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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)



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XianPreviously known as Chang'an in history, Xi'an (meaning "West Peace" in Chinese) is located in central Shaanxi, at a river valley along the Yellow River. The city of Xi'an (population 6 million) was the first Chinese city to open up its doors to the ancient world, not in 1980 under the "Open Door" policy, but in fact during the Tang dynasty (618-907AD) when Xi'an boomed as the first stop on the Silk Road. Over a period of more than 2000 years, Xi'an was the capital for eleven dynasties. Along with Rome and Constantinople, this city was a world leader in culture and trade and played a vital role in bridging the gap between east and west.

As dynasty after dynasty added their own mark to Xi'an, the relics of old palaces, temples and tombs abound throughout the city and surrounding countryside. The tyrannical Qin dynasty emperor Qin Shihuang, with his capital at Xianyang, close to present day Xi'an, left his indelible mark through the famed Terracotta Warriors. It is a must see attraction about Xi'an travel. 

The Tang Dynasty is considered one of China's golden ages for its unmatched cultural achievements. Trade reached Central Asia and Europe, thousands of students from Japan and Korea arrived in Xi'an to study the Tang cultural, and Chinese monks traveled to India to copy Buddhist sutras. At its zenith during the Tang dynasty, Xi'an was the world's largest and more cosmopolitan city, measuring 84.1 square kilometers with over one million residents. 

The total area of Xi'an is 10,000sq.km. The population has just broken through 8 million; about 5 million people live in the city area. It is the largest and most developed city in the central to northwestern part of China and is ranked among the 10 largest cities in the nation. There is so much to see in and around Xi'an to keep even the most energetic visitor busy for a week or two. This makes Xi'an one of the most pleasant cities to get acquainted with Chinese culture and history - a destination for tens of thousands of foreign and Chinese tourists alike every year.

Things To Do in Xi'an - Xi'an Attraction Guide

Terracotta Army

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Xian Old City Wall

Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang

Huaqing Hot Spring

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Xi'an Bell Tower

Xi'an Drum Tower

Famen Temple

Shaanxi Historical Museum

Xian Stone Stele Museum

Banpo Museum

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