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 = 3511) AND (ServiceType = 16) ORDER BY dateEdit DESC Han Tang Tian Xia RestaurantSun 2 Aug 2015 19:14:00 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 = 36) AND (ServiceType = 33) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBeef or Mutton Paomo (Pancake slices with beef or mutton soup)Sat 1 Aug 2015 6:31:00 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 ...]]>Tomb of Emperor JingdiTue 28 Jul 2015 1:18:00 GMTtony360http://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/tomb-of-emperor-jingdi/Tangbo Art MuseumTue 28 Jul 2015 1:07:00 GMTtony360http://www.chinatravel.com/shaanxi/xian/attraction/tangbo-art-museum/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 PalaceWed 15 Jul 2015 21:52:00 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 = 6492) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCThe Grand Courtyard of Gao FamilyWed 15 Jul 2015 21:48:00 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 MuseumTue 14 Jul 2015 22:37:00 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 = 5099) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCTang ParadiseTue 14 Jul 2015 4:16:00 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 = 5848) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCMausoleum of the First Qin EmperorTue 14 Jul 2015 4:14:00 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 = 1083) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHuxian Peasant PaintingTue 14 Jul 2015 4:13:00 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 = 462) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHuangdi MausoleumTue 14 Jul 2015 4:10:00 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 = 469) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCGreat MosqueTue 14 Jul 2015 4:08:00 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 = 1082) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCForest of Stone Steles MuseumTue 14 Jul 2015 4:06:00 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 = 1736) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCCave DwellingTue 14 Jul 2015 3:46:00 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 = 13) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCShaanxi Historical MuseumThu 9 Jul 2015 22:41:00 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 = 454) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCHuaqing Hot SpringThu 9 Jul 2015 22:39:00 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...]]>SELECT top 1 Location + filename + '-s' + pictype as picurl FROM dbo.Web_Photo WHERE (VResourceSN = 19) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCDrum towerThu 9 Jul 2015 22:38:00 GMTfabiowzgogohttp://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 a...]]>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 PagodaThu 9 Jul 2015 22:37:00 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 = 18) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCBell TowerThu 9 Jul 2015 22:35:00 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 = 17) AND (ServiceType = 7) ORDER BY dateEdit DESCAncient City WallThu 9 Jul 2015 22:34:00 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...]]>