stir-fry lamb and spices in hot woks set over blazing hot coal ovens. Nearby, hawkers roast walnuts or sell prunes of varying prices and degrees of quality. Stacks of bamboo baskets filled with mutton and beef dumplings steam away next to fresh fruit vendors and old ladies stir-frying potatoes. In addition to tasting the exquisite local cuisine, you can also choose the option to explore the largest and best-preserved of the early mosques of China like the Great Mosque, which was built primarily in the Ming Dynasty when Chinese architectural elements were synthesized into mosque architecture. After walking through the main street, your tour guide will lead you to the small lane in the quarter to the Sajinqiao area, where the real delicacies are.

Xi'an: Skip-The-Line Terracotta Warriors Private Day Tour

2. Xi'an: Skip-The-Line Terracotta Warriors Private Day Tour

This private customizable day tour will take you to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and two of the following highlights of Xian according to your personal interests: The Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi, Banpo Museum, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Great Mosque or the Muslim Street. Start with a pickup from your downtown Xi'an hotel lobby and a one-hour drive onboard a private vehicle. Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Marvel at the massive life-sized terracotta warriors and horses troops. Experience the wonder of these ancient artifacts and gain a deep understanding of the First Emperor’s vision for his afterlife and his unification of China. Afterward, visit two of the following recommended sites. If you cannot decide on what to see, then the Xian City Wall and the Muslim Streets will be the default. At the end of the tour, get a transfer back to your downtown Xi'an hotel.

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4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Best street food tour! The muslin area is a very interesting place with a nice food street, kilometeres long! We had a super local tour guide, who showed us the secret places, brought us to the best food places and showed us where and how the locals eat. It was fun and interesting! I highly recommend this tour to everybody. Thanks to our tourguide Noble for the excellent tour. :)

A very attentive and nice guide: Simon!

I was guided by Simon - we have been a very small group :) So I had the change to ask and talk a lot with him. We had also a nice stop at a tea shop - which was very interesting ... with the help of Simon I learned a lot about China and I enjoyed this evening very much - Thank you, Simon and greetings from Germany!

My guide was Andy. I got lost late so I waited patiently and asked what I wanted to do and helped me. Arranged the car to the hotel, and kept calling me until I went in! Thanks to you, it was good to know every corner