Rivers AlexandriaIncredible! If you have the chance and some time then I would definitely recommend visiting here! A lot of people say to go early in the morning but if you have time then any time is okay, it’s very busy late - early afternoon but from 2pm - 4pm is gets quieter and we visited during national holiday! Take as many photos as you can and take your time to explore everything. If you take a didi, double check that the address is accurate - we were taken to the mausoleum 1.5km away from the warriors and when we tried to book a car back it took us in circles so double check the address if you take a didi. Public transport is also available but if you’re travelling from downtown then it will take around 1.5 - 2 hours so make sure to plan ahead! Enjoy!
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AletaA nice garden for a chilled walk with family or friends. When you walk upstairs in the beautiful building to enjoy the view don't skip going underground side where old city's model is presented. There is also a short movie about the city with English subtitles.An evening boat ride is a nice way to end the day in the park.
Xi'an is a city that was the capital of several dynasties during one thousand years! This modern big and well developed city has preserved incredible cultural relics for future generations. One if the ways to study the history of Xi'an or ancient Chang An is begging from the exploration of its fortifications.
Xi'an fortifications. The ancient city of Xi'an is most well preserved ancient city in China and ancient fortifications could be found in many locations, some if them left only traces like in Hua Cheng Gong, or some of them are rising in front of eyes like it was thousand years before, for instance, the ancient city wall of Xi'an which is circular fortification protected city by perimeter, now it has beautiful park outside and allows visitors to climb up. Drum and other Towers even now could serve as navigation points and give us understanding of total city plan. Every step in Xi'an could be the discovery of fortification with long and interesting history.
We joined a food tour with Lost plate at our most recent trip to Xian. We went to 4 restaurants in one evening and ended up at a brew pub by the wall. The food was amazing from beginning to end.. our guide Noble took us around on the company’s Tuk Tuk around the back alleys of Xians Muslim quarter. First stop was the famous Biang Biang noodles, secondly we had some BBQ skewers, thirdly we had dumplings and then we had Hulu chicken. All dishes was fantastic, but I think the chicken surprised me the most, this Shaanxi specialty is first boiled then steamed and lastly fired, it was super good. We ended the night at a brew pub by the south entrance of the city wall.
Missing home like most who live and work abroad these days — but thinking of 2019 when my mom got to come see me in China and visit a new place with me!
📍Xi’an is beautiful and fun! Visiting the terra-cotta warriors was a once in a lifetime experience! I’d recommend biking the city walls too! 🚲
Wishing to go back just as soon as I can to see more of a place I already have such good memories of🤍
Victoria // TheTravelingTeacher
In China there is a mountain with a very extreme climbing track that is called The Road to Heaven or the Road to Heaven. This mountain is Huashan Mountain, located in Huayin, part of Shaanxi province. Huashan Mountain is 120 kilometers from Xian, the nearest city. With a height of 2160 meters above sea level, to reach the peak you have to climb the most dangerous path in the world. The trail consists of stairs and winding paths with planks nailed to the rocks, adrenaline junkies risk their lives every step of the way just to get to the teahouse located at the top of the mountain. The teahouse at the top of the mountain is actually one of the many Taoist temples located on the five peaks of Mount Huashan. This is because the local people have long practiced asceticism and meditation and then ended up enjoying a cup of tea at the top. Because of its horror and uniqueness, in a few years Mount Huashan became a destination visited by thousands of tourists. The road to the top of the mountain begins with a large staircase dubbed "The Heavenly Stairs" as if it gives the impression that the big staircase leads to heaven because we climb towards the sky where the end of the stairs is not visible. At the time of climbing you will be presented with views of the houses in the village which are getting smaller and smaller.
Getting There - by bus or taxi from Xi'an city center
Attractions - large collection of life-size terra cotta sculptures in battle formations, reproducing the mega imperial guard troops of Emperor Qin Shi Huang (259 - 210BC), the first emperor of the first unified dynasty of Imperial China.
It is such an incredible place! I am so happy that this year I have managed to see the warriors. Although it was a national holiday weekend and the place was busy, it didn't feel like the area was overcrowded with the tourists. Everyone has to follow the route, so it was really organized.
The history of the warriors is fascinating and I think if you live in China, you should take a trip to Xi'an at least once! Just make sure you arrive early, the place opens at 7:30am.
Xi'an is possibly in the top five Chinese cities I've visited, it feels like the old world meets the new world in a very unique way. The Muslim Quater is brilliant for taste testing just about everything and is one of my absolute favourite places. Beautiful pagodas, amazing, friendly people.
I arrived at the square at 7pm just in time to see the fountains performance. There was a large crowd of people so I was unable to see what it looked like. I then decided to stay until the next performance at 9pm. Got some refreshments and found the best position to witness and capture both the fountain performance and the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. If there is not much you want to do then I suggest you come to the fountain and time it perfectly as at 7pm it is still light so you don’t get the full effect of the fountain and the lights. Be warned, that if you are standing by the fence looking at the Pagoda you will get wet from the spray of the fountain.
if you are looking for an historical place in China Xi’an is the best place to go. It’s a capital of Shaanxi Province.
Don’t miss this place!
I am not a big fan of this kind of thing but what an experience it was. one thing I can definitely suggest is when you get there, get a private English tour guide. There is so much culture behind these warriors. so glad I went