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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.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Small Group Buddhism Walking Tour

2. Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Small Group Buddhism Walking Tour

Situated in Da Ci'en Temple, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. This tour will give you a comprehensive visit to this architectural masterpiece of Buddhism in China with 1300 years of history. After meeting up, follow your tour guide with a group of 7 people or less to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda by taking the subway like a real local. If the transportation option is selected, you will be transferred by a premium car and meet your tour guide at North Square. Walking through the Morning Clock and Fountain in North Square of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, you will enter the Da Ci'en Temple where the Pagoda stands. Listening to the interpretation of your expert guide, you can immerse yourself in this bright pearl on the Silk Road with excellent architectural beauty, precious Buddhist relics, rich religious culture, and stories of the famous ancient monk - Xuan Zang. You may also choose to climb up the pagoda to discover the secret of precious Sarira and enjoy the panoramic views from the top.

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What people are saying about Shanxi Province

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

Very good tour and Sam my guide was excellent, very knowledgable and helpful. Would recommend to any visitor to Xi’an.