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 = 18) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBell TowerWed 23 Apr 2014 1:01:00 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 PagodaWed 23 Apr 2014 1:01:00 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 = 19) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCDrum towerWed 23 Apr 2014 1:01:00 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 = 17) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCAncient City WallWed 23 Apr 2014 1:00:00 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 wal...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 1367) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBanpo MuseumWed 23 Apr 2014 1:00:00 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 = 6490) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe Muslim QuarterWed 23 Apr 2014 0:58:00 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 = 1064) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHukou WaterfallWed 23 Apr 2014 0:57:00 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 = 12) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTerracotta ArmyMon 24 Mar 2014 19:25:00 GMTpeggiehttp://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 ...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 469) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCGreat MosqueTue 25 Feb 2014 19:50:00 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 = 6492) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe Grand Courtyard of Gao FamilyFri 7 Feb 2014 21:52:00 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 = 3511) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESC Han Tang Tian Xia RestaurantFri 7 Feb 2014 2:03:00 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 = 6265) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe 2011 Xian International Horticultural ExpositionTue 19 Nov 2013 2:13:00 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 = 3199) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCXian Muslim Food StreetMon 18 Nov 2013 2:51:00 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...]]>Awa Castle Qinlin branchThu 14 Nov 2013 2:05:00 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 = 6126) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe Hanyao Ruins ParkMon 11 Nov 2013 20:27:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/the-hanyao-ruins-park/ The Hanyao Ruins Park is the first large-scale theme park focusing on nuptial amenity and customs. It is located in the southeast of the Qujiang New District in Xian City and close to the Qujiang Ruins Park, the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, the Lotus Palace of the Tang Dynasty and the Sleepless Town of the Tang Dynasty. The Hanyao Ruins Park is also one of the six ruins park projects in the New Qujiang District. It covers 188.75 acres, including park of 60 acres and other functional areas of 120...]]>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 11 Nov 2013 20:25:00 GMTdavidhttp://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 = 456) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCXiangjisi TempleMon 11 Nov 2013 20:25:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/xiangjisi-temple/ Xiangji Temple, located in Weiqu, Changan district, 17 kilometers to the south of the Xian City, was built in the Year two in the Reign of the Emperor Zhongzong in the Tang Dynasty (706AD). The main builder of the temple is monk Huai Yun for mourning the death of his master monk Shandao who was a renowned monk in Tang dynasty and believed to be one of the initiators of a branch of Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism. Referring to the origin of name of the temple, there are two versions. One says tha...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 471) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCYaozhou Ceramics KilnMon 11 Nov 2013 20:25:00 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 = 6494) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCQinglong TempleMon 11 Nov 2013 20:23:00 GMTdavidhttp://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/qinglong-temple/ Qinglong Temple (Green Dragon Temple) is located at Tielumiao Village in southern Xian city. It is one of the earliest Chinese Buddhist monasteries in Lushan County, and only keeps the main building now. The Qinglong main building is one of a few constructions with accurate chronology in the Yuan Dynasty. In spite of repairs in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it keeps its original architectural characters. Qinglong Temple is a key place to research ancient buildings and local Buddhism c...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 6368) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTaebaek MountainMon 11 Nov 2013 20:23:00 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...]]>