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If you are a gastronome, one place you should never miss out when during your Xi’an tour, that is The Muslim Quarter. The Muslim Quarter, situated in the centre of Xi’an City, on the northern side of the Drum Tower. It has a reputation for being the snack centre of Xi’an, while walking up the main street from the Drum Tower, it is easy to see why. The street is lined on both sides with a seemingly never-ending selection of sweet and savoury snacks, most of these snacks and dishes date back hundreds of years and each with their own story.
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Guan Tang Bao Zi
Served extremely hot, it includes beef or lamb with soup inside. A specialty to the city of Xi’an served at Jia San Soup Parcel Shop, 111 Bei Yuan Men Jie, Xi’an.

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Shaanxi Cold Noodle (Liang Pi)
A variant of cold sesame noodles that is a Shaanxi specialty, liang pi are thick white wheat noodles that are served with tangy vinegar, salt, chili oil and nutty black sesame paste (maijiang). The ingredients create a sensational flavor combination that is only improved by adding crunchy sliced cucumbers or bean sprouts. Although you can get majiang liang pi in restaurants, on the street it’s usually served in a plastic bag for easier transport.

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BBQ (Kao Rou)
These are everywhere in the Muslim Quarter. At around 1rmb a stick, they have beef and lamb cooked over charcoal. The chili and cumin flavor is a must. Sit down outside on one of the small chairs and order a dozen pieces while just sitting there and people watching. Make sure to ask for naan bread to go along with the meal.

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Shi zi bing
Mixed with rose-petals, walnuts, osmanthus sauce, walnuts, sugar, and wheat flour then baked. It has a strong wonderful scent and is quite juicy on the inside. Keep the wrapped on because it??s very sticky.

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Rou jia mo
Often called Shaanxi Province’s answer to the hamburger, rou jia mo is a popular street food that’s now found all over China. A meat filling, usually mutton or beef — although in non-Muslim areas pork is popular — is stewed with more than a dozen spices until it melts in the mouth. Then the shredded meat is served in a flatbread bun with sweet pepper and cilantro. The delicious combination is claimed to be one of the world’s oldest sandwiches.

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Tibet, a land as splendid as it is, which attracts increasing number of visitors around the world to explore its beauty. However, with its high altitude of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft), there are still some pre-tour knowledge you must know before your Tibet tour. In this article, I will share with you all its Low Pressure & Oxygen Shortage.

Image1. Low Pressure & Oxygen Shortage
When the same with the oxygen quantity in the air, with the altitude increases, the atmospheric pressure decreases. While above 3,000 meters, the available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness will decreases. The oxygen quantity in Lhasa (Alt. 3650m) is only 62% of that in Beijing, the number decreases to 49% at the Mt. Everest Base Camp (Alt. 5200m)

As a result, the symptoms of headache, lightheadedness, short breath, insomnia, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and lassitude may occur individually while you arrive in Tibet. However, there are still a large number of people who are not subject to the high altitude.

Countermeasures:
Having a good attitude is very important to you, most of time, the AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is triggered by the fear of the high altitude, and a positive attitude helps reducing the chance of the AMS.

 Do not carry out visiting activity on the arrival day, take more time to rest and acclimatize. Keep away from exercises, such as climbing or running

 Prepare some AMS pills according to your doctor’s suggestion. Diamonx has been proved useful in preventing the happening of the AMS. Note that Diamonx is not an instant fix for AMS; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. The only best way shall be descending to lower altitude if symptom is serious.

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History of Canton Fair

Developed as a channel to promote trade with the rest of the world, the Exhibition of Chinese Export Commodities (the precedent of Chinese Export Commodities Fair) was established in the autumn of 1956.

April 1957, the very first Canton Fair being held in the former Sino-Soviet Friendship Building in North Guangzhou. Looking back at the forty years traversed by the Trade Fair, we can well see that huge changes have come off in each aspect of the Fair like the Fair’s exhibition space, products for export, number of foreign visitors, business turnover, and so.

Serves as a historical witness to the development of China’s foreign trade, the fair has faithfully recorded the pace of the country’s growth.

Today’s Canton Fair

Canton Fair, is held twice yearly in Spring and Autumn from the time when it was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957. It is China’s largest trade fair of the highest level, of the most complete varieties and of the largest attendance and business turnover. Keeping its traditions, the Fair is a comprehensive and multi-functional event of international importance.

Forty-seven Trading Delegations, being composed of many hundreds of China’s best foreign trade corporations (enterprises) with good credibility and sound financial capabilities, take part in the Fair, including foreign trade companies, factories, scientific research institutions, foreign invested enterprises, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, private enterprises, etc.

Besides traditional way of negotiating against samples, the Fair holds Canton Fair online. Even though import business is also done here, however it leans to export trade, Apart from what is mentioned previously, various types of business activities such as economic and technical cooperation and exchanges, commodity inspection, insurance, transportation, advertising, consultation, etc. are also carried out in flexible ways. Canton fair has also become a best place for business people to get together for exchanging business information and developing friendship.

Are you going to attend the 112th canton fair?? See what you should do now:

Step1: Apply for an Invitation. You may apply for a paper invitation from the embassy/consulate of People’s Republic of China in your region. But we strongly recommend E-invitation, for it is an online service of the fair and which can be conveniently done online from the agency like cantontradefair.com.

Step2: Apply for a Visa. The application may be done at a Chinese embassy or consulate in your country. You may have to apply at a Chinese embassy or consulate in a third country, if there happens to be no Chinese representation in your country.

Step3: Register to Canton Fair. There are two kinds of registration venues for the fair: Canton Fair Pazhou Complex or Registration Office at Appointed Hotels.
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