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Friday 4th Sept. Tour Day 13: Xi’an Muslim Quarter
The train from Chengdu got into Xi’an just after midday. We were staying at the YMCA, which was at the end of a dodgy-looking alley. There was an interesting billboard in the lobby showing girls in various stages of undress with increasing prices which I presumed was for some …
Xian became a must see for tourists after the discovery of Emperor Quin's Terracotta Army by a farmer who was digging a well in 1974. The farmer was paid ¥14 by the government as a reward for the find and at the time he thought it was a lot of money. He later worked out that he'd been short changed for his important find and now makes his living by …
Yet another sleeper train journey (thats three now), arrived us in Xi'an about 10am on Wednesday 16th May 2007. The city has more than 3100 years history. Xi'an was known as Chang'an in ancient times and was the capital of China of at least 11 dynasties covering a range of 1100 years. It was where Qin Shihuang founded and unified all of China in …
More exploring today, off to the Tang West Market, recognised as the start of the Silk Road in Ancient times. This is a huge site, all indoors thankfully, that in its heyday some 1300 years ago was the largest international market in the world - a pretty impressive claim to fame!
For the last few hundred years the grounds were left in a state of disrepair but over the past few years the Xi’an Government has revitalized ...
Shae-Shae: Xie Xie - thanks
Te Tian: Zai Jian - Good bye
Fee/ Chong Gahn Shae: Fei Chang gan Xie - Thank you very much
Vah Doh: wa doa - Bottom's up (only in Lanzhou)
Zuo Xia - Take a seat
Ts/ch-ing: Qing - Please
Knee How: ni hao - Hello
Tah wahng wuh mohng: Tan Wang Wo Meng - Come visit us
Fang Song - Relax
Boo: Bu - No
Shoer: Shi - Yes
Boo curtsey: bu ke qi - you're welcome
Wuh Eye Knee: we ai ni - I love you