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 = 3497) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe First Bowl in Shaanxi(Shaanxi DiYiWan)Fri 24 Oct 2014 11:24:00 GMTlotusbluehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/restaurant/the-first-bowl-in-shaanxi(shaanxi-diyiwan)/The First Bowl in Shaanxi is an old and famous restaurant in Xian. It mainly offers home style food and Shaanxi style food. The specialty is Hulutou Paomo, which is very well-known. There are a variety of flavors with quality soup and many pig intestines. The taste is rather pure and typical. Various kinds of cold dishes are also quite delicious, especially when enjoyed with Hulutou Paomo together. Recommended Dishes: Hulutou Paomo, cold dish Hours: 10:00 24:00 Average consumption/person: 17...]]>Shenlonggang RestaurantWed 22 Oct 2014 10:46:00 GMTLovechinahttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/restaurant/shenlonggang-restaurant/SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6490) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe Muslim QuarterTue 21 Oct 2014 15:19:00 GMTpeggiehttp://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 ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 19) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCDrum towerMon 20 Oct 2014 20:43:00 GMTpeggiehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/drum-tower/ The Drum Tower, facing the Bell Tower on the other side of the square and a national key culture relic, was built in the 13th Year of Hongwu (1380 A D), four years before the building of the Bell Tower. According to legend, in ancient times there once hung a drum for telling time. The drum was struck at dusk, hence the name Drum Tower. With an area of 1,924 square meters, the Drum Tower is rectangular in shape, 52.6 meters long, 38 meters wide and 7.7 meters high. Like the Bell Tower, it is...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1367) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBanpo MuseumMon 20 Oct 2014 13:24:00 GMTpeggiehttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/banpo-museum/ In the Yellow River valley, Banpo Village Ruins is a typical representation of the Neolithic Yangshao Agricultural Village. The ruins date back 56006700 years. It is the earliest known agricultural village in China. The term Yangshao culture is used because the first example was found near Yangshao Village. The oldest Yangshao-type village is Banpo. The Banpo Village Ruins were discovered in 1953 with a 50000 sq. meter built-up area. From 1954 to 1957, the Institute of Archaeology of Chinese ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 18) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBell TowerMon 20 Oct 2014 5:51:00 GMTpeggiehttp://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 = 1427) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBig Wild Goose PagodaMon 20 Oct 2014 1:03:00 GMTpeggiehttp://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 = 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....]]>