Xi'an Muslim Quarter Sights & Bites Tour

Eat your way through the food-filled streets of Xi'an's Muslim Quarter for a peek into local life by way of your stomach.


Hungry? We hope so. Immerse yourself in the culture, history and, most importantly, the food of Xi’an on this tour that puts diving into local street snacks front and centre. But not just any street snacks. You’ll be getting a firsthand look (and taste) of what locals love, and the stalls you’ll be stopping at aren’t likely be found in the pages of your guidebook. What you encounter as you wind your way through the colourful back alleys of Xi’an’s food-filled Muslim Quarter will be a tasty, unique, and fun trip through foodie heaven.

You’ll work your way to (and through) the tangle of stalls cooking up some of the best street food in the city. In the process, you’ll learn about, and get to snack on, specialities from five stalls that locals love. The stalls you end up at are normally hard to find, tucked away in the backstreets of the Muslim Quarter, so you know you’ll be getting a truly local experience with every bite.

Amidst all the snacking, go back in time with a stop at Gau’s Grand Courtyard, which in the evening is decorated with traditional red Chinese lanterns. The 400-year-old mansion is a good example of architecture from both the Ming and Qing Dynasties and provides a good overview of the history of the time. The serene courtyard is somewhat hard to spot, but it’s well worth exploring and a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the busy Muslim Quarter.

Once you have your fill, it’s time for a drink (or two) near the city walls along Defuxiang bar street, which as the name suggests, is lined with bars. While not long, the street offers a peek into the local nightlife of Xi’an and you can feel free to either stay out or make your way back to your hotel after a busy day of exploring and eating.


  •  Explore the sights and sounds of the winding maze of stalls
  •  Visit Gau's Grand Courtyard
  •  Experience traditional Chinese dwelling in the Muslim Quarter


48 Hours
3 Hours
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Operating Hours

Tour Start Time: 17:00hrs

Duration: 3 Hours

What You Get


  • 5 traditional snacks
  • Entrance fee to Gau's Courtyard


  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips or gratuities for your guide.

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes for walking.
  • Infants from 0-5 years can travel for free. 
  • Child aged 6-11 years pay the child rate.
  • The fried pancake, barbecue, and soup pau can all be ordered as vegetarian options.
  • Meeting Point: The travellers would be picked up from In the lobby of the Bell Tower hotel, No. 110 on South Street, Xi’an.

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  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

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  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

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