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Top 10 Souvenirs in Xian

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
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Plan your Xian Tour? Xian is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. There are many exotic and unusual things to buy in Xian which make wonderful souvenirs and gifts for relatives and friends back home. If you are wondering what to buy during your Xian Tour, the flowing is a listing of top 10 souvenirs of Xian for your reference.

Terracotta Warrior Replicas 西安兵马俑纪念品
Terracotta Army is a clay army of more than 8,000 life-size terra cotta figures of soldiers and horses discovered in 1974 in Xian, Shaanxi after they were buried underground for more than 2200 years.

The museum of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses has produced imitations since 1982. It is not difficult to take the terra-cotta warriors and horses back home. Many different types of replicas are available as souvenirs, from a few inches tall to life-size.

Terracotta Warrior Replicas

Terracotta Warrior Replicas

Peasant Painting Gallery 西安户县农民画
About 38 kilometers southwest far away to Xian city, there is a county named “Hu” gathering all kinds of peasant paintings. The naissance of this art is a miracle for it has been conquered so many people by its unique charm.

Those paintings show the sweet farm life style – tranquility, simpleness, and gratification. It is a great local treasury in Hu county. You can make a good harvest of Chinese paper-cut, mud models and farmer paintings.

Peasant Painting Gallery

Peasant Painting Gallery

Tri-colored Glazed Pottery 唐三彩
Tang Dynasty tri-colored glazed pottery (Tangsancai) is mostly yellow, brown and green in color. The glaze is made by adding metallic oxides to the basic glaze. During the firing process the chemicals in the glaze create a variegated effect.

This type of pottery was primarily made in Xian and Luoyang, the capital cities of the Tang Dynasty. Although tri-colored glazed pottery was also produced during the Liao and Jin Dynasties, it was not made in large quantities and its quality was not as good as that of the Tang Dynasty.

Tri-colored Glazed Pottery

Tri-colored Glazed Pottery

Dough Sculptures 面塑
The Shaanxi people, famous for their rich variety of dishes made from wheat, aside from making various food with dough, also mold it into various “dough figures” to admire as well as for good luck.

They send them to friends as gifts to extend lotions or pay tribute to gods. The dough figures are therefore also called edible artistic works.

Dough Sculptures

Dough Sculptures

Shaanxi Paper-cuts 陕西剪纸
Paper-cutting is a very distinctive visual art of Chinese handicrafts which serves as window decorations. With bright red paper-cuts of all kinds on snow white window paper, the atmosphere appears a lot more festive.

At the same time, it contains people’s good wishes.   Shaanxi paper-cuts are considered to be both bold and unconstrained, brief and exaggerated works of art. Originating in the cradle of ancient Chinese culture, they have been handed down from generation to generation among people.

Yaozhou Porcelain 耀州瓷器
The Yaozhou Kiln was a well-known blue porcelain producer in northern China during the Song Dynasty. At present, the kilns in Yaozhou mainly put out porcelain pieces for daily use decoration. The products maintain the varied textures of the Song Dynasty’s porcelain.

Yaozhou Porcelain

Yaozhou Porcelain

 

Xian Lacquer Ware 西安漆器
Lacquer is a natural substance obtained from the sap of the lacquer tree, a tree indigenous to China. Up to a few hundred layers of lacquer are applied to an objects surface in order to attain the final thickness of between five and eighteen mm.

While traditional imperial lacquer ware came in the form of chairs, screens, tables and vases, today one can find objects ranging from trays, cup and vases to small decorative boxes. It is being produced in Xian lacquer-ware workshop today.

Xian Lacquer Ware

Xian Lacquer Ware

Xian Jade Carving 西安玉雕
Xian Jade Carvings boast 5,000 year history. Large amounts of jade ornaments have been discovered during the archaeological excavations. Nowadays all kinds of nice-looking and exquisitely-carved jade craftwork articles, such as jade bowls, jade bracelets, jade pendants, etc., are being produced in Xian Jade Carving Factory.

Xian Jade Carving

Xian Jade Carving

Qinqiang Opera Mask 秦腔戏曲脸谱
The Shaanxi Opera Masks are made by the facial makeup of Shaanxi Opera. In the opera performance, the different greasepaints colored on the faces of the performers stand for different characters, for instance, red for loyalty; impertinence or intrepidity; yellow for atrocity; blue and green for hotspurs; white for treacherous court officials and baddies.

The Shaanxi Opera Masks are not only kinds of artful and exquisite handicraft articles but the rare data for studying the art of Shaanxi Opera and folk customs and practices.

Qinqiang Opera Mask

Qinqiang Opera Mask

Rubbings of the Stone Tablets 西安碑石拓片
Stone tablets bear evidence to ancient records, inscriptions, statues and architectural decorations. Over 3000 stone tablets from the Eastern Han Dynasty through the Qing Dynasty are preserved in the Forest of Stone Tablets in Xian.

Most of the tablets were created by some famous ancient calligraphers.   The Shaanxi Relics Management Department had some of the tablets rubbed by experts, but only in small amount. The Applied Art Department has copies of the original tablets made in order to make rubbings in large numbers. As souvenirs, the copies are also well received among tourists.

Rubbings of the Stone Tablets

Rubbings of the Stone Tablets

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Top 10 Xian Budget Hotels, Top Budget Hotels in Xian

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Before you are planning your Xian Tour, you should find a suitable hotel. If you don’t want to spend lots of money on luxury accommodation, but still hope for a decent and comfy stay in Xian, the following topic will be sure to arouse your interest on the top 10 Xian budget hotels.

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Ibis Xian
Ideally located in the city center, close to the station or to the airport, there’s bound to be an ibis hotel for your next vacation or business trip in Xian. With more than 800 hotels all over the world, and one in Xian, ibis offers all the services of a modern hotel at a budget price. Ibis hotel offers a 24-hour reception with Wi-Fi, breakfast buffet, parking, bar and a restaurant.

Add: 59 Heping Road, Beilinqu, Xian, Shaanxi, China
Tel: 029-87275555
Web: http://www.ibis.com/hotel-directory/gb/asia/china/xian/xian-hotel.htm

Home Inns (Keji Road)
Home Inns was founded in 2002 throughout China. The Home Inn (Xian Keji San Road) is located in the central high-tech area within easy reach of the High-tech Software Park, Xian Customs and near several supermarkets and shopping centers. On offer at this Xian hotel are 112 rooms including standard, queen and business queen types equipped with international direct dial phones.

Add: Keji San Lu, West Gaoxin Kaifa District Xian, Shaanxi
Tel: 029-88197878
Web: http://english.homeinns.com/

Super 8 Xian Xidajie
Super 8 Xian Xidajie is located at the center of the Ancient City Xian on Zhengxue Street. The Xian Railway Station is only 3 km away Xianyang International Airport is approximately 30 km away. The Hotels clean and comfortable guestrooms feature DDD and IDD telephone, cable TV, free broadband internet access, electronic Locks and individual HVAC units.

Add: 8 Zhengxue Street Xian, Shaanxi
Tel: 400-666-9922
Web: http://www.super8.com/Super8/control/home

Jinjiang Inn (Xian City Wall)
Jinjiang Inn City Wall Xian faces the old city wall, with direct buses to the famous scenic spots of Xian. Close to the Xian Jiaotong University, the hotel has good culture atmosphere. TV, curtain, independent air-conditioning and high-speed internet are all available. The hotel features separate courtyard and a parking lot.

Add: Huancheng East Road 5, Xian Shaanxi Province
Tel: +86-29-68678888
Web: http://www.jinjianginns.com/Default.html ( Chinese )

Hanting Express (Xian Gaoxin Er Lu)
Hanting Express Gaoxin Er Lu is located in the high-tech economic development zone, with 10 minutes’driving to Shaanxi international exhibition center and 30 minutes’ driving to the city’s famous scenic spots. Free broadband internet is equipped in guestrooms and suites. In addition, free coffee, tea and books in business area are available in the hotel.

Add: Guangde Road, Yanta Xian, Shaanxi, China
Tel: 86-29-88212266
Web: http://www.huazhu.com/  ( Chinese )

Xian Garden Hotel
Xian Garden Hotel is the first foreign hotel showed “Tang culture” in China, which is one member of Pacific Asia Travel Association. Hotel was built in 1980, which located at the Qu Jiang New District. It occupies construction area of 51,000 square meters. There are 292 rooms in hotel, which are Standard Room, Deluxe Room and Super Suite Room.

Add: No 40 Yan Yin Lu, Da Yan Ta,Xian Shaanxi, China
Tel: 029-87601111

7 Day Inn Xigaoxin Xian
7 Dayinns is located near to Weihe, Qinling, 20 kilometers to Xianyang international airport and 10 kilometers to railway station. The hotel boasts king room, twin room and business king room, equipped with free broadband internet, satellite TV, DDD, independent washing room, 24hr hot water shower, independent air-conditioning and so on. In addition, breakfast restaurant is offered in the hotel.

Add: Fengqing Road, Lianhu District, Xian Shannxi
Tel: 029-84286768
Web: http://www.7daysinn.cn/ ( chinese )

Orient Hotel Xian
Orient Hotel Xian is located at No.393 Zhuque Avenue, Yanta District, Xian. It is only 4 kilometers from Bell Tower. This hotel has 293 rooms, all the rooms were designed by experts. Many employees of our hotel can speak in English, if you need travel in the city, you can ask the business centre or the Reception desk. All services will make you as your stay in your home.

Add: No.393 Zhuque Avenue, Yanta District, Xian
Tel: (029)87654321
Web: http://www.orienthotelxian.cn/index.html

Bell Tower Hotel Xian
If you will have a stay in Xian, Bell Tower Hotel Xian will be your best choice and will make your Xian Stay a memorable one. Bell Tower Hotel Xian is opposite to Bell Tower. You can get to Airport Shuttle Start Station within 5 minutes, so easily to go to Xian international Airport. Bell Tower Hotel Xian provides other international standard modern services: Gymnasium, Business Center, airport service, Beauty Salon, etc.

Add: No.110 South Avenue, Beilin District, Xian Shannxi
Tel: (029)87600000
Web: http://www.belltowerhotelxian.cn/

Xian City Hotel
City hotel, a modern hotel is located in the center of Xian, and it is in the busiest section of the commercial center just beside the well known Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Ancient City Wall. The hotel also provide Rooms, Restaurant, Conference, Library, Gymnasium, Tea Room, Business Center, Foot massage and Bar. All the staffs of the hotel are professional trained to provide rooms whole-hearted first-rate quality service. Your satisfaction is what we purser.

Add: No.70 Nan Da Jie.Xian, China
Tel: (86-29)87219988

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