the only yellow waterfall-Hukou Waterfall
400 kilometers from Xi'an, the Hukou Waterfall is the second-largest waterfall in China ,the only yellow waterfall of the world. It's on the Yellow River which is called the mother river of Chinese nation.
The yellow river narrows here from 250-meter-wide into a 50-meter deep pool. The shape is like a mouth of a kettle, in Chinese, Kukou.
The width of the waterfall changes according to seasons, in winter you can see an iced waterfall, it must be amazing. But I haven't visited it in winter, so I haven't seen the view.
Splendid, the only word, especially see it in sunset and sunrise, while the trip is a little bit difficult, that's the reason I put this tip into off the beaten path.
The first way is renting a car (with a driver), 2 days; the second way is go to Yan'an by train, then approach to Hukou waterfall, 2.5 days.
Favorite restaurant of nobody
It is the favorite restaurant of nobody for a good reason : it was not open when I shot the photo. Though, it is not open I can tell the menu : on a rotating table, soup, fish, meat, chicken, vegetable, mushrooms, fruits.
It is very large. Certainly, it will be full of tourists.
the Forest of Stone Stele-stones with culture
The Forest of Stelae Museum collects above 1000 stone tablets, along with other artifacts. The history of the museum is nearly 1000 years. Some exhibits are classified as national treasures.
One one hand, the museum is a library about the Chinese civilization and history, which is called "documented on the stone". One the other hand, it's the museum of calligraphy and sculpture made of stones.
2 Pagoda Gran Ganso Salvaje/Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Xuanzang fue un monje , gran viajero , digamos que coleccionista y erudito , que escribió , durante la dinastía Tang el libro : "Peregrinaje al Oeste" , en el que cuenta el viaje que hizo por la Ruta de la Seda y por los desiertos hasta llegar a la India , que era la cuna del budismo .
El viaje duró 17 años y pasó por 100 paises en los que consiguió estatuas de Buda , 657 tipos de sutras y varias reliquias de Buda
Cuando volvió a Xian el Emperador Gaozong (628-683) , le autorizó a construir el templo y le nombró abad . Mandó traducir los Sutras que ocuparon 1.335 volumenes y este ha sido uno de los más grandes trabajos de traducción de la historia
Xuanzang was a monk, a great traveler, let´s say that a collector and a scholar, who wrote, during the Tang Dynasty, a book named "Pilgrimage to the West", in which he described the trip that took him through the Silk Road and the deserts, to reach India, which was the birthplace of Buddhism.
The journey lasted 17 years and went through 100 countries in which he got Buddha statues, 657 types of sutras and several relics of the Buddha
When he returned to Xian , the Emperor Gaozong (628-683), authorized him to build the temple and he was appointed as abbot .He ordered to translate Sutras , which occupied 1,335 volumes and this has been one of the largest translation work of history
In your escorted tour, you have to be taken to factories. Can’t escape!
Accepting that, if you may choose, do pick something like this. The factory itself is an old place with a classical atmosphere and its separated ateliers show, at once, several arts, almost everything. Of course, you need t check prices - I didn't!