Early start today for a plane trip to Xian and we arrived in the afternoon to be picked up by our new guide Zo. We stopped briefly at our hotel, Grand Noble Hotel, and then on to see the Wild Goose Pagoda. Xian is a very historical city with old city walls and was the beginning of the Silk Road. The pagoda was built in memory of the Emporer Tang’s mother and housed the Buddhist scriptures of the Chinese monk Xuan Zang who travelled west to India and back in search of the scriptures to bring back to China and then translate.
We went to the Opera House to have a dumpling banquet and watch a show of dance and music with wonderful, colourful traditional costumes. That was worth seeing despite being sotired from our very ealy start.