Tianyu Gloria Grand Hotel Xian
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... but not the people as they seemed overly rude. I got back to the hostel around 5pm and chilled for 30 minutes in the Air Conditioned common room before heading out with Sofia to go find some bikes to ride the wall. We went to the North Gate where it turned out we should of really gone to the South Gate as we had to walk about 700m along the wall to get to where you rent the bikes. We had the bikes for 2 hours, however the lady said we had to return them to the South Gate. We set ...
... site. The journey cost around $1.50 and took about one hour trip. I would definitely recommend this route over the pricy package tours, all of which seem like a complete waste of money. Just be sure to get on a legitimate city bus (they are located in the shuttle bus lot to the east of the station and clearly marked) and NOT the vans the touts will try to steer you onto. All of the official busses also stop at the ...
... for many hundreds of meters away.
The Bell Tower is the other important monument in Xi'an, having been reporting the time since 1384 AD. It is in the middle of a crazy roundabout, like the Arc de Triomphe, but that is about where the similarities end. I'm forever intrigued by the architectural differences between Asia and Europe, especially with the use of colours. A place like the Bell Tower is mostly red, an auspicious colour, but other bright colours weren't shied ...
... very beautiful, and we had a very good guide lady who showed us around. Unfortunately we didn’t really have time to take photos, as we had to have dinner and get to the train station before the train, but I did buy a painting with my Chinese name on it. Apparently the paper that the lady wrote it on is blessed and will bring me good luck. I don’t know about that, but it was only 50 yuan, and she had been a good tour guide, so I didn’t mind too much ...
... edible and another that needed to be cooked. Do not confuse the two. Melanie asked the hostel to teach us how to eat said hot dog and thank goodness it was the ready to eat variety. We sat down to a hot pot of Earl Grey and chilled where we met a couple from Sherbrooke. Melanie instantly recognized the Canadian French accent. They were planning an excursion to Hong Kong before flying out of Shanghai. We saved them from making a grave mistake, as they would not have ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility