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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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Nice Places to Appreciate Snow Scenery in Xian

Nice Places to Appreciate Snow Scenery in Xian

On Jan 3rd, Xian welcomed its first snow in 2018. Among local people, there is the saying “When the snow falls, Xi’an would become Chang’an” because the snow hides the otiose colors brought by the bustling commerce. The silver snow makes the ancient buildings in Xian more elegant and pure. Touris...

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Postage Stamps Related to Xian

Postage Stamps Related to Xian

With the development of physical distribution, posting letter is increasingly less used. So the postage stamps are also gradually loss its position in physical distribution. Now they are loved by stamp collecting lovers. The Chinese postage stamps usually marked with exact value. People need to p...

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Ski Resorts in Xian

Ski Resorts in Xian

Once winter comes outdoor activity lovers will miss skiing. Especially for people who are from tropical area where receive no snow throughout the year. Spending one day to get lost in the world of snow is dream for many people who seldom see snows.

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Pleasing Your Taste Buds in Xian Muslim Quarter

Pleasing Your Taste Buds in Xian Muslim Quarter

Muslim Quarter is the best known food street in Xian. Actually it is the general name of the several streets close to each other: Beiyuanmen, Bei Guangjijie, Xiyangshi, Dapiyuan, etc. Local people call that area as “Fangshang” or “Huifang” which means living community of Hui people. T

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Hukou Waterfall Becomes Glacierfall in December

Hukou Waterfall Becomes Glacierfall in December

In north part of Shaanxi Province there is a place that present different beauty in four seasons. In Spring the ice layer breaks and ice bars fall down. In summer the soaring waterfall shock visitors heart. In autumn the land here is covered by red autumn leaves. And in winter glacier fall takes ...

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Special Things of Mt. Huashan

Special Things of Mt. Huashan

To save the time and energy, tourists usually rent a car from Xian and take the round way cable car up and down the mountain. So they could see the most scenic things of Mt. Huashan in one day. While in this way lots of people will miss some unique things of the mountain.

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Underground Palace of Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Underground Palace of Big Wild Goose Pagoda

According to historical document, the pagodas of the Tang Dynasty were usually built with underground palace. And the underground palaces were usually especially prepared for the Emperors and Buddhist masters.

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The Eight Historic Buddhist Grottoes in Shaanxi

The Eight Historic Buddhist Grottoes in Shaanxi

When talking about Buddhist Grottoes, most people will think of the Four Great Grottoes. In fact, there are also many historic Buddhist grottoes in Shaanxi Province. At present there are 350 Buddhist cave groups discovered in Shaanxi. In this blog we’d like to share 8 of them.

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Why Qin Shihuang Mausoleum Can’t be Excavated

Why Qin Shihuang Mausoleum Can’t be Excavated

Terracotta Warriors is famous all over the world. Toursits who have been to the Terracotta Warriors must know it is the sacrificial subjects of the Emperor Qin Shihuang. And the Emperor's mausoleum is not far from the Terracotta Warriors. Then why the Terracotta Warriors was excavated in as early...

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2018 Terracotta Warriors Exhibition in New Zealand

2018 Terracotta Warriors Exhibition in New Zealand

Great news for people living in New Zealand! According to chinanews.com, 160 real Terracotta figures would be on display in New Zealand from Dec 20th 2018 to April 2019. The exhibition location is the New Zealand National Museum. And in the exhibition, people would see three kinds of terracotta f...

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Why the Terracotta Warriors Don’t Wear Helmet

Why the Terracotta Warriors Don’t Wear Helmet

No one traveling to Xian skip Terracotta Warriors and Horses. When you doing the Terracotta Warriors tour, have you ever asked why these terracotta soldiers don’t wear helmet? Actually these soldier figures not only don’t wear helmet but also wear very plain loricae. The main force of the troop –...

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