|Luxurious shopping can easily be found when traveling in Xi'an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province, with everything from vendor's stands to modern mega malls. Traditional handicrafts and replicas of cultural relics are all well-received by visitors.
Situated next to the Drum Tower, Muslim Street is one of the must-see streets in Xi'an. Instead of being only a street like the name it suggests, it is an important community for Muslims. With rows of restaurants, snack stalls and shops lined on both sides of the street, it is a perfect place for dining and purchasing souvenirs.
The Muslim snacks, ranging from Yangrou Paomo (Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup), Roujiamo (Chinese hamburger), Majiang Liangpi (Cold Noodle with Sesame), Chaoliangfen (stirred bean jelly), Guotie (fried dumplings), Shaguo (casserole) to Fenzhengrou (powder steamed meat) are all available there.
The Great Mosque of Xi'an, the largest and best preserved of the Tang Dynasty's (618-907) mosques in China, is situated in Huajue Lane, deep in Muslim Street. A mixture of Chinese and Islamic cultures pervade everywhere in the area.
Transportation: Take the No.502, 706 or 707 bus and get off at Luomashi; or take the No.4, 7, 8, 11, 32, 43, 118, 206, 215, 216, 300, 600, K605 bus and get off at Bell Tower and walk northwest.
Globaltimes.cn | April 20, 2012