Kuaile Yizhan Short Rental Xi'an Normal University
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
It was raining lightly this morning for our trip to the Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda was built in the 7th century on the grounds of the Temple of Thanksgiving (Da Ci'en Si). It was built on the grounds of the Tang Palace to house scriptures brought back from India by monk Xuan Sang..
Visited a local jade factory. Learned a little about the types and color of jade.we also managed to buy a few ...
... something not Chinese,
as we have had so much rice last few days. Instead of going to a McDonalds or
other western chain that can be found around, we decided to try out a Chinese
equivalent called Dicos. The fast food joints are all over the country and it
didn’t take very long for us to stumble upon them. It was a typical kfc type
place with fried chicken, French fries and drinks combos, for about half the
price. We ...
... the trees are all in leaf and some in flower. The trees across the road from my apartment have a lovely scent - I will put up a photo and hope someone can identify the tree for me, please!
I have this week off work, thanks to the May Day holiday, which is Workers Day. Its a 3 day public holiday, equivalent to our Labour Day. Thanks to schedule rearranging, we get 7 whole days off - yippee!
Yesterday I decided to go shopping for summer clothes, and felt ...
Xian city walls are a new construct - 14th century which we saw from a distance and sporadically as we walked around the old part of the city. We decided to explore the old city , its markets and the large Muslim areas as time was short .
The markets are as to be expected - stalls close to each other, each stall selling much of the same and each seller eager to pitch his / her ware to you. The items for sale are eclectic and range from mock CK to Armani ...
... woman, in traditional dress, greeted us and welcomed us to the city. There were several guards standing at each side of the heavy wooden gates. These portals were opened ceremoniously, and each of the esteemed guests (i.e.us) was given a satin cord with a 'golden' key to the gate, an an honour bestowed upon us.
Inside the gates, the men and women in traditional costume did a dance, a parade with flags, and some singing, all to welcome ...