Crystal Island Hotel

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

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    A travel blog entry by mktravels on Jan 23, 2015

    1 comment, 8 photos

    ... Army. The "Terracotta Warriors and Horses" is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. This treasure was buried with the emperor in 209-210 BC and the purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

    It is estimated that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army hold more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority ...

    Xian - Bell Tower and The City Walls

    A travel blog entry by cwscott on Aug 02, 2014

    12 photos

    ... to Beijing for an internship. He told me his Chinese name three times but I could neither understand nor pronounce it. He thought I was on a gap year though, which was a little complimentary.

    After running out of things to say I retired to the compartment to find Wendy reading in her top bunk. I made myself comfortable in the bottom bunk to write the day's journal, whilst sipping an ice-cold beer I'd bought from the trolley man.

    Next stop; Beijing!


    The Warriors

    A travel blog entry by missycarlson on Jul 13, 2014

    6 photos

    Yesterday we traveled to Xi'an to see the Terra Cotta Warriors. This was one of my bucket list items and I was not disappointed. After a short 1.5 hr plane flight we arrived in Xi'an which was a balmy 95 degrees. We drove an hour to get to the dig site. The warriors were found by a farmer digging a well in 1974. It quickly became one of the largest archaeological finds ever! The warriors were made in 221 b.c. by the Emperor Qin. He ...

    Chinese version of York!

    A travel blog entry by nlmiller55 on Jan 15, 2014

    2 comments, 75 photos

    ... they require 4 to open it but only we put our name down so that one went out the window.

    Day 2

    Day 2 seen us up early and we grabbed some breakfast and went off to find the south gate entrance of the city wall. The city wall is one of the oldest and best preserved walls in China. It was started by the Ming Dynasty in 1370. Xian also use to be the capital of China. The wall is 13.7km all the way around and there isn't a better way to do it than on a bike. And thats ...

    Golem! Golem!

    A travel blog entry by marrre on Aug 20, 2013

    6 photos

    ... exquisitelly wonderful sauce in the history of cuisine. Ever. The year 1974, though in the Western world most notorious for me being born and Abba winning the Eurovision song contest, is in the Xi'an area most famed for the discovery of a bunch of clay men. While digging for water, a local farmer discovered what looked like a clay representation of a soldier, and the rest is, you know History, with a big H. The site of the Terracotta Warriors ...