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  • 1. Terracotta Army

    One of the farmers who discovered the Terracotta Warriors and Horses back in the 1970's is present at the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor on a regular basis to provide autographs. You can buy a...

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  • 2. Wild Goose Pagodas

    visit the Wild Goose Great Pagoda. And do not miss the gardens (8AM to 6 PM) Once upon a time, a wise Emperor sent a monk (the ancestor of the VTbackpackers), Xuanzang, to search in India some Sutras...

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  • 3. Hua Qing Hot Springs

    I really enjoyed Huaqingqiao most. My timing was especially appropriate since it was the day they buried Zhang Xueliang in Hawaii, the general who kidnapped Chiang Kai-shek. You oculd see the bullets...

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  • 4. Hua Shan

    At a height of 2,160 meters above sea level and about 120km/3hours east of Xi'an, Huashan, literally translated as Flower Mountain, is a sight for sore eyes. The mountain has for centuries been deemed...

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  • 5. Muslim Quarters

    Xian has been a city of traders along the silk road. Many Muslims came to Xian with their karawanes. Now you can still find many Chinese Muslims, which are called Hui. They have mosques and their...

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  • 6. History Museum of Shaanxi Province

    Visit the History Museum of Shaanzi - Xiaozhai - A very interesting museum presenting the history of China since 6000 BC with a hall per period. The comments are also in English (in French ? you...

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  • 7. City Wall

    Xian is one of the very few cities in China, where the city wall is still in very good condition. 12km of wall surround the city, which has been once the biggest city of the world. At a time (around...

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  • 8. Banpo Neolithic Village

    Visit the Banpo Village! Walking into the grounds you first notice a statue/fountain of a woman pouring water – noting that this village was a matriarchal society! Basically it is the site an...

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  • 10. Merchandising

    China bets in tourism, and the museum of Xi’an is a good sign of it. Modern and functional building, with merchandising dominating all entrances and meeting...

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  • 11. Good choice

    One of the worst aspects of many escorted tours is shopping. We are always taken to selected (pricey) places where the guides expect to collect their...

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  • 12. A Personal Note

    I know that this will not mean anything to you, but... I'm Portuguese.While watching the perfect show of "The Tang Dynasty" we are invited for an included...

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  • 13. An Excellent Tour Guide in Xi'an

    In addition to the Terra Cotta Army, the Muslim Quarter is a must see. We were fortunate to have an outstanding English speaking guide. His name is Allen and...

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  • 14. Prices in general

    Once you have got settled, take a walk from your hotel and find the nearest hole in the wall local type shop.You will be able to buy beer, water, general...

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  • 15. Buying your own personal terra cotta army

    After visiting the amazing archaelogical site of Shi Huang Ti (First Emperor of China), you may be thinking of wanting your own personal terra cotta army.It is...

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  • 16. The Islamic Quarter

    Xian has one of the larger and more concentracted Islamic populations in Central China. The local minority Hui population numbers more than 30,000. Their...

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  • 17. Candy Art

    Ingredients :1. Hot thick syrup2. Ice cream stick3. Marble slab (cooled by the winter weather)Method :1. Observe one talented Chinese man scoop syrup onto a...

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  • 18. Candy Art - The Finished Product

    ...and voila! thin hard candy in all kinds of shapes! (of course the chinese zodiac animals are the ever popular feature here). this is really fascinating to...

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  • 19. Bei - Dong - Nan - Xi

    This is a general tip which is not only adaptable for Xi'An but for China as well.I will tell you something about the point of the compass. For the emperor of...

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  • 20. basically, Xian is the said to...

    basically, Xian is the said to be the antique storeroom of China where you can easily pick up a priceless antique at the street. It is true some thirty years...

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  • 21. want to be cool,remember to...

    want to be cool,remember to have a PLA's winter trainhat on. there were too much of it,i think the visit to place wherethe first king in CHINA history called...

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  • 22. Visit the Terracota warriors...

    Visit the Terracota warriors early before the others get there. We had noone else around for nearly anhour and it was wonderful.The Great Mosque is very...

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  • 23. BINGLING CAVESStarting from...

    BINGLING CAVESStarting from Liujiaxia Dam, Bingling Si is two hours away upstream on the Yellow River. Between June (sometimes as late as July) and October,...

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  • 24. MINGSHA DUNES - DUNHUANGThese...

    MINGSHA DUNES - DUNHUANGThese dunes are well-known in China. There is a legend that tells of a Chinese general and his army who were heading to the Western...

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  • 25. DUNHUANGIt was Europeans who...

    DUNHUANGIt was Europeans who re-opened the road in their search for the ancient Silk Road cities. It happened in the latter part of the last century. Dunhuang...

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