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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 as...

Why Qin Shihuang Mausoleum Can’t be Excavated

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 figu...

2018 Terracotta Warriors Exhibition in New Zealand

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 – in...

Why the Terracotta Warriors Don’t Wear Helmet

Why The Terracotta Warriors Have Single-edge Eyelid

Terracotta Warriors pits is the accompanying pits of the mausoleum. The scale of these accompanying pits is acknowledged as the number 1 in Chinese history. As the 8th world wonder, Terracotta Warriors attracts millions of tourists each year. And Terracotta Warriors is the top reason for most of int...

Why The Terracotta Warriors Have Single-edge Eyelid

Archaeological Site of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Terracotta Warriors and Horses tour is always so attractive to the archaeological lovers. Although the basic exhibition remains the same, in different time tourists could see some different exhibition in the Terracotta pits....

Archaeological Site of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

3 Days Xian Tour Strategy

Each people love history and traditional things has special affection to Xi’an. This inland city functioned as the Chinese national capital city for 1000+ years old. And with the increasing number of bullet train opened, Xian is more and more accessible. By now Xian is 5 hours from Beijing, 6 hours ...

3 Days Xian Tour Strategy

Top 10 Precious Cultural Relics in Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum has large quantities of collections that range from remote antiquity (when human society was in initial stage) till 1840 (when modern history of China began). ...

Top 10 Precious Cultural Relics in Shaanxi History Museum

How Were Terracotta Figures Made in the Qin Dynasty

Terracotta Warriors and Horses is the most magnificent archeological discoveries of the 20th century. The large numbers of the terracotta figures and its firing technology shocked experts home and abroad....

How Were Terracotta Figures Made in the Qin Dynasty

Chinese City Name With Characters in Fancy Style

Recent days a designer in Guizhou named Shi Changhong has his moment. Because a group of Chinese cities/provinces name with characters in fancy style became extremely popular online. Each Chinese people could find his hometown in Shi Changhong’s designing. And the most representative things of the c...

Chinese City Name With Characters in Fancy Style

North Xi’an Station and Xi’an Airport Will be Connected by Bullet Train

the bullet train railway between North Xi’an Railway Station and Xi’an Airport is almost has its own primary. The 29km railway has a designed speed at 100km/h.The construction of the railway carried out in August 2015 and is planned to finish by end of 2018....

North Xi’an Station and Xi’an Airport Will be Connected by Bullet Train

Xi’an Food

Xian is one of the seven well-known cities in China, which boasts fruitful history deposits and plentiful delicious food, attracting people all over the world to visit....

Xi’an Food

Ming Dynasty Building in Huxian County

In Huxian County of Xi’an, there is a wooden house built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). And on the columns in front of the house there are a pair of couplets. The first line of the couplets says ” Wonderful imagery likes works of Daozi”, and the second line of the couplets says “Nifty structure ma...

Ming Dynasty Building in Huxian County

Louguaitai Mountain

There is a mountain called Louguantai Mountain, also named as “Small Wudang Mountain”, about 200 kilometers far from Xi’an, and it boasts beautiful natural sceneries. Louguantai Mountain, located in Fenghuang Mountain of Ankang City, is a famous Taoist Shrine in the south of the Shaanxi province. It...

Louguaitai Mountain

Sundial

Imagine that you were a rich person in Rome in 4AD or 5AD, or a talking traveler who was passionate about talking and making friends with some well-educated people. And on this kind of occasion, a Sundial must be a good choice if you want to show something to your friends, and the Sundial in Rome pe...

Sundial

Xiongnu in Han Dynasty

If there are some tribes who are good at the tactics, then it can’t be the Asian countries like China, but must be the nomadic people living in the central plains in China, just like those the Rome and some other western countries that pledged wars to China. From 153BC to 134BC, arguments that how t...

Xiongnu in Han Dynasty

The Salt Lake in Northern Shaanxi Province

Lots of people are dreaming of a tour to Chaka Salt Lake in Qinghai. The dreamlike scenery of the salt lake is honored as Mirror of Heaven. Just a few people know that in northern Shaanxi there is also a salt lake of amazing beautiful scenery that is no less attractive than Chaka Salt Lake. It is Di...

The Salt Lake in Northern Shaanxi Province

Newly Born Panda Babies Meet Public

It’s annual panda baby show time again! On Sept 29th, the newly born panda babies were taken to meet public for the first time. If you want to see the most lovely pandas, welcome to Chengdu Panda Center to have a close look of them. It will definitely be the highlight of your Chengdu tour and China ...

Newly Born Panda Babies Meet Public

Master of Terracotta Warriors and Horses May Not be Qin Shihuang?

Visit to Terracotta Warriors and Horses is the most important aim for almost all tourists during their Xian tour. It is also one of the top attractions in the world. Many international toursits don’t know how to get to terracotta warriors from xian. Actually it is very convenient to take a bus...

Master of Terracotta Warriors and Horses May Not be Qin Shihuang?

Top 10 Chinese Attractions Preferred by International Tourists

On the vast territory of China there are numerous historical and natural attractions. Due to the time limit and culture difference, international tourists usually pick some most highlight things to see. From the tourist market analysis the top 10 Chinese attractions loved by international tourists w...

Top 10 Chinese Attractions Preferred by International Tourists

New Ticket Purchasing Policy of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

In the afternoon of September 19th, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum called a press conference to announce new ticket purchasing policy which will be applied from October 1st, 2017. ...

New Ticket Purchasing Policy of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Real Color of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

In the beginning Terracotta Warriors and Horses figures are all painted with several different colors to make them more vivid. Since the colored drawing tends to fade easily, unearthed colored Terracotta figures are seldom exhibited. So it is difficult for normal tourists to see a Terracotta figure ...

Real Color of Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Zhengguo Canal – the World Irrigation Project Heritage

In early August 2017, Zhengguo Canal was selected as the World Irrigation Project Heritage. In 2016, 48 ancient irrigation projects applied in the activity and 12 were selected. And the 12 selected irrigation projects three are in China. They are: Zhengguo Canal in Shaanxi, Chatanpo in Jian, Jiangxi...

Zhengguo Canal – the World Irrigation Project Heritage

Xiangji Temple

Xiangji Temple in south skirt of Xian is one of the best known Buddhism temples in local area. It was built in the Tang Dynasty and used to be the important place where overseas students from Japan study Buddhism and Chinese civilization. The 1400 years old temple is the proof of sino-Japan friendsh...

Xiangji Temple

Wubu Ancient Stone City

Wubu Ancient City is also known as Wubu Stone City. The ancient city locates on the mountain range on bank of Yellow River. It is the most completely preserved county level township in northwestern China. That 1000 + years old stone city is honored as No. 1 Stone China in China....

Wubu Ancient Stone City

Taking the Bullet Train from Xian to Explore China

If you traveled to Xian 8 years ago, you may have only two choice to arrive the city: train and flight. The train takes quite long time on the way while the flight fare is usually quite expensive. In the past several years, with the construction of bullet train, Xian becomes more accessible. And dep...

Taking the Bullet Train from Xian to Explore China

The One-armed Boy Conquered Mt. Huashan on Foot

On August 30th, a special tourist to Mt. Huashan attracted others’ attention and won people’s admiration. It is a 24 years old one-armed boy whose name is Guo Shaoyu....

The One-armed Boy Conquered Mt. Huashan on Foot

Xian in Camera Scene of American National Geography

In camera scene of photographer, the ancient and the modern, the history and the future of Xian city co-existed harmoniously. Scanning the pictures in this blog it will like a journey to the past and the future....

Xian in Camera Scene of American National Geography

Everlasting Sorrow Performance

Huaqing Hot Spring had being used as the royal hot spring bathing spot for tens of centuries. In Chinese history many famous achieved Emperors bathed in Huaqing Hot Spring. The best known one should be Emperor Xuanzong due to his moving love story with Lady Yang. The late Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi ...

Everlasting Sorrow Performance

Kunming Lake in Xian

The largest artificial lake in Chinese history is the Kunming Lake lying to southwest of Changan City. The lake was dug in the Han Dynasty (202BC-220AD) in Emperor Wudi’s Era (141AD-87AD)and covered an area of 16.6km2, which triples the area of West Lake in Hangzhou. The better known Kunming Lake in...

Kunming Lake in Xian

Xian Will Recover the Eight Rivers in 5 Years

In history, Xian was a city surrounding by 8 great rivers: Weihe River and Jinghe River to north, Fenghe River and Laohe River to west, Juehe River and Haohe River to south, Chanhe River and Bahe River to east....

Xian Will Recover the Eight Rivers in 5 Years