I have been working as a tour guide for over 10 years and also used to work as a national guide who always took tour groups to travel through the country. Now I mainly work as a full time tour guide in Xi'an city. After working in various tour agencies and being a tour guide independently, I have got a better understanding for what travelers need and what do they expect during their traveling.
Among all these cities I have ever been to, Xi'an is one of my favorite.
For most of foreign travelers who have never been to Xi'an before, the city will be considered as a small town. In fact, apart from being the hometown of the world renowned Terra-cotta Warriors, Xi'an has became one of latest national central cities in China today. It is known as the starting point of the world famous "Silk Road" and reputed as one of the "Four Ancient Capitals of the World", together with Rome, Athens and Byzantine. There were 13 dynasties had their capitals established in Xi'an with a time duration of over 1, 100 years. The splendid and glorious dynastic period had long gone with the vanishing of the Great Tang dynasty, but a considerable amount of ancient monuments from the former Chang'an city have survived in the modern city. Like the best preserved city wall of Xi'an, the Bell & Drum Tower, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the well known Great Mosque. It is still a city with compelling beauty and history. People always say in China "If you want to know something about a 3, 000 years old China, you should make a trip to Xi'an. Want to know something about 600 year old China, you should go to Beijing, and a 100 years China, Shanghai. " This shows how important Xi'an is as a tourist destination.
As a guide mostly based in Xi'an, I do almost all kinds of tours. Like package tours with hired private transportation, morning & evening food tours by walking or public transportation, walking tours and night tours etc. I will try my best to give all my guests a truly local experiences and to help them to enjoy their stay in my own city!
I am happy and ready to show you this beautiful city and to help you to enjoy staying in my own town! So please come here and go around with me!
A Recent Review of this guide
We enjoyed every minute of this tour. Lingtao (Michael) was so professional, friendly and knowledgeable and gave us the best experience possible, also spoke perfect English. Great time of year with fewer crowds. The lunch was amazing and delicious with no coach loads of other tourists. Also took us to Xian wall. Michael went out of his way to also give us directions on how to get to the Wild Goose Pagoda for that evening and messaged us to ensure we were ok later. Highly recommend Michael.
I am an official licensed tour guide by the Shaanxi Tourism Association.
I am a licensed tour guide but not a driver. I can arrange all kinds of vehicles with drivers for groups with different sizes. I also provide tours without using private transfer, like walking tour, morning or evening food tours with local transportation.