beginnings of Chinese civilisation at Banpo, through to the unification
of the Chinese state and the city’s cosmopolitan status as the
culmination of the renowned Silk Road trade route, the Xian of today
treats visitors to a spectacular display of the China that was.
|By Fraggle Rockstar/Flickr|
Xian also fascinates on a smaller scale with its lively Muslim Quarter
streets and unique mosque, the 7th Century Big Goose Pagoda, and the
City Walls encircling many more historic sights.
Xian’s food is a unique blend of Far and Middle East: join us for
freshly barbecued kebabs at one of the city’s many night markets, or to
sample guotie, a unique fried dumpling.
And don’t forget to explore Xian’s unique shopping possibilities -
perhaps a set of horsehair brushes from ‘Artists’ Street’, or the wood
and ceramic crafts found in the maze of Muslim Quarter alleyways.