Howard Johnson Ginwa Plaza Hotel

Address: No.18 West Huancheng South Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710048, China | 3 star hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHitit Aydin

Reviewed by jillsalus

Excellent Location

Reviewed May 7, 2013
by (9 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

Although the hotel is older, it has been renovated and updated. Not as nice as it could have been but friendly staff and excellent location make this a good choice.

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Reviewed by ejdoran

HJ Surprised Me

Reviewed Aug 21, 2009
by (10 reviews) Minneapolis , United States Flag of United States

Great modern place. Best place I stayed in China.

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TripAdvisor Reviews Hitit Aydin

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

Travel Blogs from Xi'an

Student Reflections

A travel blog entry by bcpschina on Jun 27, 2015

12 photos

... it lacked a way to run from difficulties within the group, school, or
city. I have been forced to learn how to cope. A mere few paragraphs cannot begin to describe the past 7 weeks. Everything I have tried to write turns out cliche, which is ironic because it started with a cliche. At the first few meetings, Kevin would always say "this trip will change you in ways you didn't know possible blah blah blah." Snickers resulted. Now we all truly understood what he meant; we ...

Xi'an and Pingyao

A travel blog entry by fehmersfamily on Apr 24, 2013

3 comments, 13 photos

... be equal or better in his new after life. So he had more or less 700.000 people dig an enormous grave for him, with several different pits (halls or rooms), big walls, all tiled and decorated beautifully and full with pots, weapons, clothes, animals (food for the animals), guards, servants and his concubines.
The actual tomb where Emperor Qin Shi Huang has been buried is still closed and not excavated, I don't think there are actual plans ...

How To Feel and Eat Extreme Humble Pie

A travel blog entry by splunk on Nov 07, 2012

6 comments, 22 photos

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The Morning of Day 3--- I’m a Rock Star!

Spoke with Chung Li about moving down to a lower grade where teaching is less formal and less structured and playfulness, singing and more improvisation would make it easier for me and more effective for the students. She agreed and I thrived during both morning classes…. Still did repetitive reading with the students but I was able to introduce goofy animal sounds, and some dopey ...

The train ride from hell, and Terracotta tensions.

A travel blog entry by gdarmo on Aug 02, 2012

2 comments, 69 photos

... chunks of bread. One had fennel in it as it tasted a bit like liquorice, and the other was pretty spicy. I found I couldn't really eat much again as I still felt rough from my cold. We wandered around for a bit longer, then we said farewell to Anthony, who was catching a train back to Shanghai to fly home to the UK. It felt weird all of a sudden that I wouldn't be back there until next year!

Margrethe and I used the other half of our tickets to see the Drum Tower ...

Sacred Mountains and Terracotta Warriors

A travel blog entry by finbarrorourke on May 30, 2012

4 comments, 17 photos

... out of the great gorges and clinging to the side of the mountain the whole way up. It took us a few hours but we finally got to the little village with a temple at the top of the mountain before making our way down the other side. We then got ready to leave and I kinda got the feeling I'll be back here. I really enjoyed it and would love to spend a few days here or even come back and learn some Kung Fu!
We ended up jumping on a later than ...