May First Hotel

No.351 East Avenue,Beilin District, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710001, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Xi'an

Xian and the Terra Cotta Army

A travel blog entry by olasalle on Aug 05, 2014

2 comments, 17 photos

... brother’s home that someday, I would be here to see it myself.

The site has now become an International Heritage Site and is protected by all kinds of environmental regulations. The government has done a real nice job of preserving the site. They have built some large structures over each of the three pits. The one pit that covers the bulk of the find, is almost as large as an American Football field and you will be able to appreciate ...

Xi'an - a laugh a minute

A travel blog entry by jmintouch33 on Apr 10, 2014

4 comments, 4 photos

... from merino wool!" We tried to find a TAG watch for Michael but these "illicit rip offs" were a little harder to track down. No challenge too great for Jenny though! About the bag.....we had to get something because all the bits and pieces that we have accumulated won't fit in our luggage! But we are packed and ready for our early flight tomorrow with a new and creative configuration. Will be interesting to see if we can get all this stuff onto the plane ...

China - WOW - Xi'an!

A travel blog entry by gemchild on Aug 27, 2013

103 photos

... I thought I was going to faint. He shouted down some words of encouragement but said it was no problem, I could go back up if I wanted but he was going to continue. I was so close, I couldn't back out now!! I fought back the tears, gritted my teeth and went for it. I made it to the plank - and I saw ahead of me a deeper area where a guy was sat and who would take pictures for you, I thought I can make it there, I can then compose myself and I've done ...

Turbulence to Terracotta

A travel blog entry by kyliejoe on Jul 24, 2013

2 photos

... and not being able to even catch a cab, I had a exhausting cry, a nap and chilled for the rest of the day in the lovely clean, quiet room! The hotel is in a great location, it's situated between the East and South Gate of the City Wall, a 20min walk from the Bell Tower and Drum Tower and a 30 min walk in the opposite direction to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The Bell Tower is situated in the centre of a huge round-a-bout and so you need to access ...

Spitting, smoking and staring

A travel blog entry by pinklady27 on May 29, 2013

24 photos

... but who knows what other treasures and techniques are down there! We were discussing that most of the life of the emperor was spent preparing for the next life - even tiny kitchen implements were placed in his tomb. The ancient Chinese thought the after life would've been like this one and wanted to take everything with them (including there horses which they buried alive alongside them). In the West not as much though is given to what happens after death, but ...

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This hotel, located in the Beilin District area of Xi'an, is near Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Great Mosque, Drum Tower (Gulou), and Huaqing Hot Springs.
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