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Friday, January 6, 2012

Where To Go During the Spring Festival

As a saying goes in China that "if you want to have a look at how China is like in the modern times, then you should go to Shanghai, while for the views of the past 500 years, Beijing should be taken into consideration, and for the situation thousands of years ago, Xian is the best choice".

The Tang Paradise

Xian, a city of profound history and culture remains, has long been a capital city of China. Nowadays, you can find obvious historical influence in not only historical interest, but also in the folks' daily life, even if you are just a passer-by. Restaurants, taverns, small or large, can all provide an image of past glories.

If you want to have a deep understanding of traditional Xian culture, then Qinqiang (Shaanxi Opera) is a must. The Yisu Club under the Bell Tower has enjoyed a history of 100 years, there will be shows at every Friday and Saturday night. Lucky if you were, you would have the opportunity to listen to the citizens practicing on Qinqiang.

Xian is ranked among Chinese cities bearing the best disposition, Tang Paradise, taking an area of 100,000 sq.m, should be a place you cannot miss if you arrange your China visit during Chinese Spring Festival. It was constructed on the ancient site of lotus garden which was established in 483 A.D..Except for large scale of exquisite architectures modeled those of the Tang Dynasty, there will be wonderful traditional dance and sing show, which can definitely be called an ideal textbook of the Tang Dynasty.
the Muslim Street

Besides some other world-famous tour sites, like Terra Cotta Warriors, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, etc, you can also enjoy authentic Xian cuisine, Jiasan steamed stuffed bun, Pingwa Roast Meat, Hulu Tou, Yangrou Paomo are strongly recommended.

By the way, if you are too full, you can go to experience the rock music in Xian, there has emerged several rock music stars, like Zheng Jun, Xu Wei, you've heard about them, quite popular in China mainland? They usually make performances in Libo Piano Company, Lvzhou Piano Company, Nanmen Bar, 1+1 Bar, etc.

one of Xian bars

So, in the end, enjoy your China Spring Festival tour


  1. I really want to visit Shanghai soon !!!!!

  2. Very nice and colorful pictures !

  3. I love your first picture and I took exactly the same picture of the Terra Cotta warrior in Xian.