Xi'an Tourist Traps

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  • 1. At the Terracotta Army

    The guides trolling the TerraCotta Warriors are usually not the recommended guides. Do not get a guide here. Make sure they are licensed. Make the guides show you their certification. A real...

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  • 2. Taxis

    You'll be told and see signs at the hostels that there are no taxis between 3 to 4pm as this is the changeover for drivers - their dinner breaks. So if you need to catch a train, flight etc you need...

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  • 3. Banpo Neolithic Village

    Neolithic village. Oh how silly, think one of the guidebooks described it as 'Fred Flintstone's village' or similar. But the 'freak museum' next to it is worth a visit. Has interesting exhibits on...

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  • 4. Central Passages

    Walking in central Xi’an looks simple, and it is, but not as much as it seems. The central tower, well illuminated at night looks the same from all the four...

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  • 5. Glass pavements in Hanyangling Museum

    The excavation area is seen from above, walking on a glass pavement. To avoid scratches in the glass, everybody receives a couple of plastic bags to cover the...

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  • 6. Feng Shui Museum

    The Feng Shui Museum at the City Wall is quite disappointing, and no one is immune. I was with a small chinese tour group, and I also saw several other chinese...

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  • 7. Chaos at Xian Airport

    We arrived at Xian airport with about 1 1/2 hours to spare for our internal flight to Guilin, thinking that was ample time. However ... the queue for check-in...

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  • 8. Pick Pocketing @ Bell/Drum Towers /Muslin

    I've seen some messages about pick pocketing and thefts at these areas. Just to let people know that, right now (Mar'2009), there are not much to care about in...

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  • 9. Terra Cotta Warriors Factory

    As part of our trip to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors, our tourguide took us to a factory that manufactured replicas of the terra cotta warriors. It was a waste...

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  • 10. Theafs, pick pocketers in the underground tunnels

    We as well as our children noticed people tried to rob our wallets on the stairs to and from the underground tunnels at the Bell Tower. When we looked at them...

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  • 11. Get on the public bus instead of mini bus

    If you want to visit Terracotta Army, Huashan Mountain, Famen Temple or Qianling Tomb, you can get on the public bus in the Railway Station Square. The buses...

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  • 12. Beware...

    Take note when at or around the train station, there are many people who will approach you for transportation. Some of them are very persistent...not a good day...

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  • 13. thieves around Bell Tower

    While we having dinder at Defachang, a famouse jiaozi restaurant nearby Bell Tower. A restaurant guard came to us and warned that we should be keep backpacks,...

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  • 14. PPP: Persistent Pushy People.

    IT seems to me, these people are hanging around the well known tourist areas, trying to sell anything they can. IF you want to purchase something, always...

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  • 15. Shopping Experience

    When shopping, always bargain.Start your offer at less than 10% of the initial asking price and build up from there. In no circumstances, offer more than 20% of...

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  • 16. Ridiculous Bargains

    Within the speciality shop in the Terracotta Warriors Museum, a boxed mini terracotta figurine set was offered at 300RMB.At the entrance, the same boxed mini...

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  • 17. Backstreet of Xi'an

    The place where you can purchase souvenirs. It's situated in the city, where there are hundreds of stalls selling all kinda souvenirs. From terrocatta armies,...

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  • 18. smoking

    It is a common place that everybody in China smokes. It is true, actually.Xi'An atmosphere is also filled iwth some strange yellow pour coming from caves in the...

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  • 19. We paid for the distance

    On the Ramparts, we bargained a reduced price for a tour in small coach and we had a very good price. But the duration of the tour had been reduced in the same...

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  • 20. Xi´An is one of the city in...

    Xi´An is one of the city in China with the most tourists. So there are many markets and the dealers sell their stuff quite expensive. (compared to other places...

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  • 21. I think I can consider this...

    I think I can consider this another memorable moment while in Xi'an (outside of the all-nighter and seedy men). After our visit to the Terracotta Warrior...

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  • 22. INVOICESTake care when you...

    INVOICESTake care when you eat at a popular restaurant or buy at a small shop, because everything is written in chinese in the invoices... So watch carefully...

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  • 23. Tang Dynasty Show

    I found this to be extremely boring and the food was almost as bad. Give me the Peking Opera anyday.

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  • 24. One 'Tourist Trap' in China...

    One 'Tourist Trap' in China are the Toilets. Be extremely carfeul. One of my friends literally fell in one once, as I've mentioned earlier and can't stress...

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