Crystal Island Hotel

No.38 Fenghui South Road, West High-tech Zone, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710075, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Xi'an

Walls, Warriors in the Bedroom but no Cycling

A travel blog entry by johnlucas on Mar 19, 2014

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... as a three lane motorway in a great big circle. Imagine the Great Wall of China but three times as wide and all on one level. You can cycle round provided you meet the stringent health and safety rules laid down by the Xian Tourist Authority for potential bike hirers. You must be over the age of 10 and not over 60! We were unaware of the restriction so filled in the hire form and were told we were too old ...

Goodbye Shaanxi, Hello Sichuan!

A travel blog entry by flyfresno on Feb 28, 2014

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... lunch at Xi'an's famous "Defachang Jiaoziguan" dumpling restaurant and stopped by the Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. I enjoyed the biking a lot (dispute the insanely bumpy ride), it was both fun and scenic. Renting a bike was also very easy, a couple hours cost around $7. The Drum and Bell Towers were also really cool, especially the live musical performances held at and included in the ticket price at both (be sure to get a combo ...

Xi'an, China's Past

A travel blog entry by tomandlotus on Oct 30, 2013

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... curtain through her emperor son and later nephew. Xian has served as the capital of China for over 11 dynasties, it peaked in the Tang Dynasty, largely because if it's position at the eastern end of the Silk Road. Most of the city walls are intact and when you are on top you are immediately transformed to ancient china, mist, red lanterns and elaborate towers. In its hay day it truly was a metropolis bustling with people of all walks of life, Christians, ...

Xi'an Delights

A travel blog entry by trimsonholidays on Sep 04, 2013

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... on display. there was significant colour on him when found and now there is virtually no colour left.

Back to the hotel for a shower and a nano nap and out again for a dinner show " Tang Dynasty". The show is a bit slow in part but it is a wonderful cultural experience. You have an opportunity to see and hear ancient musical instruments, dance song and costumes.There is enough english in the presentation to enable understanding of the show.. A MUST see show.
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Fashionably out of place

A travel blog entry by ctegtmeier on May 31, 2013

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... her English was developed. This conversation brought about a couple big problems. Killing the Chinese stereotype, she was not speaking in a soft, tender voice. It was more of a screeching scream that garnered massive amounts of attention from surrounding onlookers (This in and of itself is weird because that is the exact reason many Chinese people do not speak to me, fear others will hear their poor English). 5 minutes into our conversation ...

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Crystal Island Hotel Xi'an

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent