Tag: Xian

Xi’an Power

Conveniently located between the Xi’an airport and the city of Xian itself is a power plant which supplies the city with electricity. When I look at this I wonder if it is a nuclear power plant. If it is, to me, it doesn’t make much sense to place it between the city and the airport …

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Toll Roads Near Xi’an, China

Here are a couple toll roads near Xi’an. As you can see one looks traditional whereas the other looks more futuristic.

Biang Biang Noodles in Xi’an

In Xi’an, China there are noodles called “Biang Biang Mian” these are big slippery noodles that are a little bit spicy, but taste great. It is part of the fun trying to pick these big noodles up with chopsticks and the other half of the fun is enjoying their delicious taste. The interesting thing about …

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Qin Dynasty Terra-cotta Warriors Near Xi’an, China

The world famous Qin Shihuang’s Terra-cotta warriors and horse pits are situated 35 kilometers east of Xi’an.  It is a group of large scare burial pits of Qin Shihuang mausoleum.  Pit No. 1 was discovered in March 1974.  Pit No. 2 and 3 were discovered in April and May, 1976.  Pit No. 1 covers and …

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Wall Around Xi’an, China

Xi’an is one of the oldest cities in China and it was part of the silk road. You can tell by the many flavors and muslim influence of spices and food within the city. Around the city there is a big wall that was initially started during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and completed by 1370 …

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