We begin our journey from Beijing to Xi'an on the famous Bullet Train, a sleek and long airplane-shaped high-speed train, which travels up to 300 km per hour.
The inside of the train offers wide windows, comfortable seats and attendants. 5-seat rows are available in the train. Upon arrival, we will check in to the Grand Dynasty Hotel, located right at the edge of the distinctive Muslim Quarter, a haven for snack lovers.
After we have settled in we will go for a guided tour on the City wall, a National Historical and Cultural site, created by the Ming Dynasty to fortify Xi'an, and which has impressive moats, watchtowers, corner towers and covers a total of 14km.
For those who still have energy left the tour leader will lead the way on an evening stroll through the Muslim Quarter, known for its peculiar architecture with structures designed in the styles of both the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The area has been inhabited by Muslims for many generations, providing a rich combination of cultures to this area and the sight of over ten mosques. In its market, run by the locals, you will find all sorts of dried fruits, breads and cakes, many restaurants, and stalls of exotic food and snacks.