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China’s Ancient Treasures

Visiting Xian’s archeological excavation sites was one of the most memorable experiences I have had traveling in China. The Terra Cotta Army was remarkable, and Han Yang Ling was equally impressive. Terracotta Warriors The discovery of the Qin Dynasty artifacts

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Muslim Quarter of Xi’an

The market is a curious and intriguing place to explore and witness life unfold. It is where I get a glimpse of reality: no holds barred, nothing hidden, everything exposed! It is there that one truly gets a sensory experience

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Xi’an City Wall Cycling

Cycling the entire stretch of the walls of Xi’an City is probably the most satisfying way to experience China’s ancient capital. It only takes about 2 hours to complete the 13km rectangular-shaped walled city on a regular medium speed bike.

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22 Days in China

How does one explore a great country called China for three long weeks and maintain momentum? You don’t! Because it naturally flows, like a stream running through its watercourse steady, serene and sure.  China’s ethnological diversity alone is enough to

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A Song of Everlasting Sorrow

‘A Song of Everlasting Sorrow’ is China’s first large-scale real-scene historical dance drama that revives a poetic masterpiece enduring through the Tang Dynasty period and reenacts the emotion and passion of the moving romantic story of the emperor and his

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Tang Dynasty Show

I booked for this show, The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance, through the hostel where I was staying – Ancient City Youth Hostel, if you care to know. The staff whisked me off to Tang Palace and back to the

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