This is a tour designed for exploring different religions in Xi’an. Through the tour, you will gain an understanding of Buddhist and Taoist Temples. Regardless of differences in beliefs, it is interesting to visit the religious worlds people have immersed themselves in and learn about how religion has been in an integral part in the creation of these temples and mosques. The guide will show you how the locals pray in the temples and how they have protected the invaluable culture wealth of their ancestors for thousands of years.
|HIGHLIGHTS||Experience the religious culture of ancient Xi’an
Observe how Buddhists pray at home and at temples
Visit the Unique Lama Temple in Xi’an
The origin and development of Islam in China
|WHY CHOOSE THIS TOUR||This tour is tailor-made for the ones who are most interested in the formation, development, and preservation of diverse religions in China. You will get to know not only the origin and development of Buddhism, Taoism, Islam and Catholicism in China, but also the ways people serve their beliefs and the various construction styles of each religion.|
|INCLUDED||Excellent English-Speaking tour guide
Free hotel pick up and drop off service
Private car or van with professional driver
Travel Agent Insurance
Gratuities to guides
Travel insurance coverage for injuries/accidents
Daxingshan Temple is a pure and peaceful Buddhist space in the prosperous metropolis of Xi’an. This temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in China and a birthplace of Chinese Tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana).In the temple, there are trees with beautiful flowers, famous paintings and stone tablets that record the restoration of the temple.
This is the only Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Shaanxi Province.This temple was a Xanadu for the Grand Lama of the Northwest and Tibet when he passed through Shaanxi along the road to Beijing to meet with the king. It is a witness to the Tibetan and Han nationality’s cultural communication and national solidification.
Temple of the Eight Immortals
This temple the largest Taoist temple in Xi’an, covering 19 acres and consisting of three courtyards. Hall of Lingguan, Hall of Eight Immortals, Hall of Doumu, Hall of Master Lü and Juxian Hall all the must-see sites.
The Great Mosque in Xi’an is one of the oldest, largest and most well-preserved Islamic mosques in China. In X’ian, it is really well worth a trip to see the Great Mosque, not only for its century-old history but also for its particular design of mixed architecture, combinging traditional Muslim and Chinese styles.
Catholic Church at Wuxing Street
St. Francis was founded by Ma Daidi, an Italian Catholic missionary who was appointed by the Bishop of Shaanxi Catholic Church, between 1716 and 1727. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and ecology, and was the founder of the Franciscan order.
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