Tours on April 11

We recommend a one-day tour to NEMS2015 participants to travel around in Xi’An for sight-seeing on April 11, after the main conference. Please register at the Travel Counter at the Ballroom Foyer on April 8-9.

Xi’an sight-seeing Tour-Full Day

Date: April 11 (Saturday)
Price: CNY480 per head, excluding tax
Guide introduction in English

  • The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

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One of the most significant archaeological finds in the world, this 16,300-square-meter excavation reveals more than 7,000 life-size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations. (3 pits)
The terracotta warriors and horses, created about 2,200 years ago, were found in 1974 on the east side of the tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shihuang (259 BC – 210 BC) near Xi’an.
Emperor Qin Shihuang had Ying as his surname and Zheng as his given name. In 221 B.C., when he unified the whole country, named himself Shihuang Di and carried on the hereditary system.
To protect against harassment by the Hun aristocrats. Emperor Qin Shihuang ordered the Great Wall be built.

  • Huaqing Hot Springs

HuaqingHuaqing Hot Springs, also known as Huaqing Palace, is a well-known historic site and an AAAAA tourist attraction of China. It gets its fame for being the place where the romantic story of Emperor Tangxuanzong of Tang Dynasty (618-907) and his beloved Yang Guifei (or Concubine Yang) took place. As a matter of fact, the site had been as an imperial palace for emperors’ short stays away from the capital for more than 3000 years. Emperors of Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui and Tang dynasties spent the winter at this place every year.
Emperor Zhouyouwang of Western Zhou Dynasty (1046BC-771BC) is said to be the first emperor who ordered to build a palace at the site. In the following dynasties, the palace was repaired and expanded for several times, given the name of “Hot Spring Palace” and finally denominated “Huaqqing Palace” by Emperor Tangxuanzong. The palace was constructed above hot springs, hence the site is also called “Huaqing Hot Springs”.

  • The Xi’an Circumvallation

CircumvallationThe Xi’an Circumvallation site is located at the center of Xi’an city with the form of a rectangular. The circumvallation, with its wall height of 12 meters, bottom width of 18 meters and top width of 15 meters, consists of 4 city gates: changle gate to the east, anding gate to the west, yongling gate to the south and anyuan gate to the north. Its east wall has the length of 2590 meters, west wall of 2631.2 meters, south wall of 3441.6 meters and north wall of 3241 meters. It was constructed on the basis of the tang imperial city and under the strategic consideration of defense. The thickness of the wall is larger than its height and is very solid that cars can run on it. The existing circumvallation was built during 1373-1378 with the history of more than 600 years. It is one of the most famous wall constructions in China’s history after the middle ages as well as the most preserved ancient one in China.