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Xian to Beijing via Train

My first time on a train in China was on the overnight trip from Xian to Beijing. China has many different classes of train and this one was the ‘Z’ train. This Z train (the Z20) was no old rattler, it was near new modern, clean and very comfortable train! Read More.....» »

Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Musical Fountain show

It’s a crazy name that just peaks the imagination and leaves you wondering exactly what you are in for, but the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a must visit on the Xi’an tour. So what is it exactly? Read More.....» »

The Terra-Cotta Warriors Xian

You couldn’t say that this site was a must visit on a trip to Xi’an as it possible the reason that many people come to China in the first place. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses really is one of the worlds wonders (actually, it’s officially the 8th world wonder). Read More.....» »

The Xian Great Mosque

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The Muslim Quarter in Xian

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The Melody Hotel and Where to Stay in Xian

Stupidly, I hadn’t booked a hotel when I went to Xi’an and by the time I got on the bus from the airport I was starting to get a little nervous. Fortunately as I got off the bus in the center of Xi’an it stops right out the front of the Melody Hotel. I walked straight in and booked a room, probably paying twice what I would have had I booked via the net…. Read More.....» »

Welcome to Xian of Shaanxi Province China

Look at any half-serious planned tour of China and the city of Xi’an will be on the list of destinations, and for good reason. It’s a city that has a depth of historical attractions rivaling that of Beijing, and many believe the jewell in Xi’an’s list of attractions is still yet to be revealed. Read More.....» »

Chengdu to Xian Flight on China Southern

I really wanted to make this trip via train, but it seemed difficult to book a ticket on short notice, plus the extremely helpfull staff at the Traffic Hotel in Chengdu where pretty keen to suggest the plane was going to be the best option. Read More.....» »