Super 8 Xi'an Zhongshan Gate
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... that these men were playing. They used a whip to move this spinning top. We were later told that this is a favourite pastime for the men. I got to have a go of this, it was hard work but heaps of fun. I picked it up pretty much straight away, they were impressed. We'll it was back onto the bus for the ride back to our hotel which was probably for the best as I needed to ice my knee. Had to go back and pack my suitcase as we are leaving in the morning to fly to ...
... it, but he was being coy about his artistic skills.
Later, we checked out the Great Mosque in Xi'an. Xi'an is ninety percent Muslim and populated by the Hui people. The Hui people descended from traders who came from the Middle East to trade on the Silk Road. Hui means the returners.
We head to the train station. When the bus arrived at the location, it parked on the sidewalk. Anything goes in ...
... Once we arrive we are taught about the 4 most endangered animals in China, the giant panda, ibis, golden monkey and an ox looking animal all of which we saw during the day. Without a doubt the highlight of the tour was seeing the cute (but supposedly very dangerous) pandas. We were very lucky to see all of the pandas especially the rare brown giant panda. They were particularly cute and very curious (getting close and personal) making it easy to capture ...
... boring Chinese back stipulations. This resulted in John being on a different plane then us, but only separated by 30 mins or so. When we got there, with just enough time to check in and run to the plane, but John couldn’t get his ticket. Yao and I had no trouble. Yao was helping john but they were basically say that the transaction didn’t go through and John would have to leave at another time. John has traveled all over China and has managed himself before. It was ...
... by lions, which were said to be talismans. Entering the temple you will see two buildings-Bell Tower in the east and Drum Tower in the west. Inside the Bell Tower hangs an iron bell 15 tons (14.76 gross tons) in weight. It was molded in 1548 in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Quite impressive but for us it was enough culture for today.
Time to head back to the metro and to grab some food. Unfortunately this evening it was not only incredibly busy but we also ...
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