China Xi’an 5 : Hua Shan Lun Jian/ 华山论剑 – Discussion of Swords in Mount Hua

Hua Shan/ Mount Hua Today I have equipped myself to experience climbing Hua Shan/ Mount Hua. Talking about this mountain, I would think of the martial arts and Kung Fu. Cable Car to Hua Shan Hua Shan is a mountain located 120 km east of Xian, Shaanxi province. It is one of the China’s Big …

China Xi’an 4 – Colors of the Terracotta warriors were faded within minutes after the archaeologists dig it out !

Xian City Wall Xian City Wall/西安城墙 is an ancient capital of China, also represent one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Xian City Wall is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, also being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.  It is located …

China Xi’an 3 – Life in Rural village in Shaanxi , see it yourself the OLD and NEW village!

Daming Palace in National Heritage Park This place is big, a very huge park with nothing much except some miniature of the palace built at one corner of the park.  There are some ruins or base of the ancient palace left in this huge area. The palace was destroyed, and currently there is only a section …

China Xi’an 2 : Find out what is the real meaning of “扬眉吐气” in Shaanxi.

Lunch at Yaodong Yaodong/窯洞 is a house cave, found in Shaanxi area. There are still quite a big population, 40 million living in yaodong these days.  It is very cooling in the summer when I had my lunch there and I heard it need very little heating in winter. I have always wanted to find …

China Xi’an 1 – A day in Famen Temple – Let’s see the Finger Bone of Sakyamuni Buddha

Ancient Capital of China – Xian : A day in Famen Temple I visit China frequently and every few years I would re-visit different part of China.  I started to explore from the southern part of China such as Xiamen, Guangzhuo, ChaoZhou, Yunnan and Guangxi.  This time I was really excited because Xian, is really …