There is no better palace in Xian to experience the local lifestyle than Zhangjiayao Village, where you can taste local snacks, make pottery wares , visit the cave dwelling houses and step into Central Shaanxi Plain Courtyards.
Your private guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel, then you will be guided to the Folk Culture Village---known as Zhangs Family Cave Dwelling, which is built on the bases of its local geographic, biological and cultural resources. You can see nearly 100 cave dwelling houses on the loess plateau, which are cool in summer and warm in winter. Listen to the history and story of the village from your knowledgeable guide.When you stroll around the village, you will even see some millstones inserted in the walls along the path.
Then, the next stop will be Yuanjia Village, where you can feast yourself on any kind of food there.
Yuanjia Village is situated at Yanxia Town, at the foot of Jiuzong Mountain. This village is located in Li Quan county, about 70KM away from Xi'an, is considered as the Live Folk Art Museum in Shannxi Province and as the ecosystem life experience site. It used to be one of the poorest villages in that region in 1950s, around 300 people in the village had incredible hard life. Starting from the early 1970s, under the leadership of the head of the village named Guo Yu lu, the whole village had a tremendous changes. Nowadays, roaming round the village you will see well-arranged houses in closed and neat order, flat and wide lands surrounded by streams. Streets are divided in to different areas, such as Street of art workshops, leisure activities, food, featured inns and agriculture sightseeing .You can enjoy Chinese food as free lunch at restaurants that offer spectacular view of traditional Shaanxi food. In fact, Yuan Jia Village boasts so many food stalls with views, the dilemma will be in choosing.