Tianyu Gloria Grand Hotel Xian
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
June 18' 2011
Today was another early day. We went to a Pagoda first. It was on the schedule for yesterday but was moved to today because traffic issues. My girls stayed on the bus with Holly. It was a beautiful place and I am glad I went.
We went to an art museum where we saw the history of many parts of Chinese art. All of us …
June 17' 2011
Today is Terra Cotta warriors. Our new guide is Sherri. She is telling us the history of Xi'an. The farmer that found the first warrior is still alive. He lost his farm but now makes a living selling his autograph. I guess our President Clinton asked for the man's autograph when he visited. But the farmer did not know how to write …
It was nice relaxing this morning-tomorrow is going to be a killer day.
Today we toured the Summer Palace. It was beautiful. I never got to see it the other time I was in Beijing. The walkway to the palace was very ornate. Beautiful blues and reds with gold as well. There was a cool tree I have never seen before. It looked like camouflage …
... similar to a fondue, but actually pretty different). After creating your own sauce to dip (oil, garlic, coriander, Chinese onion and chilli), you get an array of meat, fish and veg to dip into a boiling pot of seasoned water (think Bunsen Burner style). It cooks in seconds, dip it into your sauce and you're done! It's completely different to the traditional plates of sweet and sour pork/chicken (our ...
... share of pictures we hung out and chilled. Then we went to bed, we had to wake up at 6:30 the next morning.
We had a quick bite to eat at the Chinese buffet at the hotel, then we boarded the bus to go to the mountain. The bus ride was only about 10-15 minutes, but then we had to get on another bus to get to the cable cars and the stairs. I wanted to walk up the mountain, but things changed last minute and only a few people got to walk up ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility