Here you will explore the many aspects of Chinese culture, from incredible food to local life style, from fascinating streets to intriguing people…
Jiuhua Mountain: Buddhist Land of Lotus Flowers

Jiuhua Mountain: Buddhist Land of Lotus Flowers

Jiuhua Mountain is well known as one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China, along with Wutai Mountain in Shanxi Province, Putuo Mountain in Zhejiang Province, and Emei Mountain in Sichuan Province. It was formerly called Jiuzi Mountain and later changed to the current Jiuhua Mountain after ...

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Follow the Ancient Silk Road to Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang

Follow the Ancient Silk Road to Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang

Dunhuang, an important stop on the ancient Silk Road, holds a splendid treasure of Buddhist art, Mogao Grottoes. You may have seen many pictures and read lots of introductions about the place, but believe it or not, its magnificence will blow your mind when you see it in person. You will just stand ...

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10 Kinds of Hidden Chengdu Snacks

10 Kinds of Hidden Chengdu Snacks

Chengdu was named City of Gastronomy by UNESCO as early as 2010. The city definitely lives up to its reputation. Speaking of Chengdu cuisine, you may think of the mind blowing spicy hot pot first. It’s on most domestic and foreign visitors’ list. There are also numerous delicious snacks hidden in sm...

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Qiao Family Compound: Explore a Masterpiece of Traditional Civil Architecture

Qiao Family Compound: Explore a Masterpiece of Traditional Civil Architecture

Qiao Family Compound is located in Qiaojiabao Village, Qi County, Shanxi Province, and is about 54 km away from Taiyuan and 40 km away from Pingyao Ancient Town. It is also called “Zaizhongtang”. It’s the former residence of Qiao Zhiyong, a nationally renowned financier of the Qing Dynasty. It was o...

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Latest NCP Cases Statistics

Latest NCP Cases Statistics

National Health Commision of the Peopple’s Republic of China published the latest situation of NCP (Novel coronavirus pneumonia) through its official website in the Beijing time morning of Feb. 11, 2020. The statistics shows the new confirmed NCP cases keep dropping in the last 7 days. On Feb. 10 (0...

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A Race against Time to Curb Novel Coronavirus in China

A Race against Time to Curb Novel Coronavirus in China

Novel coronavirus hit China in 2019 year's Spring Festival travel rush. When the country fight against the disaster, many other countries also offer support material volunteerly. We sincerely appreciate each one's contribution in this battle. When the battle is over, China will be ready to welcome y...

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A Sight for Sore Eyes! Yamdrok Lake

A Sight for Sore Eyes! Yamdrok Lake

Locating about 100 kilometers southwest of Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake attracts numerous pilgrims and visitors each year. It is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet with an area of more than 700 square kilometers and average depth of over 30 meters....

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10 Must-visit Museums in China

10 Must-visit Museums in China

China is one of most fascinating destinations in the world, especially boasting its long history and splendid culture. The continuous civilization over 5,000 years does give this nation authority when speaking of history and culture. Beyond no doubt, it’s always on the top of travel list for t...

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North Xian Railway Station – Xian Airport Metro Opened

North Xian Railway Station – Xian Airport Metro Opened

After long time expectation, the metro that shuttles between North Xian Railway Station and Xian Airport starts service public on Sept 30th, 2019. That greatly benefit the citizens and travelers traffic to airport. Natives joked it was Xian’s gift to its motherland’s birthday because that date is ju...

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Travelling with Hostel – One of the Top Popular Hostels in Xian City Center

Travelling with Hostel – One of the Top Popular Hostels in Xian City Center

In the inner side of Xian City Wall, between Zhuque Gate and South gate, there locate a hostel which is increasingly popular among international and domestic travelers. From the hostel, walking eastward you will meet South Gate and Shuyuanmen Cultural Street soon, and walking northward you will arri...

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Why is Xian Subway Built Always So Tardily?

Why is Xian Subway Built Always So Tardily?

In the March of 2019, the construction group of Xian subway line 5 happened to unearth the ruins of tomb again, which is not an ordinary site, but the capital of high-ranking Zhanghan, one of three rulers in the middle of The Warring States. The ruins of the capital has a history about 2000 years [&...

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Recommended Shaanxi Food Restaurant

Recommended Shaanxi Food Restaurant

In Xian, there are many restaurants serving Shaanxi cuisine. Despite the hard-to-find location of some, foodies will always be attracted by its flavor. Here are some sought-after restaurants of Shannxi cuisine. Master Chef and Small Eatery (大厨小馆) The biggest characteristic of the dishes lies in the ...

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Does Takeaway Exist in Ancient China?

Does Takeaway Exist in Ancient China?

As early as in the Song dynasty in 1000 years ago, “take-out” services were already available. People from emperors to citizens were sometimes too lazy to cook, or bored of eating at home. In Zhang Zeduan’s popular painting “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” of the ...

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Xian Autumn Fruit-picking Map

Xian Autumn Fruit-picking Map

Xian Green fig picking experience farm is located in Ziwu town at the northern foot of the Qinling mountains, which is the first parent-child experience farm themed with figs in Xian. Currently, there are 40 acres of fig orchards on the farm. It is only an hour away from Xian downtown. The golden au...

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Mysterious Green-face Terracotta Warrior

Mysterious Green-face Terracotta Warrior

In 1999, a peculiar “terracotta warrior was unearthed, which has puzzled many archaeologists. The face of this terracotta warrior is dark green, which is abnormal because all the faces of the terracotta warriors at that time were primarily pink or white. What’s the reason for this one on...

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North Xian Railway Station – Xian Airport Metro Will Open in September, 2019

North Xian Railway Station – Xian Airport Metro Will Open in September, 2019

According to Xian municipal government website, North Xian Railway Station – Xian Airport Metro will operate on a trial basis in the coming September. If everything goes as planned, the subway will open to public also in September. The subway covers a total distance of 29.3km and has 10 stops in tot...

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Interesting Facts about Terracotta Warriors: the Lesser-known Features

Interesting Facts about Terracotta Warriors: the Lesser-known Features

Xian is the ancient capital for 13 dynasties, among which the history of Qin, Han and Tang dynasties have the most interesting history, leaving profound cultural deposits. For an in-depth understanding of the history of Qin, it is inevitable to start with the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of the fi...

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Interesting Facts about Terracotta Warriors: What is Hidden in The Earth Walls Between the Soldiers?

Interesting Facts about Terracotta Warriors: What is Hidden in The Earth Walls Between the Soldiers?

If you have ever visited the Terracotta Warriors or seen its pictures, you will surely find that the warriors and horses are separated from each other by piles of loess, just like the following picture shows. Now that the Terracotta Warriors are on public display, why not remove the mounds? There...

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The Ancient Royal Drum Music Reappears in Xian

The Ancient Royal Drum Music Reappears in Xian

Dongcang Drum Music could date back to Han dynasty and flourished in Sui and Tang dynasty. It underwent a new reform in later Song era. In reality, Dongcang Drum Music is the representative of Chinese traditional music. Dongcang Drum Music Club was a famous drum club in ancient Xian. It served imper...

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Days of Garbage Classification in Xian Is Counting Down

Days of Garbage Classification in Xian Is Counting Down

Since Shanghai has begun to carry out mandatory garbage classification on June 1, 2019, other places listed in 46 pilot cities for garbage classification and collection face big tests. Xian will officially implement garbage classification measure on September 1, 2019. For those who arbitrarily throw...

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Well Known Antique Markets in China

Well Known Antique Markets in China

For all tourists, visiting highlight tourist attractions in each destination is the must-do thing. For a few tourists, exploring local market in their destination cities is one more exciting thing because they can really get close to local people’s life. Except for the common trading market and vege...

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Xian Retro Style Sightseeing Bus Will Run Soon

Xian Retro Style Sightseeing Bus Will Run Soon

In many cities of China, you may take a sightseeing bus to explore classic downtown tourist sites. With more and more visitors to Xian and larger demands to Xian public transportation, Xian also opened several sightseeing buses in the past few years. In recent days, Xian will open three more sightse...

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Annulus Cinemas in Terracotta Warriors Museum Reopened

Annulus Cinemas in Terracotta Warriors Museum Reopened

Annulus Cinemas is a new highlight for visitors’ visit to Terracotta Warriors Museum. To improve people’s visiting experience, the museum carried our upgrade construction of Annulus Cinemas in the past year. After one year construction, the cinemas reopened to public on August 1st, 2019. The new ann...

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Weita Village in Yan’an

Weita Village in Yan’an

Yaodong, also known as dwelling caves, is the special traditional residence on loess plateau. In old days, Yaodong widely spread in Shannxi and Shanxi Province. Nowadays, they can only be seen in some villages far from city area. And in Northern Shaanxi Province, there are relatively more Yaodong pr...

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Xiyue Temple Under Foot of Mt. Hua

Xiyue Temple Under Foot of Mt. Hua

Among the tourist attractions nearby Xian, Mt. Hua is full of domestic and international visitors due to its fame – One of the top 5 mountains in China. Actually, there is an ancient building complex – Xiyue Temple – lies 8km from Mt. Hua, is also worthy of visiting. It’s history can be dated back [...

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Xian Xianyang International Airport Shuttle Bus Schedule Adjusted

Xian Xianyang International Airport Shuttle Bus Schedule Adjusted

With Chinese school summer vacation’s coming, Xian will meet its yearly 2-month peak tourist season from Mid July to Late August. To better meet tourists’ transportation needs, Xian Xianyang International Airport enlengthened shuttle buses’ service time to some places in Xian city area. In this blog...

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Xian – Shizuoka Scheduled Flight Launched on July 1th, 2019

Xian – Shizuoka Scheduled Flight Launched on July 1th, 2019

On July 1th, 2019, Sichuan Airline flight 3U8649 departed Xian Xianyang International Airport for Shizuoka, Japan at 13:30PM. That is the 5th flight route between Xian and Japan after flights from Xian to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Okinawa. The flight type is Airbus A320, and 4 shuttle flights depart...

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Xian – Kunming Bullet Train Will Open on July 10, 2019

Xian – Kunming Bullet Train Will Open on July 10, 2019

At present, the only intercity transfer method between Xian and Kunming is flight. Though flight is fast, it costs quiet a lot if you choose the day time flight. But the less expensive night flight is too tiring for some people. Soon you will have a great alternative! Xian – Kunming Bullet Train Wil...

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Lantian Jade

Lantian Jade

Jade culture is an important branch of traditional Chinese culture. In ancient time, the most precious and valuable jewels in China were nothing about gold or diamond, they were all about jade. In Chinese people’s mind, top-grade jade is more valuable than gold. Today we’d like to share a kind of fa...

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Most Popular Food Streets Among Local People in Xian

Most Popular Food Streets Among Local People in Xian

The rice cultural relics and tons of delicious snacks are the top two attractions to travelers. When you travel to Xian, please do not just learn about the city with your eye and ear, let your taste buds also join in your Xian tour! In the tourist restaurants, you will meet the dishes specially cook...

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