Travel Blogs from Xi'an, China

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Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

Xi'an

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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... clear day, you would be able to see for many hundreds of meters away.   The Bell Tower is the other important monument in Xi'an, having been reporting the time since 1384 AD. It is in the middle of a crazy roundabout, like the Arc de Triomphe, ...

Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

Beijing to Xi'an

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... differences in culture and dress was very interesting and we tried some of the food from the street vendors. Our stop over in Xi'an was only a flying visit and we stayed only one night there.  Next stop is Chengdu in the Sichuan Province.  ...

The Illness, Xi'an, China travel blog

The Illness

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... Scotland. We had a bunch of beers in the hotel bar, then went out into the night. After strolling through the Xi'an red light district - a rather sweaty and unpleasant affair where the ladies wear thick tights that almost disguise the horrific rashes ...

A Terracotta Christmas, Xi'an, China travel blog

A Terracotta Christmas

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... but it wasn't snowing. The translation came to us over the airplane public address amid the groans of the Chinese passengers-no landing in Xi'an yet, bad weather. Fog, to be exact. There were five of us from Foshan on the flight, Dan and I as well ...

Xi'an, Ancient Capital of China, Xi'an, China travel blog

Xi'an, Ancient Capital of China

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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... bread, the smaller the peaces the better. The next day Mimi wanted to see the tomb of the only woman emperor of China. It is far from Xi'an but her name was Wu. Wu is a common name when spelled in English but the Chinese character for the emperor's ...

The Terra-Cotta Warriors of Xi'An, Xi'an, China travel blog

The Terra-Cotta Warriors of Xi'An

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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The saying goes, "if you haven't been to Xi'An, then you haven't been to China." Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, is the political, economic, and cultural center of Northwest China. 1200 km (745 mi) southwest of Beijing, Xi'an is one of six ...

Input..Input...Need Input, Xi'an, China travel blog

Input..Input...Need Input

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... a good old fashioned theme park (roll on Hong Kong). We've looked around on tuesday the Drum tower and the Bell tower of Xi'an - two very recognisable sights in the centre of Xi'an. I however spent most of my time filming some chinese driving around the ...

Xiantastic, Xian, China travel blog

Xiantastic

A travel blog entry by meandher

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... pit one)The warriors were placed here to guard the nearby tomb of Qin Shi Huang the first emperor to successfully unify China and responsible for introducing a common language, standard education and money. He is still revered in china today. We spent ...

Sight seeing city tour, street food and a pint, Xi'an, China travel blog

Sight seeing city tour, street food and a pint

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... head north, but thankfully still not as cold as UK, so we headed out on our own un-guided city tour. Xi-an, located in central-northwest China, called Chang'an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, and  is one of the birthplaces of the ...

The Eighth Wonder of the World, Xi'an, China travel blog

The Eighth Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... Museum which was recommended to us by a Swiss traveller in Shanghai. This was possibly the best museum we have visited, Xi'an has a fascinating history. Besides visiting the tourist attractions, we popped into Dunkin' Donuts where we noticed a Chinese ...

The thousand year old anciet capital, Xi an, China travel blog

The thousand year old anciet capital

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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It's not all anymore after China's ...

Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an, China travel blog

Terracotta Warriors and Horses

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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The 16 hour train journey from Chengdu to Xi-an was pretty painless, especially for K who managed to sleep for 10 of the 16 hours. Unlike Chengdu, we instantly warmed to Xi-an, leaving the train station you get an immediate view of the old city wall which ...

Hot and Humid, Xi'an, China travel blog

Hot and Humid

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... 37+ degrees, ridiculous humidity and a small decrepid bus with all the windows wide open. Chinese efficient air conditioning. We toured across Xi'an to pick up some more passengers and then headed off. Poor David (We guessed this probably wasn't his real ...

Xi'an  Army of Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China travel blog

Xi'an Army of Terracotta Warriors

A travel blog entry by mikeysoft

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Day 28, Xi'an, China travel blog

Day 28

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... were off to the Terracotta Army. It's about away from Xi'an so the 7 of us walked down to the bus station to catch a bus. Xi'an has a city within a city, the most central part (about 15 square kilometres) of Xi'an is walled off. The wall itself is quite ...

Terracotta men, thousands of them!, Xi'an, China travel blog

Terracotta men, thousands of them!

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... going on on the sleeper train though, so I felt a bit like a terracotta zombie when we exited the train. Immediately you notice that Xi'an is a tad different than Beijing, a bit more primitive and chaotic. It has a bit more of a Moscow feel to it. ...

We are Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China travel blog

We are Terracotta Warriors

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... seat so as to have room to spread out. Was only a 6 hour journey and ther was even a toilet stop. When we got to Xi'an we somehow negotiated a taxi ride across town, another mentalist taxi driver, as they all seem to be. Xi'an isnt as pretty as ...

Chinese Surprises (including a ride in a cop car!), Xian, China travel blog

Chinese Surprises (including a ride in a cop car!)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... ) After the hustle and bustle of Beijing, last night was quite refreshing - we had two amazing experiences when going out in Xi'an. Firstly (after it had stopped raining), we went for a wander around the backstreets of the Muslim quarter and really ...

China - Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

China - Xi'an

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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The overnight train from Beijing to Xi'an was fairly luxurious, comfortable and surprisingly quiet, but for some reason we still didn't get much sleep. In fact, Verdi didn't get a wink!   Regardless of this fact, when we arrived in Xi'an the first ...

Day 27, Xi'an, China travel blog

Day 27

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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I didn't feel very well this morning, I don't know whether it was last night's beer, weeks of spicy oriental food, or the post-club McDonald's but something wasn't right. I read on the internet that North Korea had been detected detonating nuclear ...

Into mainland China finally, Xi'an, China travel blog

Into mainland China finally

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... my sight a good 40 kms from the airport, but it turned out to be the most convenient system I've ever used. On to Xi'an, I get in after dinner and meet up with Christine (from Cape Town) and her friend Nadia (living in Shenzen but from South ...

Two more days in Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

Two more days in Xi'an

A travel blog entry by idarich

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Friday 10 June: Today was a free day in the ancient old city of Xi'an: a chance to explore. A few of us headed out early to catch Tai Chi in the park outside the city walls - Chinese generally seem to have a healthy approach to exercise and early ...

Hidden Army, Xi'an, China travel blog

Hidden Army

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... more than a mound but no doubt so much more if it is ever excavated with supposedly lakes of liquid mercury inside. Back in Xi'an we all headed to the Muslim snack street for some dinner with the others trusting the fact that I was still upright and ...

Xi'an, Xi'an, China travel blog

Xi'an

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Flew from Beijing to Xi'an very early Wednesday morning. I tried, quite unsuccessfully, to take a penknife through Chinese customs and then landed myself with a new Swiss Army Knife = result! We need to keep this short as we are eager ...

The Heart of China, Xi'an, China travel blog

The Heart of China

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... Feng. Then we were left with the Bangladeshi family and Kate and Jason. We headed out for dinner with Kate&J to a Schwann restaurant - Xi'an is famous for this type of food and it was a brilliant dinner. Even better when the bill came and it was ...

Nighttraining through Northern China, Xian, China travel blog

Nighttraining through Northern China

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... . Then we had more of that great food. Ah, the food, the food. DATONG North of Pingyao, in China's less attractive coal-mining area, Datong is an unassuming city with no real sights. But hop on the local tourist office's daytrip bus and you'll be ...

Home of the Terricotta Warriors, Xi'An, China travel blog

Home of the Terricotta Warriors

A travel blog entry by susan_g

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... in Chinese as what it is in English! Only 16 hours though, so it wasn't too long in the scheme of things for China. Xi'An is a heavily polluted city, but a welcoming city with it's easy grid layout and efficient bus service. The heart of the city is ...

Climb Mt. Huashan, Xi'an, China travel blog

Climb Mt. Huashan

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... seem to form the shape of a "flower" (hua in Chinese), hence the name 'Huashan'. To get there, we first took a taxi to the Xi'An North train station. This is a different train station from the one we arrived in which is in the center of Xi'An. The ...

Checking out the Terracotta Army, Xian, China travel blog

Checking out the Terracotta Army

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... lot (Chengdu - pandas, Leshan - standing Buddha and then a cruise down the Yangtze through the 3 Gorges) in before we leave China. Hopefully the weather will get better and we won't be too tired to appreciate it (am actually qute knackered from doing ...

Northern China - A Beast of a Blog - Part I, Xi'an, China travel blog

Northern China - A Beast of a Blog - Part I

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... sat in the bar and watched a slightly dodgy copy of the Hulk while the clothes washed and dried and organised train tickets to Xi'An... our next destination...  The next day we went to the Bund fairly early, hoping that even if we missed out on ...

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