Our accommodation at Xi'an city near the north high speed rail station. Walking would take us 15 mins, but the owner is kind enough to drive us there.

The place is not great as it's situated in a condominium, things are basic. The plus side is the lady boss is friendly and helpful.

宾馆地点在公寓里,房间还可以。这里靠近高铁,明天一早要坐高铁去华山。老板娘人超好,一早就开车载我们去高铁站,也让我们寄托行李几天。

Taking high speed rail from Xi'an north station to Huashan north station. First class ticket is RMB 89 person and the journey takes 30 minutes.

First class passenger are given goody snacks and a bottled water.

高铁又快又舒服,买一等座好像有些奢侈。从西安去华山只需半小时,一等座票价89元,还有零食和矿泉水。

The hotel's location is pretty central, with clean room and nice environment.

环境不错,房间可以,有不少老外,顶楼有小花园,还有水机。

Xi'an city is pretty big and seems nice.

西安市蛮大的,中心有钟楼,还被城墙包围。

回民街 is a good street with mostly Muslim food. The place is pretty crowded and the food is quite good with many variety.

回民街就是街边美食,还不错。10元的羊肉串不错,肉夹馍也好。

重庆小面, noodle and bun for breakfast is pretty good.

面和包子都不错,韭菜包最好吃。

Xi'an City Gate, a magnificent city get and you get a nice view of the city. You could walk or cycle 2km to the next gate, where there are four of them around the city.

本来打算去书院门逛逛,看到西安城门(南门永宁门)被吸引住了。城门蛮壮观,城墙也宽阔,还可在城墙上骑自行车。

A shopping street, didn't have enough time to walk through it.

路过,没进去。

After checking in an Hantang, we went for BBQ supper in a shop opposite our hotel, hidden in a small lane.

Though the food served is pretty simple, but it taste pretty good. BBQ chicken, BBQ brinjal with garlic, BBQ naan bread and vegetables in curry are all good, and of course QingDao beer as well.

到汉唐登记入住后,大家去对面巷子里的一家烧烤店吃宵夜。

虽然食物看来普通,但还是很好吃的。有烤鸡翅,烤茄子🍆加蒜头,烤馕和蔬菜咖喱都美味,当然要加上青岛啤酒。

Hotspring resort of Tang's emperor, sadly the pool is empty as they diverted all the water to nearby hospitals. The place also highlighted Yang Guifei, the love of a concubine.

Mount Li is just behind this place.

唐朝皇帝的温泉,可惜池里没有水,一大堆人望着干池真的很扫兴。泉水都去了附近的疗养医院。这里有不少杨贵妃的故事和雕像,还有他的私人浴池。

骊山就连接着华清池。

The highlight of the place is pit number one with rows of Terracotta Army. Things sort of go downhill from here, unless you are interested to study the sculptured soldier in detail. Nope, you can't stand next to a real Terracotta Soldier to take a selfie, though fake ones are plentifully across Xian.

The place is fairly large with about 4-5 halls for visit, alternating between indoor and outdoor as we move between the pits. They have escavated less than 1% of the place, as they don't have the technology to prevent oxidation of the ancient relics. The dummy soldier is originally very colorful (not clay colour), as oxidation destroy the colour within hours.

这里最壮观就是一个装满兵马俑的一号坑,没几百都有一千吧。听说兵马俑手上的武器都给项羽拿走了。之后参观的几个坑都比较逊色,虽然可以看得比较细腻。兵马俑都是较远的看,不能站在他的旁边。

听说秦王的陪葬坑只挖据了少过1%,以为技术不够好,怕破坏了这些古迹。兵马俑本来是颜色鲜艳的,挖出土氧化后就变土色了。

There is nothing much to see here, as the moloseum of Emperor Qin is not escavated. It's like a big garden surrounding the man-made hill, where the moloseum is beneath.

秦始皇陵可没什么看,因为都没被挖掘。就是一个大墓园,中间一座人造小山,皇陵就在小山下面。