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Terracotta Army Marching Across the UK

Terracotta Army Marching Across the UK

Terracotta warriors returned to the UK almost a decade after the last appearance in the British Museum. And this time, terracotta warriors went to Liverpool World Museum from 9th February to 28th October and won lots of fans. Some of them even visited the museum three or four times just to spend ...

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Chenlu Ancient Town

Chenlu Ancient Town

After an hour and a half’s drive from Xian city area, we finally made it to Chenlu Ancient Town, Tongchuan City. Because in this October, I went to Zhaojin, also a town in Tongchuan City, and had a lot of fun there, I was really excited about this trip to Chenlu. I’m glad I went […]

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Crystal Cake

Crystal Cake

In Shaanxi, there is a kind of dessert which is very different from that in other places. It’s Crystal Cake. Crystal Cake is loved by everyone in local, and it can be called Shaanxi pastry endorsement. The cake tastes superb, with the bright red name marked on it. The cake is sweet but not greasy...

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Autumn Ginkgo in Shaanxi

Autumn Ginkgo in Shaanxi

Every year from late October to mid-November, from the mountain to the plain, all the layers of forests are dyed. In some places, the picturesque ginkgo rain has started, and ginkgo leaves like a golden carpet under the tree.

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Erlang Mountain

Erlang Mountain

As is written in a poem,” What matters most for a mountain is not its height, but its heavenly inspiration .” The soul of a mountain lies in its ” heavenly inspiration “, and there is a little-known ancient mountain in Shaanxi, Erlang Mountain in Shenmu county. The steep c...

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Bailang Street

Bailang Street

In the past National Day Holiday, ChinaXianTour found a good place for tourists where three provinces- Shaanxi, Henan, and Hubei, can be crossed in a few seconds, where different flavors of lamb bread in the soup, spicy soup and Sanhe soup meet and have a nice name. Feature 1: a place in three pr...

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American Toursits Visited Guanyin Chan Temple

American Toursits Visited Guanyin Chan Temple

On 9th Sep, 2018, a American tourist group of 10 people, with company of our guide Wendy, did a Xian side visit to Zhongnanshan Ancient Guanyin Temple to explore the wisdom of the East and the core of Eastern philosophy. Our team including guide Wendy who was praised as one of the best guide in h...

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Guanyin Chan Temple

Guanyin Chan Temple

In late autumn, nearly all kinds of plants begin to perish but it’s just best time to enjoy ginkgo. There’s a ginkgo tree, planted by Li Shimin, the emperor of the Tang Dynasty. The tree incarnates time into a golden carpet.

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Chinese Dragon

Chinese Dragon

Chinese dragon is an imaginary animal in ancient China and one of the twelve Chinese zodiac signs. No one can prove that it exists in reality. It usually appears in legends and myths. Therefore, Chinese dragon is endowed with a special image by Chinese.

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Classics of Confucianism

Classics of Confucianism

Confucianism, one of the hundred schools of thought in the Spring and Autumn Period (one of the most turbulent periods in Chinese history), is an academic school founded by Confucius. Then it is developed by Mencius and collected by Xunzi. These three are the most important figures of Confucianis...

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Romance of The Three Kingdoms is one of the four Chinese classics and the first full-length historical romance novel written in Chinese Zhanghui style. The other three Chinese classics are The Journey to the West, Water Margin and The Story of the Stone.

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Taoism, Tai chi and Yin-yang

Taoism, Tai chi and Yin-yang

In Chinese culture history, there are 3 branches can never be missed: Taosim, Tai Chi, and Yin-yang. Taoism is a local religion in China, taking "Tao" as the highest faith. Tai chi and Yin-yang are important and basic concepts in the history of Chinese Taoist culture.

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Xian Food Culture

Xian Food Culture

Xian's diet has a longer history than Xian itself. As a capital and central city of Shaanxi province, Xian incorporates diverse feature of food flavors that originate throughout the whole province.

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Empress Wu Zetian and Her Wordless Tomb Stele

Empress Wu Zetian and Her Wordless Tomb Stele

Empress Wu Zetian, the only one female monarch in Chinese history. She reigned the country as an imperator in the Tang dynasty for 15 years. If taken into account the actual time when she manipulated the government, it’s almost 50 years.

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Top ten Chinese Culture Quintessence

Top ten Chinese Culture Quintessence

Embroidery is the general name for all kinds of decorative patterns embroidered on fabrics. It is a traditional Chinese folk handicraft art with a history of at least two or three thousand years in China.

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Xian Famous Food in New York

Xian Famous Food in New York

Delicious food in Xi’an have not only conquered the nationwide tourists, attracted those come from far and near to taste, but also have begun to conquer westerners in New York.

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Nine Must-do Things if You Travel to Xian

Nine Must-do Things if You Travel to Xian

There are always inextricable emotions when people mention the name of Xian. Touching the ancient city Wall, through the door of time and space, you may seem to catch a sight of blooming and prosperous period in Tang Dynasty.

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Name Source of Ancient Streets in Xian

Name Source of Ancient Streets in Xian

When you wander in the city area, you will meet many ancient streets. They usually lay off from the main streets and are usually narrower. But actually they are the wonderful places to learn about the city’s history.

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Old Story of Liangbao Building

Old Story of Liangbao Building

Mafangmen Alley is located in the east of the South Yard Gate. In ancient times, it was a place for officials and troops to keep horses (Ma means horses in Chinese). Walk along the tranquil old lane, one will meet the green trees on both sides of the road.

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Breathtaking Scenery and Gourmet along the Bullet Train of Chengdu-Xian

Breathtaking Scenery and Gourmet along the Bullet Train of Chengdu-Xian

The whole line of Xian-Chengdu High speed train went into operation on December 6th, 2017. Since then, the running time between two cities shortened from 11 hours to 4. That means one day Xian Chengdu tour is not a dream anymore. The change itself, is not only an adjustment of time, but a profoun...

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Terracotta Warriors and Street Dance

Terracotta Warriors and Street Dance

This wonderful street dance cosplay has been held in the Terracotta Museum, which just made this 8th world wonder exploded again on the internet, attracting increasing travelers from the world for pilgrimage trip to Terracotta Warriors. Culture will always be isolated, they just meet sometimes, c...

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Featured Spots for Xian Side Trips

Featured Spots for Xian Side Trips

According to the Report of China Urban Tourism Brand Development Index, which was released by National Academy of Economic Strategy and China Social Sciences Press, Xi’an has been one of the shortlisted level top 10 city for tourism brand overall development.

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Experience Chinese New Year in Xi’an

Experience Chinese New Year in Xi’an

With the approaching of 2018 Chinese Spring Festival, Xian treats citizens and visitors with increasing beauty each day. Many public parks were already decorated by the government.

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Shaanxi Fuzhuan Tea – A Specialty on Silk Road

Shaanxi Fuzhuan Tea – A Specialty on Silk Road

Shaanxi Fuzhuan Tea is produced in Jingyang County. It is a welcomed goods along the ancient Silk Road. And is especially loved by people living in the inland area of China like Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Tibet, and Xinjiang.

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Cave House Group in Northern Shaanxi Province

Cave House Group in Northern Shaanxi Province

The cave house group we’d like to share today is Dang Family Manor in Suide County on northern Shaanxi Province. The cave house group was built in 1814 of the late Qing Dynasty. The present inhabitant of the manor is the 11th generation of the manor’s founder.

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Bronze Chariot Museum Construction Started

Bronze Chariot Museum Construction Started

At present Bronze Chariot are displayed in the Bronze Chariot Exhibition Hall in the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. And the exhibits here are the two bronze chariot sets unearthed in the Qing Shihuang Mausoleum Area.

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Chinese 12 Zodiac Signs

Chinese 12 Zodiac Signs

Chinese 12 zodiac signs are considered as Chinese horoscope. It is proved to exist thousands of years ago according to unearthed antiques of Qin Dynasty. No doubt that the special culture has influenced Chinese nation deeply.

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Special Exhibition In Shaanxi History Museum

Special Exhibition In Shaanxi History Museum

On Jan 14th Shaanxi History Museum treated visitors with special exhibition. According to the museum, the special exhibition will last till the may 8th, 2018. So if you are going to visit the museum in the following months, you may see some objects that seldom on display before. The special exhib...

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Where to See Snow Scenery in Shaanxi

Where to See Snow Scenery in Shaanxi

Snow scenery is the most highlight scenery in winter days. But it is not easy to see the thick snow in downtown area. So many people choose to drive out of the city to look for the snow scenery. There are 8 places we’d like to recommend for snow scenery appreciating.

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Foreign Dignitaries’ Preference to Xian

Foreign Dignitaries’ Preference to Xian

On Jan 8th, French president Emmanuel Macron started his visit to China. And he choose Xian as the first Chinese city in his schedule. During his 1 day in Xian, the president and his wife visited three cultural relics in Xian: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and Grand Mos...

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