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 = 36) AND (ServiceType = 33) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeef or Mutton Paomo (Pancake slices with beef or mutton soup)Sat 30 Jan 2016 2:51:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/food/beef-or-mutton-paomo-(pancake-slices-with-beef-or-mutton-soup)/ The special features of beef and mutton Paomo (YangrouPaomo) are that the materials are carefully selected, the meat is well-cooked , the soup is rich and thick and the smell is tempting with everlasting taste and a function of warming ones stomach. Therefore, it is the most special and popular food in Xian. The culinary art required for Pancake slices soaked in beef or mutton soup is very carefully selected, the craft of boiling meat is very exquisite too. The basic way in making it is like ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 462) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHuangdi MausoleumMon 18 Jan 2016 14:03:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/huangdi-mausoleum/ As an AAAA-class scenic place, the Mausoleum of Yellow Emperor is not only a beautiful resort, but also an important national relic. The Yellow Emperor, with the name of Xuan Yuan and the surname of Gong Sun, was born in the matriarchal clan society. Mr. Simaqian (a famous historian of China) spoke highly of Yellow Emperor as He was born of intelligence and could talk soon after he was born. Being a child, he was very clever. He was honest and hardworking when he grew up. He was also knowle...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1083) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHuxian Peasant PaintingMon 18 Jan 2016 14:03:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/huxian-peasant-painting/ Hu County in Shaanxi Province is well-known throughout the country for its unique folk paitings. Amazingly, all those artists are peasants who have never received any kinds of painting trainings. They are born painters. Those peasant artists have become world-renowned for portraying the ordinary aspects of county life on blackboards and newspapers and in large murals. Acclaimed for their inventive style, the paintings have generated interest both at home and abroad, where theyve been display...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5848) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCMausoleum of the First Qin EmperorMon 18 Jan 2016 14:03:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/mausoleum-of-the-first-qin-emperor/ Mausoleum of Qin Shihuang ( also called Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor) stands at the foot of Mount. Li , 30km east to Xian. Its south backs on to Mount. Li and its north touches the Wei River. The big Mausoleum integrates with Mount. Li, offering unique landscape for sightseeing. In 246 BC, after Qin Shihuang (means the first emperor of the state of Qin in Chinese) ascended the throne of Qin ( a state in that period), he ordered to build his final resting palace. This authoritative e...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 5099) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTang ParadiseMon 18 Jan 2016 13:42:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/tang-paradise/ The Tang Paradise(DaTang Furong Yuan), situated in Qujiang Economic Development District, south of Xian city, is the first and largest cultural theme park of the Royal Park of the Tang Dynasty in China. It is the largest simulated Tang-style building complex in the world. Located in the site of the relic of original royal garden, the Tang Paradise recurs the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty from various aspects: architecture, culture, business, politics, entertainment, sports and arts. Almost e...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1427) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBig Wild Goose PagodaMon 18 Jan 2016 13:26:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/big-wild-goose-pagoda/ Standing in the Da cien Temple of a southern suburb of Xian, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Chinese ancient structures and has been viewed as the landmark of Xian. Originally built in 652 AD during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), it functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. Xuanzang started off from Changan (the ancient Xian), along the Silk Road and through deserts, finally arriving in India, ...]]>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 18 Jan 2016 13:25:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/ancient-city-wall/ 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. Hi...]]>SELECT 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 MuseumMon 18 Jan 2016 10:23:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://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 ArmyMon 18 Jan 2016 9:05:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://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 = 1736) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCCave DwellingMon 18 Jan 2016 8:16:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/cave-dwelling/ In Shaanxi, cave dwellings can be seen everywhere, especially in Yanan and Yulin districts. Loess in plateau is sticky, hard and not easy to collapse. People living on the Loess Plateau of northern Shaanxi have been dwelling in cave houses since 4,000 years ago. Most caves houses are carved out of the mountains. Local villagers carve caves in a simple, cheap way. Whats more, cave houses are easy to heat in winter and cool in summer. Today, cave houses are still widely spread on the Loess ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6069) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe Ruins of Daming PalaceMon 18 Jan 2016 6:27:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/the-ruins-of-daming-palace/ As an imperial palace with a large scale of buildings constructed in the early Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD), Daming Palace at that time was situated in the northern part of Changan City, namely Xian, which was the capital of the Tang Dynasty. Just like all the other traditional Chinese architectures, Daming Palace was constructed facing the south, with a grand atmosphere and occupying a commanding position. This palace was first built in the year 634AD, the eighth year of Emperor Taizong, who w...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1064) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHukou WaterfallMon 18 Jan 2016 5:07:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://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 a...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 13) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCShaanxi Historical MuseumMon 18 Jan 2016 4:14:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/shaanxi-historical-museum/ This large, modern State museum is situated at the western side of the Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian City. The exhibits on the ground and first floors are grouped into the Basic Exhibition Hall, the Theme Exhibition Hall and East Exhibition Hall. As well as the chronological dynastic displays including the Han, Wei, Jin, North and South, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, the pre-historical and bronze period exhibits, together with terra cotta figures and murals from tombs of the Tan...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 18) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBell TowerMon 18 Jan 2016 2:47:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/bell-tower/ Erected in 1380, the Drum Tower is the counterpart of the Bell Tower, which is 300 meters to the southeast. Like the Bell Tower, the Drum tower was used to tell time. An enormous drum once declared the hour at dusk, but later it was only used to warn of attacks. Standing 34 meters high, the tower was until recently one of the tallest structures in the city. The base is made of stone, while the upper stories are wood. The base of the tower is 1337.4 square meters in size, with a height of ...]]>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 FamilyMon 18 Jan 2016 2:47:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://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 ...]]>Xian Forest of Stone Steles MuseumMon 18 Jan 2016 2:47:00 GMTelyseeshttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/xian-forest-of-stone-steles-museum/SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 469) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCGreat MosqueMon 18 Jan 2016 2:45:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://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 = 6490) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe Muslim QuarterMon 18 Jan 2016 2:45:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/the-muslim-quarter/ If you are a person who deeply loves delicious food, the Muslim Quarter (Huimin Jie in Chinese) is the first place not to miss in Xian. It is a food paradise which is full of Muslim food. In addition, there are some well-preserved Muslim temples built in the Tang Dynasty. You can experience unique Chinese Muslim culture and life there. Adjacent to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower in the city center, the Muslim Quarter is a historic Muslim area. 10 Muslim temples in the different Dynasties ar...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 454) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHuaqing Hot SpringMon 11 Jan 2016 11:15:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/huaqing-hot-spring/ At the foot of Mount.Li and 30 km from the historic city Xian, Huaqing Hot Springs also called Huaqing Palace has been a famous hot spring resort for centuries. Lying close to the capital Xian, with the charming scenery of Lishan as a backdrop, the natural hot springs has held great attraction for the emperors who set their capital in the northwest China province of Shaanxi. Since the Zhou dynasty, a series of feudal rulers of Qin, Han, Sui, Tang and other short-lived dynasties took this we...]]>Qujiangchun RestaurantMon 21 Dec 2015 0:42:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/restaurant/qujiangchun-restaurant/