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Here you will explore the many aspects of Chinese culture, from incredible food to local life style, from fascinating streets to intriguing people…

Luoyang Peony Festival

Every year in April and May, when the peony in full bloom, Luoyang city will become a sea of peony and numerous tourists will pay a short visit to the city to witness the elegance of peony, the national flower of China. And every year, Luoyang city holds the peony festival to present the best [&hell...

Luoyang Peony Festival

Foping County in Qinling Mountain

In the deep forest of Qinling mountain ranges lies a simple and peaceful town. The town is free of high buildings and large mansions, stream of cars, the bustling market, and the crowded streets. Instead, the town in this season offers us a tranquil world which is hardly possible for citizens from b...

Foping County in Qinling Mountain

The university libraries in Xian

Many foreign students tourist group to Xian will pay a visit to one of local universities. Each university is built with a library. And the libraries could usually present the taste and spirit of a university. Could you guess the styles of these universities according to their libraries?...

The university libraries in Xian

A Mural Tomb Was Discovered in Hengshan County, Shaanxi

After 7 months’s exploration, the Shaanxi Archaeological Institute found a mural tomb of Yuan dynasty in Hengshan county of Yulin city, China. The shape of the tomb preserves well and murals are very exquisite. This archaeological discovery offerres the precious information for the reserch of Yuan d...

A Mural Tomb Was Discovered in Hengshan County, Shaanxi

Eight Madagascar Penguins Made Their First Show at Beijing Taoranting Park

Recently, 8 penguins coming from Madagascar made their first show at Beijing Taoranting Park(also called Joyful Park) and they attracted plenty of citizens to come to see them and took photoes....

Eight Madagascar Penguins Made Their First Show at Beijing Taoranting Park

The Hanshui·Pao Soup Assembly

The 3rd Hanshui·Pao Soup assembly was held in Yundou ancient town of Shiquan county, Shaanxi province. Having the Pao soup is a traditional customs in this area. When January comes every year, the villagers here will Kill the swines wishing the coming year prosperous and smooth. After the swines are...

The Hanshui·Pao Soup Assembly

Lantern Festival of the year 2015

In the Spring Festival holiday of the year 2015, both of the Xian Tang Paradise and the Xian Ancient City Wall will hold the Lantern Festival to welcome people from all over the world. Now, the lantern artists are making the lanterns effectively and orderly. All of these make us feel the near steps ...

Lantern Festival of the year 2015

Saozi Noodle Eating Contest in Shaanxi

Shaanxi is renowned as the Kingdom of Noodles. And the Sao Zi Mian(Saozi noodle) which is the famous snacks of Qishan County, Baoji City is one of the various kind of delicious noodles. Recently, a grand Saozi noodle eating contest was held in Qishan county. Do you want have a try? The noodle restau...

Saozi Noodle Eating Contest in Shaanxi

Shaanxi Foping National Nature Reserve

In Shaanxi Foping National Nature Reserve, there are a group of snub-nosed monkey living here. Thanks to the superior ecological environment and because of being carefully nurtured by the people here, the group are growing up to almost 80 monkeys from the original 30 ones. Except the snub-nosed monk...

Shaanxi Foping National Nature Reserve

Hukou Waterfall in Winter

Located some 400 kilometers from Xian, Hukou Waterfall is the only magnificent yellow waterfall in the world and the second biggest waterfall in China after Huangguoshu Waterfall. In winter, the waterfall displays another kind of beauty. The water of yellow river frozen into various shapes of ice. W...

Hukou Waterfall in Winter

Travelling in China from Dec 01 to Feb 28,saving money!

From December to Next February, many of the scenic spots reduce the entrance fee. For example, the admission fee of the Mt. Huashan from Dec 01 to Feb 28 will be lowered to CNY100 per ticket from CNY180 per ticket and the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum will be CNY120 per ticket instead of CN...

Travelling in China from Dec 01 to Feb 28,saving money!

The North Peak Cable Car of Mt. Huashan is Under Maintenance from Dec 08 to Dec 15

From Dec 08 to Dec 15, the North Peak cable car of Mt. Huashan doesn’t work due to maintenance. But the West Peak cable car runs smoothly. Thus, clients will have to choose the West Peak cable car during this period....

The North Peak Cable Car of Mt. Huashan is Under Maintenance from Dec 08 to Dec 15

China Xian Tour Wish You Merry Christmas in Advance!

It is about 2 weeks away from the Christmas, but walking on the street of Xian, people could already smell the atmosphere of Christmas. China Xian Tour wish you merry Christmas in advance!...

China Xian Tour Wish You Merry Christmas in Advance!

The Crestedibis Nature Reserve in Early Winter

Although the winter season had visited Xian for many days and lots of the places of the city presents the appearance of winter. While at the south side of the Qinling Mountain, there is a spot which was forgotten by winter. It is the Crestedibis Nature Reserve. Here, the scenery is as beautiful as a...

The Crestedibis Nature Reserve in Early Winter

the Cuihua Mountain Skiing Resorts began to open on Dec 06 this year

On Dec 06, the Cuihua Mountain Skiing Resorts began to open this year. This skiing resort with the width of 70 meters and longth of 800 meters, locates near the Heaven Lake of the Cuihua Mountain and it is treated as“the First Skiing Resorts of Shaanxi Province”....

the Cuihua Mountain Skiing Resorts began to open on Dec 06 this year

The famous hot spings in Xian

Winter is coming and it is an enjoyable and relaxing thing to take a hot spring bath in the cold weather. The famous hot spings in Xian are as follows: The Hai Quanwan world in Xianyang, the Ai Qinhai Hot Spring in lintong area which is near to the Terra-cotta Warriors and the Huaqing Hot […]...

The famous hot spings in Xian

Yuan Jiacun Vilage

Yuan Jiacun vilage is located at the Liquan county which is about 1.5 hours car riding from Xian.There are about 300 people living here and you could have the chance to taste many famous local flavors. Also, the ancient architecture can also been seen. If you are so lucky to meet the free open-air b...

Yuan Jiacun Vilage

Shaanxi province plans to build the first archaeological museum of China

Shaanxi province plans to invest 315 millions to build the first archaeological museum of China – Shaanxi Archaeological Museum. The site was chosen to the west of the Xiangji Temple which is located at Chang’an district. After it is finished, many of the collection of cultural relics that haven’t s...

Shaanxi province plans to build the first archaeological museum of China

The modified version of the Terra-cotta Warriors

The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, which is known as “the eighth Wonders of the world”, is an important cultural heritage and it even has been the inspiration of Lizabeth Eva Rossof, an American sculptor. She reserves the body under the head of the Terra-Cotta Warriors which has serious faces and ...

The modified version of the Terra-cotta Warriors

The train tickets during the Spring Festival will be released 60 days in advance

The train tickets during the period of the Spring Festival are on sale from today. From Dec 01 to Dec 06, the railway station will release the train tickets from 20 days in advance to 60 days in advance and it will be stable at 60 days in advance after Dec 06....

The train tickets during the Spring Festival will be released 60 days in advance

Mt. Huashan Was Selected as One of the Top 10 Must to be Seen Scenic Areas of Winter in China

The Mt. Huashan was selected as one of the top 10 must to be seen scenic areas of winter in China. In winter, when it snows, the whole mountain is covered by the thick snow and it looks very beautiful....

Mt. Huashan Was Selected as One of the Top 10 Must to be Seen Scenic Areas of Winter in China

The Interurban Railway between Xian North Railway Station and Xian Airport

The interurban railway between Xian North Railway Station and Xian airport begin to be built now and the whole project takes about 4 years. After it is finished, it will be much more convenient to get to the Xian airport....

The Interurban Railway between Xian North Railway Station and Xian Airport

The 72 hours visa free cities in China

There are 11 cities that have the 72 hours visa free policy in China at present. They are as follows: Hangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Xian, Shenyang, Dalian, Chongqing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing....

The 72 hours visa free cities in China

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which covers an area of 16.3 hectares (40.4 acres), has a long history of more than 1300 years. It mainly consists of the Xian Museum, the ancient Jianfu Temple built in the year 684 A.D during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and the famous Small Wild Goose Pagoda included in...

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda

The Qinling mountain in snow

On Nov 24, it is raining in Xian city. While the Qinling mountain welcomes the snow. Hereunder are the beautiful photoe taken from the Qinling mountain. It looks like a snow kingdom of the fairy tale, doesn’t it?...

The Qinling mountain in snow

The chocolate-made Terra-cotta Warriors

Could you image what are these Terra-cotta Warriors with Christmas hat made of? The answer is chocolate. Does it surprise you? This photo is taken in Xian Shangri-La hotel and it is a miniature landscape of the No. 1 pit of the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum....

The chocolate-made Terra-cotta Warriors

The Economic Leaders’Clothing of This Year’s APEC!

As we know that the most traditional clothes of China are the Tang suit for man and cheong-sam for women.On Nov 10, the economic leaders that attended the meeting of the APEC and their spouses took a family portrait wearing the Chinese traditonal clothes....

The Economic Leaders’Clothing of This Year’s APEC!

If you have chow-hound friends, bring them to Xian!

As we know that Xi’an is an old city with a long history and famous local flavors. If you have chow-hound friends, just bring them to Xi’an and we are sure they will enjoy themselves very much in this paradise. If you would like to save the cost, you could take the trains which are […]...

If you have chow-hound friends, bring them to Xian!

The Welcome Banquet of the APEC, 2014

On Nov 10, 2014, the president Xi Jinping and the first lady Peng Liyuan host the welcome banquet at the Water Cube in Beijing for the economic leaders and their spouses that attend the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Informal Meeting. And we brought the precious scen...

The Welcome Banquet of the APEC, 2014

The Hanyangling Museum will hold the first “Golden Autumn Ginkgo Travel

The tens of thousands of Gingko Trees that the Hanyangling Museum plant in the year 1997 now has formed the scale. Especially when it is autumn and the ginkgo leaves falling, the beautiful scenery has been the paradise of the shutterbugs. From Nov 09 to Nov 24, the Hanyangling Museum will hold the f...

The Hanyangling Museum will hold the first “Golden Autumn Ginkgo Travel