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Tang Paradise, a newly launched tourist attraction in Apr, 2005. The site covers a total area of 1,000 mu (about 165 acres) and of which 300 mu (about 49 acres) is water. The attraction not simply claims to be the biggest cultural theme park in the northwest area of China but also the first royal-garden-like park to present a full display of the Tang Dynasty’s (618-907) culture.

Tang Paradise

Tang ParadiseWhat makes Tang Paradise incredible is that it is no longer the garden mode of just water and mountains in the Chinese traditional sense. Its outstanding designers have involved almost everything representative of the Tang Dynasty, like the poetry, the music and dance, the marketplaces, the cuisine, the women’s lifestyles, and science into every single site using cultural themes, thus endowing every place with its own story and its own place in the tapestry of Tang Dynasty culture.

Tang Paradise

Tang Paradise

Tang Dynasty Shows at Tang Paradise:

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Source: Xi’an Tour

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Mt. Huashan is located in Weinan City, 120 kilometers east from Xi’an City of Shaanxi Province. Known for its breath-taking sheer cliffs, Mount Huashan is one of the five sacred mountains in China, the other four mountains are: Mt. Taishan in Shandong, Mt. Hengshan in Hunan, Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi, and Mt. Songshan in Henan. (Xian Tours

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Huashan Trail, known as the World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail, is not about mountain-climbing but hiking. No special equipment is needed – it’s just you, and the mountain. But in some of the the most perilous parts of the trail, like “Changkong Zhandao” (长空栈道), one false step could mean falling in the abyss below.

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Mt. Huashan is also home to several influential Taoist temples where emperors of past dynasties made pilgrimages, making it the holy land of Taoism. The best visiting time to Mt. Huashan is through May to October. (More related guides please visit http://www.chinatourguide.com/xian/index.html

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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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