The Barrier Lakes

On August 18, 2011, in Lakes, Other Places of Interest, Waterfalls & Pools, Xi'an, by Jack Li

The Heaven Pool, the Ganqiu Pool, and the Daping Pool in Mount Cuiwei Scenic Region are all barrier lakes formed by landslide. When landslide happened, huge rocks fell down and dammed the Taiyi River which flows through Mount Cuiwei, thus creating the three barrier lakes. The Heaven Pool is located on the flat top of […]

Mount Cuihua Scenic Region

On August 18, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Waterfalls & Pools, Xi'an, by Jack Li

Mount Cuihua is located 23 kilometers away from the south of Xi An. It is actually the northern branch of the famous Qinling Mountains. The scenic region is known as “Geological Museum of China” and “the most beautiful place in Zhongnan” for its beautiful lakes and hills, and unique landslide landform. It consists of the […]

Xian Great Mosque

On August 16, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Cultural Experience, Transportation, Xi'an, by Jack Li

When embarking on China Travels you not only come across a culinary adventure there are also many cultural experiences that are a world apart from what one presumes as being ‘normal’. Hence, it is advised that you book your China Tour and begin exploring new heights. Located near the Drum Tower on Huajue Lane of […]

Beijng Zoo (Beijing Dongwu Yuan)

On August 15, 2011, in Beijing, Must-sees, Other Places of Interest, by Jack Li

Beijing zoo (simplified Chinese:北京动物园; traditional Chinese:北京動物園; pinyin:Běijīng dòng wù yuán; literally “Beijing Zoo”) is located in the Xicheng District and it is the largest city zoo in China. The land was the royal manor in the Ming Dynasty, and in the Qing Dynasty was the private garden of Fukang’an who is the third son of […]

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Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor Travel Tips

On July 26, 2011, in Historical Relics, Other Places of Interest, Travel Info, Xi'an, by Jack Li

The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor lies 30 km east of Xi An City, stretching from the north side of Lishan Mountain to the south shore of Wei River. The Mausoleum blends into the mountainous landscape, adding a solemn touch to the surrounding scenery. Best time to visit the Mausoleum of the First Qin […]

Historical Park of the First Qin Emperor

On July 26, 2011, in Historical Relics, Other Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, Xi'an, by Jack Li

The Historical Park of the First Qin Emperor is located at the center of the Mausoleum. It is 35 km east of Xi An City, Shaanxi Province covering 2.13 km2. The Mausoleum stretches from the south end of Lishan Mountain to the south shore of Wei River. Following the curves of the landscape, the park […]

The Underground Palace of the First Qin Emperor

On July 26, 2011, in Historical Relics, Palaces, Tombs, Xi'an, by Jack Li

The Underground Palace of the First Qin Emperor refers to the vault of the First Qin Emperor’s tomb which houses the emperor’s coffin and funerary objects. The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is situated at the foot of Lishan Mountain, 30 km east of Xi’an City. However, the location of the Underground Palace was […]

Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

On July 26, 2011, in Historical Relics, Tombs, Xi'an, by Jack Li

Discovered in 1974, the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, the first emperor to unite China, is at the foot of Lishan Mountain and to the east of Lin Tong County, just over 30 kilometers away from Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. To the north of the gigantic mausoleum enshrouded by shady trees flows the winding Wei […]

Huaqing Hot Spring Travel Tips

On July 25, 2011, in Travel Info, Waterfalls & Pools, Xi'an, by Jack Li

Huaqing Hot Spring is located at the northern foot of Mount Li of Lintong, 30 km to the east of Xi’an. As a well-known hot spring resort in China, it has thermal water flowing continuously in accordance with the alternations of the sun and the moon. Neither surplus nor lack of water ever occurs. Many […]

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Beihai Shulin (stele forest)

On July 25, 2011, in Historical Relics, Other Places of Interest, Xi'an, by Jack Li

The existing artistic carvings in Huaqing Hot Spring contain 7 steles, 16 poem-engraved stones, 7 stonecutting and 4 pairs of stone carvings of ancient China.  Combining 69 steles, built after 1949, the collection was named “Beihai Shulin” .  “The stele of Hot Spring Song in the Northern Wei dynasty” and “The stele of Hot Spring […]

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