Xian is one of the most ancient four cities in the world with more than 3000 years history. It is the cradle of Chinese culture. It is the beginning of ancient “Silk Road”. It was the capital for 13 dynasties in China. There are more than 120 ancient tomes located here including No. 1 Huangdi tomb (Chinese ancestor) and No. 2 Terra cotta warriors and horses( the world eighth Wonder). Right now, its population is about 8.47 million. Its area is about 9983 km squre. The city flower is pomegranate flower.
II. About my apt (the items I offer below are all free)
Living room : a top lap; a router(Wifi pin is 740202090606); a local cell phone; a metro card; some guiding cards; a map; a first-aid kit; a smoke alarm; a fire extinguisher; pokers; some magazines and books; etc.
Dining room: a refrigerator; water machine; dining table
Master room: a king-size bed; carpet and covers; a closet; an iron; a flashlight; an alarm clock; an AC;
Balcony: A washing machine; Clothes hanger (spin to control up and down; pull and push to control left and right).
Bathroom: Toilet paper, tower, shampoo, detergent, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, hair-dryer, lotion, etc.
Kitchen: a hot water controller (press the button “eco comfort” for ten seconds to open it); a refrigerator; a coffer-maker; a microwave oven; a toaster; a water boiler; bowels and dishes; etc.
III. About what to eat:
There is a supermarket nearby called “Vanguard” where you can almost buy everything. At the second floor there is a restaurant named “Little six soup dumpling”(小六汤包)which I highly recommend. At the first floor another snack shop with various local food which I also recommend but maybe a little crowded and noisy. If you want more delicious food, go to pagoda square which is about 15 min. walking distance. On the way, there is a typical Chinese fast food called “Chinese humberger”(袁氏肉夹馍) and other restaurants. There are also KFC, Burger King, hotpot, and many other local restaurants. To the west of the square, a Chinese restaurant called “ the first noodle under the sun”(天下第一面) is pretty good where I often dine, The most famous food street in Xian is Muslim street near Drum tower where you can taste almost all Xian snacks.
VI. About the places you should go:
The first place is Terracotta where our first Chinese emperor is buried (the tomb is not discovered yet, the solders and warriors are only to protect the tomb). You can take Bus 41 to the train station, and change Bus 914, 915, 306(Tourist 5) get there.
You can also visit Huaqing pool at the foot of Lishan mountain on the way when you come back from Terracotta. The mountain is not high, have a try if you have time.
The second place I recommend is Bell Tower and Drum Tower which is the center of Xian. Take Bus. 400 or 242 get to Bell Tower. There is a square between them. You should visit Muslim street near Drum Tower and go to the South Gate which is about 15 min. walking distance to Bell tower. I recommend you rent a bike and circle the city wall.
The third place is Big Wild Goose Pagoda where a famous Chinese monk in Tang Dynasty translated Buddhist script from ancient India. You can walk there from my flat about 20 min. don’t forget arrange your time to watch the music fountain show at 12pm (except Tuesday noon) and 9pm every day. Then you can go to a park nearby named “Tang Paradise Park”.
Huashan mountain is one of five most famous mountains in China. Take tourist bus No. 1 in train station 7am every morning, and come back 5pm every afternoon. 10 Centigrade colder on the peak.
There are so many other places to see like Shanxi history museum, Small pagoda, Stone calligraphy mesuem, Xingqing park, Ming Dynasty relics park, etc. They are in the city. Other places like Famen Temple, Huangdi Tomb, Huang Tomb are also famous but a little bit far from city.
* except Muslim street, you do not need to bargain. The fountain show is free. You can check the fare of other places on line
Anyway, contact me anytime if you have any question. I am familiar with this city and are willing to help you very much.
|Space offered||Entire place|
- Air conditioning
- Free parking
- Washing machine