29th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics
July 13 - 18, 2014, Xi'an, China

Tourism information


The China Peace International Tourism Co., Ltd. has been appointed as the official travel agent to provide the RGD29 participants and their accompanying persons with travel service, including hotel accommodation, city tours during the conference, and post conference tours around China. The following is the lists of the accompanying person’s tours and post conference tours. You could book the tours in the registration system.

Accompanying Person’s Tours

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Post Conference Tours

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About Xi’an city

In the heartland of China is Xi’an – capital of 13 ancient dynasties and deemed as one of the world’s birthplaces of civilization along with Athens, Cairo and Rome. Called Chang’an in olden days, it was a trading and military base in the sixth century and through time, has mystified traders and travelers who traversed the famous Silk Road. Xi’an is internationally famous as home to China’s most revered ancient relics, foremost of which is the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the 20th century’s most significant archaeological discovery. Considered a “natural museum” with its abundance of historical and cultural treasures Xi’an beckons tourists from all over the world.

Here we just list some of the most famous view spots of Xi’an, for more detailed tourism information about Xi’an, people may refer to the website: http://en1.xian-tourism.com/index.asp .

 Terracotta warriors and horses

Terracotta Warriors and Horses

A 16,000 square kilometer archaeological site featuring some 7,000 Terracotta warriors and horses figures, chariots and weapons in three excavated pits. Located 1.5 km from the burial site of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. Discovered in 1974, the State Council authorized the building of a museum on the site in 1975 and was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world’s Cultural Heritages.

Forest of Steles

On Sanxue Street near the south gate of the city, the museum was initially established in AD1087. The 900-year old museum features 3,000 Han to Qing Dynasty works of calligraphy, painting and historical records carved on stone steles including the “Classic on Filial Piety” by Emperor Xuanzong (AD745), the Kaicheng Stone Classics, the “Analects of Confucius”, among others.

Forest of Steles

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City Wall

The Xi’an city wall is not only the most complete architecture of ancient Chinese burghs but also the largest in size and integral ancient military fort of the world. During the transition period from Spring to Summer in 1997, US President Clinton the first stop of his China journey in Xi’an and sang high praise for the ancient city wall and the gates.

Bell Tower

The Bell Tower of Xi’an is the largest and best preserved of wooden towers in China. It is a stately traditional building that marks the geographical center of the ancient capital. Although the site itself is more of a landmark than an attraction, it is frequently enlivened with local performances. Visitors interested in local music should visit the site in the morning and early afternoon.

 Bell tower

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Big Wild Goose Pagoda, situated in the Da Ci’en Temple about 4 kilometers from the urban center, is one of the famous pagodas in China. As the symbol of the old-line Xi’an, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is an important culture relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang’an City (the name of Xi’an before the Ming dynasty).

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda stands in the Jianfu Temple in the southern suburb of Xi’an city. As it is newer and smaller than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the name was given to distinguish the two. Unlike the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it is dainty and exquisite in its appearance.

 

 Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Tang Paradise

Tang Paradise

Tang Paradise is a newly opened tourist attraction located in the Qujiang Resort, southeast of Xi’an. It covers a total area of 0.67 km2 and of which 0.2 km2 is water. Tang Paradise not only claims to be the biggest culture theme park in the northwest region of China but also the first royal-garden-like park to give a full display of the Tang dynasty’s (618-907) culture.

Hua Mountain

At a height of 2160 meters above sea level, Hua Mountain is the highest of China’s five sacred Taoist mountains (Wu Yue), and has a long history of religious significance. It is located 120 kilometers east of Xi’an, about 3 hours from the city centre. Hua Mountain has a variety of temples and other religious structures on its slopes and five peaks.

 Hua mountain

Famen Temple

Famen Temple

Famen Temple is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in China and plays a sovereign role in Chinese Buddhism. In China, there are many temple house treasures and artifacts, but the sheer quantity and quality of treasures in the Famen Temple are rare. Famen Temple was established in the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220), and the most representative structures in the temple are the Famen Temple Pagoda and Famen Temple Museum.

Muslim Street (Huimin Street)

Located at north of Bell & Drum Towers, Muslim Street (Huimin Street) is a very good and famous place for your shopping and dining. It is a Muslim community in the city with a 1100-meter-long annular walkway. Muslim Street has all kinds of local snacks, calligraphies, arts, handicrafts, paintings, terracotta figures, etc, and it definitely deserves a visit on your trip to Xi’an.

 Muslim Street

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