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112 travelers at this place:

  • Day11

    At the Terracotta Warriors

    April 3 in China ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    Now this is a huge operation. Visited by some 3.5 million yearly. Fascinating exhibit. Spent about 3 hrs here. Tons of pics here.,109.273056&q=Terracotta Army&_ext=EiQp4XoUrkcxQUAxgH7fv3lRW0A54XoUrkcxQUBBgH7fv3lRW0A=Read more

  • Day10

    Excelsior International Hotel - Xian

    April 2 in China ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    Jessica is our tour guide for Xian. She talked non stop on the way from the airport. Hotel is awesome. Gate1 is knocking it out of the park with these hotels. We checked in and then we went out for a bit to explore street vendors. Great time. Ended up in a noodle shop slurping big bowls of noodles and drinking local beer. A stop at the pharmacy to pick up drugs as many folks are coming down with colds.Read more

  • Day11

    At the terracotta warrior factory

    April 3 in China ⋅ ⛅ 68 °F

    Where they make replicas of the terra-cotta warriors, the way they were originally made. Interesting visit. Did a video of how they were made - will have to post that later. Also bought a small one for myself. Then saw some beautiful lacquer finished furniture with inlays

  • Day12

    to Xian airport - flight to Beijing

    April 4 in China ⋅ ☁️ 54 °F

    Had to have luggage out last night at 10:30 after we got back from the dinner theater. Breakfast at 5:45. Flight at 9 am

    Arrived airport at 7:40am. Onboard at 8:36. Landed at 11:05 am. Had some yogurt onboard The Chinese have the most delicious tasting yogurt. Sweeter than ours back home.

    3 nights in Beijing coming up. Looking pretty smoggy at the airport as we land around 11am
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  • Day6

    Terracotta Army & Xi'an

    April 13 in China ⋅ 🌫 10 °C

    Another early start this morning as there was a long day ahead. First we went to a workshop to watch them make Terracotta Army figures and other crafts, such as the shown furniture. Before we visited the army itself, we stopped to meet the “Lucky Farmer” who first discovered them while digging for a well. I bought a signed book from him so he let me have a photograph. The Terracotta Army was spectacular. It’s incredible how so many huge figures could do unnoticed for so long. We then went to a hot springs, but it was raining so the water was out of bounds. Nevertheless the surrounding gardens were very pretty. We saw a tree where people could tie love notes/wishes to. Then we went to the Xi’an city wall for a bit as we’d missed the opportunity yesterday. The weather was not great today but at least it didn’t stop our sightseeing.Read more

  • Day5

    Xi'an Arrival

    April 12 in China ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Slept surprisingly well in the sleeper train last night but was sadly awoken for our 8am arrival in Xi’an. We met our new tour guide at the station who then took us straight to the hotel for some breakfast. They had a much wider selection of food so a big breakfast for me. Then it was off to the Tangbo Art Museum to look through the gallery then try our hand at calligraphy (difficult). Sadly because it was raining we didn’t go to Goose Pagoda as planned but instead drive around it while I won many games of rummy on the coach. Then it was back to the hotel to practice for our performance at Nanya School next week. We settled on We Will Rock You as everyone knows the words and we can get some audience participation. After dinner we all just went to chat in one of the hotel rooms for a couple hours as many people were still tired from the train journey. Not so busy today but ready for a packed schedule tomorrow.Read more

  • Day18

    Xi'an & Terracotta warriors

    May 21, 2018 in China ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    We took the night train from Beijing to Xi’an mainly to take a peek at the Terracotta warriors museum. Once again, the chinese trains surprised us with clean and comfortable 4 bed cabins that we shared with two quiet and kind locals.
    Xi’an is an important landmark of the Chinese culture as it was the capital of the Qin dynasty, the first to unify most of China. The Terracotta army was secretly ordered by the Qin emperor around 200 years BC and only found in 1975. Our curiosity on the lengthy Chinese history and culture is growing as we move around. We read more and more about it everyday.
    In Xi’an we wandered and got lost inside the busy area within the old Ming city walls despite the rainy weather. What we loved the most was the crowded Muslim quarter, where we took some risk to try some local specialities of street food. The Big Wild Goose square Pagoda from the Tang era failed to impress us, and tickets were a rip-off just to access the garden.
    Around one hour away from the city was the place that delighted our eyes and left us speechless and totally amazed: the Terracotta Warriors Museum. This 8th wonder of the world is worth by itself the visit to China. Around 7000 terracotta warriors, human size, all slightly different, made using advanced techniques and science more that 2000 thousand years ago. Most of it is still unearthed as well as the emperor’s mausoleum. The history and facts behind were totally worth a read that made us appreciate this wonder from a different perspective.
    Next: Tibet!
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  • Day11

    At the exercise park

    April 3 in China ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

    Great time this morning exercising with the Chinese ! Lots of videos later. Beautiful park. The Chinese are doing things we should all be doing

  • Day11

    Dinner theater

    April 3 in China ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    6 course dinner than an hour long theater presentation. Will follow up with videos once we get to Beijing and I have WiFi. Good time. Great costumes, music

  • Day74

    Xian - Huayin

    April 27, 2018 in China ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    In Xianggang brachten wir unsere erste Fährenfahrt hinter uns. Nötig war es nicht, aber das Gras auf der anderen Seite des Flusses sah grüner aus,
    Wir hatten einen super Platz für die Nacht, direkt am Fluss.
    Eine Kuh auf der Weide übernahm die Nachtwache.

    Am nächsten Morgen wurden wir vom strömenden Regen überrascht, um nicht in der nassen Wiese stecken zu bleiben, wurde alles schnell zusammengepackt und wir haben das Weite gesucht. Die Straßen der Dörfer verwandelten sich zu kleinen Flüssen.

    In der Altstadt von Xian angekommen, steuerten wir direkt in die Fußgängerzone, wir standen mitten drin, an umdrehen war nicht mehr zu denken. Überall Leute, Roller und Straßenstände…wir gaben nicht klein bei und hupten uns durch bis zur nächsten Hauptstraße.
    Wir schlenderten abends etwas durch die Stadt und stoppten an dem ein oder anderen Straßenstand um etwas zu essen.

    Den 2. Tag verbrachten wir fast nur im Hostel um zu faulenzen.
    Zum Abendessen liefen wir zur Pub-street und endeten in einem Paulaner Biergarten.

    Weiter ging es nach Huayin etwa 150km von Xian zum Huashan Mountain. Das Wetter war wieder nicht auf unserer Seite und so campten wir auf dem Parkplatz vor dem Eingang und warteten auf schönes Wetter.

    Der nächste Morgen sah auch nicht viel besser aus und so wurde viel diskutiert, ob und wann wir auf den Berg laufen.
Nach dem Mittagessen war es dann soweit, zu 5. gingen wir es an und fuhren mit der Gondel ein Stück dem Gipfel entgegen.
    Nach 2h Wandern waren wir am Gipfel- Hostel.
    Es war kalt und nass, die Sicht war alles andere als gut & Duschen gab es auch keine.
    Das Hostel war die teuerste Unterkunft nach unserem super Hotel auf Koh Chang in Thailand

    Doch wenigstens wurde das Wetter etwas besser und die Wolken rissen gegen Abend auf und schenkten uns einen super Blick auf die Berge.

    Der Wecker klingelte früh und wir genossen die aufgehende Sonne.
    Bevor es wieder nach unten zu den Anderen ging, wollte noch eine kleine Mutprobe hinter sich gebracht werden: mit spärlichem Klettergurt und keiner Einweisung ging es auf den kleinen Weg der direkt an der Felswand befestigt war. Man lief über ca. 30-40cm breiten Holzbalken die Steilwand entlang. Unter einem wartete die Schlucht und eine Aussicht die sich sehen lassen kann.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Shaanxi, Sjaanxi, شنشي, Правінцыя Шэньсі, Шънси, ཧྲའན་ཞི་ཞིང་ཆེན།, Siēng-să̤, Šen-si, Ŝenŝjio, شاآنشی, Province de Shaanxi, 陝西, Sám-sî, שאאנשי, शान्शी, Senhszi, Շենսի, 陝西省, შენსი, 산시 성, Xensia, Šaansi, Šaaņsji, ഷാങ്സി, Шэньси муж, षान्शी, Siám-sai-séng, ਸ਼ੈਨਸ਼ੀ, شانسی, Shaanxi pruwinsya, Шэньси, Шенси, ஷாங்ஷி மாகாணம், มณฑลส่านซี, Şensi, شېنشى ئۆلكىسى, Шеньсі, Shensi, Thiểm Tây, Chånxi, 陕西省, Sanjsih, 陕西

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