Gaosu Shenzhou Hotel

No.9 South Section of Huancheng East Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710048, China | 4 star 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

    ... other issues with the tone in which the word is pronounced, but that’s a whole different story. For example, the word “ma”, surprisingly enough means ”mother” but . . . . . depending on the tone in which one says it, it could also mean horse, hemp or scold and it is often used at the end of a sentence when asking a question. So that, in Chinese you can say “mother rides a horse, the horse is slow, mother scolds ...

    Xi'an and the Warriors

    A travel blog entry by gregj on Apr 04, 2014

    15 photos

    ... a railway underpass. The Exhibition area was huge. The scale and number were mind-boggling. The technology to make them was also amazing for 210BC. The emperor Qin Shi Huang is also buried in a coffin filled with mercury to preserve him and keep thieves away. To demonstrate that little has changed in military protocol, the soldiers are in the front, and the generals and advisers are in a separate area at the back. This is a MUST GO place, if only for the scale of it. The only ...

    A day of queues and crowds

    A travel blog entry by johnlucas on Mar 18, 2014

    3 photos

    The day started well enough, we finally convinced the waitress in the hotel that chopsticks are not the best implement with which to spread butter and jam on toast and that a knife was a better option. We headed off to Tiananman Square to visit the Forbidden City, it took an hour and a half to get through the security, the queue was so long at one stage the locals became restless and charged the security gate. Two policeman, one with a loud hailer the other with a cattle ...

    China - WOW - Xi'an!

    A travel blog entry by gemchild on Aug 27, 2013

    103 photos

    ... hostel for a quiet chilled out evening ready for the next day!

    The next day was Hua Shan. A mountain I knew nothing about and Bish had tactfully not told me much about it because if he had I would probably have worried. However, the night before he decides to show me a picture so I can get an idea of where we are going...... Erm........ Right.........OK.........
    So off we head, a 5.30am start for a 3 hour journey to the Mountain. ...

    Spitting, smoking and staring

    A travel blog entry by pinklady27 on May 29, 2013

    24 photos

    ... the guys arm tattoos but with the language barrier couldn't ask so just started touching them. It feels a bit like being in a zoo, the guide books all say ask before taking photo's of people it's part of being a responsible tourist - no such considerations here!! The sleeper train has lots of carriages. Each of the hard sleeper carriages is divided into 11 cubby holes with no door and each cubby hole has 6 bunk beds (3 each side). Our guide said it was nearly impossible ...