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 …
... 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 ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service