Xian Travel Guide, China Destinations, Travel Guide To Chinahttp://www.chinatravel.com/rssRSS-BoardSELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1082) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCForest of Stone Steles MuseumFri 19 Sep 2014 0:50:00 GMT798lighthttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/forest-of-stone-steles-museum/ Situated in the famous Three Schools Street of Xian (the three schools refer to the Changan School, Fu School and the Xianning School of Qin Dynasty), the steles forest was established in the second year of the Northern Song Dynasty (1078 AD) to store the Kaicheng Stone Inscriptions. Since then, the collection of the steles forest has been constantly expanding. To date the stone tablets total about 3,000 and they are stored and displayed in six steles corridors, seven steles exhibition halls ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 12) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTerracotta ArmyFri 19 Sep 2014 0:44:00 GMT798lighthttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/terracotta-army/ The Terracotta Army Museum, selected as one of Top 10 Things to Do in China, lie 1.5 km east to the Tomb of Qin First Emperor. The Terracotta Army figures lie underground for more than 2000 years. In 1974, farmers digging a well about 1500 meters east of the tomb uncovered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world. The firstly discovered site of Terracotta Army was named Vault One. In 1976, the other two vaults were uncovered 20-25 meter close to the Vault One, and were named ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 452) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCFormer Residence of General Zhang XueliangMon 1 Sep 2014 0:41:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/former-residence-of-general-zhang-xueliang/ The Former Residence of General Zhang Xueliang, located at No.69 Jianguo Road, Xian, is a courtyard housing three-storied brick-and-wood-structured western-style building. It has been turned into Xian Incident Memorial Hall today, the historical relic under the national protection. Zhang Xueliang, born on 3 June 1901 and died on 14 October 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, was a very famous patriotic hero during the Chinese People Anti-Japanese War. His nicknamed is the Young Mars...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 469) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCGreat MosqueMon 25 Aug 2014 10:42:00 GMTpeggiehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/great-mosque/ Due to its location in Huajue Alley, northwest of the Drum Tower, the mosque is also named the Huajue Alley Mosque. Deemed to be one of the two most significant ancient mosques in Xian (the other is the mosque in Daxuexi Alley), it was ostensibly founded by the naval admiral and Hajji Cheng Ho, the son of a prestigious Muslim family who is famous for clearing the China Sea of pirates and leading the great Ming naval expedition to south and west. Since the fourteenth century, the mosque has un...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3511) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESC Han Tang Tian Xia RestaurantWed 6 Aug 2014 2:49:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/restaurant/han-tang-tian-xia-restaurant/ Making Dumplings at Han Tang Tian Xia Restaurant Dumpling, also called Jiaozi, is one part of Chinese culture. Making and eating dumpling with meat and vegetable stuffings are popular during the New Year Festival. People in North China would like to have dumplings during the festival. Han Tang Tian Xia Restaurant is a high-quality elegant and spacious restaurant, offering home cook dishes and excellent dumpling meals. Here, you can enjoy a vivid course for making dumplings and have...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6492) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe Grand Courtyard of Gao FamilyWed 6 Aug 2014 2:36:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/the-grand-courtyard-of-gao-family/ Located in Xians bustling shopping area, the Gaos Grand Courtyard is the former residence of Gao Yuesong (a high ranking official in the later Ming Dynasty). Occupied an area of 4.2 acres, the courtyard has 86 rooms and 56 of them are open to the public now. The courtyard is wood quadrangle, and the main one is built in the Ming Dynasty with a more than 400 years history. Xian Art Gallery works in the main house now. Highlights Shadow puppet play (p yń≠ng x in Chinese) in the Gaos ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 199) AND (ServiceType = 35) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCQin Opera MaskSun 1 Jun 2014 7:31:00 GMTchinatravelhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/product/qin-opera-mask/Qin opera mask made according to the characters in the Qin opera, has grown into a series of standardized forms of art....]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 17) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCAncient City WallMon 26 May 2014 4:49:00 GMTpeggiehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/ancient-city-wall/ Overview The first landmark visitors will encounter in Xian is the ancient city wall, which stretches round the old city. The northern side runs parallel to the railway. Xian was originally a walled city, and even today the wall is considered a landmark dividing the city into the inner part and the outer part. The city wall is massive - tall, long and thick. The South Gate and North Gate are the two main entrances to the inner city. The city itself is neatly arranged along the city wall....]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1064) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHukou WaterfallMon 26 May 2014 4:49:00 GMTpeggiehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/hukou-waterfall/ Hukou Waterfall, located at the intersection of Shanxi Province and Shaanxi Province, some 450 kilometers from Xian, is the second largest waterfall in China. It is a great pleasure that a visitors should not miss in the Yellow River Basin. The mighty Yellow River, the second largest river in China, surge its way form the Qinghai Province to the border of Shanxi and Shaanxi Provinces where it suddenly found its way through a narrow valley blocked by mountains on both sides. The riverbed ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 465) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCLouguantai Wild Animal Breeding and Protection CenterMon 26 May 2014 4:48:00 GMTpeggiehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/louguantai-wild-animal-breeding-and-protection-center/ China is known for a lot of things including its vast, rich, and diverse wildlife. Unfortunately, because of the ongoing threats of progress and the destruction of the forests and the wetlands, which are natural habitats, many animals are already considered endangered, vulnerable, or very close to extinction. In order to greatly reduce the impact of such threat and loss in biodiversity and natural resources of the country, the government and certain organizations have decided to create f...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 2031) AND (ServiceType = 44) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCXian Terra Cotta Warriors and pomegranate FestivalWed 21 May 2014 8:29:00 GMTjoycehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/miscellaneous/xian-terra-cotta-warriors-and-pomegranate-festival/Venue: Lintong, Xian Duration: Sep. 10 to Sep. 20 Category: Sightseeing and Festivals Xian Terra Cotta Warriors and pomegranate Festival is held in Lintong of Xian from Sep. 10 to Sep. 20 annually. Lintong is home to Terra Cotta Warriors and it also abounds with pomegranates. Each year, while traveling to Lintong in autumn, which is the harvest season of pomegranates, an ocean of bright red pomegranates will gladden the heart and please the eye. Xian Terra Cotta Warriors and pomegranate Fe...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6265) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe 2011 Xian International Horticultural ExpositionTue 20 May 2014 1:38:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/the-2011-xian-international-horticultural-exposition/ The Expo at a glance... Theme: The enduring prosperity of the dualism of nature and mankind as reflected in the purposeful harmony between the urban and the rural, also within the city Where: The all-new Ziwei Urban Gardensite, aka Flowing Gardens, at the Guangyuntan Scenic Area in the Chan-Ba Ecological District of the city of Xian When: 28 April to 22 October, 2011 Slogan: Green Leads the Trend! The 2011 Xian International Horticultural Exposition to be referred...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 197) AND (ServiceType = 35) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCGrass KnotworkSat 17 May 2014 15:25:00 GMTsunnyhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/product/grass-knotwork/Grass weaving mainly takes cornstalk tegument as raw material using various ways to make up many kinds of products. The most commonly three ways of grass weaving are plane knitting, twisting and plaiting....]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 3199) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCXian Muslim Food StreetSat 17 May 2014 15:09:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/restaurant/xian-muslim-food-street/ Xian Muslim Food Street is 500 meters long and 10 meters wide. The street has been the gathering place of exquisite Muslim food for centuries, with a wide diversity of tastes and strong ethnic delicacies. After years of rebuilding, the buildings here give prominence to the Islam style. Foods served include: Liu Yang Rou Paomo (Pancake slices with beef or mutton soup), Cured Beef and Mutton, Guangtang Steamed Bun, Shaozi noodles (noodles flavored with a layer of minced meat), fried persimmon c...]]>Replica of Terracotta Warriors and HorsesFri 16 May 2014 17:08:00 GMTyourguidehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/product/replica-of-terracotta-warriors-and-horses/SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 471) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCYaozhou Ceramics KilnFri 16 May 2014 12:52:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/yaozhou-ceramics-kiln/ The Yaozhou Ceramic Kiln, first to be used to create ceramic in the Tang Dynasty, is one of the most famous ceramic kilns in ancient China. After the development during Five Dynasties and Ten States, the Yaozhou Ceramic Kiln reached its climax in the Song Dynasty and ended up its work in the last period of the Yuan Dynasty, with a long history of more than 800 years. It is renowned not only for its delicate ceramic, but also for its large scale, won it a title as Ten-li Kiln (a kiln site ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 196) AND (ServiceType = 35) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCCaneworkWed 14 May 2014 0:47:00 GMTsunnyhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/product/canework/Canework made in Xian includes cane furniture, cane mat and cane knotwork. With bright color, the cane fibre is tough, elastic, rotproof and waterproof, which makes it possible to produce new items by mixing with bamboo, wood and plastic. Canework features handiness and being durable, they can make fine adornment....]]>Awa Castle Qinlin branchTue 13 May 2014 19:17:00 GMTmeimeilihttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/restaurant/awa-castle-qinlin-branch/SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6368) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTaebaek MountainSun 11 May 2014 16:39:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/taebaek-mountain/ Taebaek Mountain is the most famous mountain in east of Mainland China. It can be found in the middle of the Qingling Mountains at the junction of Zhouzhi, Taebaek, and Mei County. Regarded as the dividing line between the distinctive northern and southern China sceneries and geography, Taebaek of Qingling spans across southern Shaanxi Province. Its unique location is what creates its complex and distinctive natural environment where the weather is constantly changing. In Taebaek, fo...]]>Potter WhistleSun 11 May 2014 15:43:00 GMTyourguidehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/product/potter-whistle/