The Terracotta Army is wonderful. There are over 8,000 of them, although not all have been excavated yet. They were made to accompany the first Qin Emperor in the afterlife. The soldiers are hollow... more
One of the unique characters of Muslim quarter is its diversity of buildings' architectural designs from various periods and influenced by various ethnicity from the East and West or the Middle East.... more
Outside the city wall is surrounded by city park with trees, exercise equipment, benches, and pavilions. I walked around the park in the early morning, and enjoyed seeing the locals doing exercises... more
The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an enormous building comprising 7 floors and surrounded by beautiful gardens was originally built in AD652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong (During Tang Dynasty 628-683).... more
Xi'an Drum Tower is another iconic tower located west of Xi'an Bell Tower. The north entrance is facing the ancient Muslim Quarter of Beiyuan Men Street.
It was built in 1380 by Emperor Hongwu of... more
" Huaqing Palace Heritage Site has been a popular attraction for visitors at home and abroad as the witness of the legendary love between the Tang Emperor Xuanzong and his favorite concubine Lady Yang... more
The Shaanxi History Museum is excellent, filled with one beautiful piece after another. The exhibits are arranged by time period, beginning with the earliest artifacts and continuing through the... more
This was the first place we visited as part of more Eastern Tour which I booked from my hostel. This archaeological site was first discovered in 1953 and is located in the Yellow River Valley just... more
This is my hometown. I live here, I love it here. I feel like I have a responsibility to let you know more about it.
There is an old saying "If you want to see China of 100 years ago, visit Shanghai;...
Xi'an is a must see. I was doubtful about the importance of Xi'an. Of course, there are the warriors, but.. all that distance... for that...
The warriors for themselves sure deserve the trip,...
Like Alexandria, Baghdad or Rome, Xia'an is a city whose future is bound up inexorably in its past. It anchored the eastern end of the Silk Road, the earliest thread of global trade.
Yet the current...