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What we did in Xi'an


Hi guys! I'm back with another blogpost, because right now I'm in China to visit some friends. So right now, I am in the plane going back to Hangzhou, because I just went to Xi'an with my friends. In a few days I will also be going to Shanghai and then I have to head back to The Netherlands already for uni! But first, here's a few snippets of what we did in Xi'an!



We arrived in the late afternoon and after putting our stuff away, we immediately headed to the Fortifications of Xi'an. It all looked really pretty with the lit towers and the typical Chinese red lanterns. We saw the beautiful Drum Tower, as well as the Bell Tower. After that we went to the Muslim Quarter to fill our tummies with some super good and comforting food!


The next morning, we woke up early and we were so ready to explore the city!


First, we took a bus to see the Huaqing Palace. To be clear, it is not just a palace, it's a complex of hot springs, bathhouses and palaces. The buildings are so nice and really aesthetic. We also went into one bathhouse that was transformed into a theater, to see a short show of a couple in the Huaqing Palace.


Next, we took another bus to go to the very very famous Terracotta Army. If you go to Xi'an, you cannot not go here! This is what Xi'an is most known for. It's just incredible to see that people made this many many years ago, without any help of machines or anything. I cannot imagine how much time and work that must have costed, it's so impressive! 


The last full day of our Xi’an trip we spent mostly at the little park nearby the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. Before we went to this park, we wanted to go to the Shaanxi History Museum, but unfortunately it was closed. So, we walked to the pagoda and stopped by a little alley filled with street food stands so we again filled our tummies with some foooodd!




I was a total creep taking pictures of people hanging out in the park lol. In the evening, we watched the Water Fountain Show at the Dayan Pagoda Northern Square. After the show, we had a lovely dinner in a restaurant nearby our hotel. And that wraps up our trip to Xi’an!



Xi’an is a really cute city, but to me, there is not really a lot to do. We saw a lot, way more than the things I just named in this post, but the last day and a half we had a lot of spare time. I think if you go to Xi’an, just 3 days is enough. Xi’an has a really interesting history and I’d highly recommend diving into it before you visit this place!

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13 comments:

  1. Mooie foto's! Ziet er een beetje betoverend uit die verlichte gebouwen in het donker.

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  2. Hi Danique, aangenaam! Wat een leuke blogpost, China staat zó op mijn bucketlist! Dank je wel hiervoor. Ook handig om te lezen dat 3 dagen in Xi'an genoeg is xxx

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    1. Hi Amina, ha thanks echt leuk om te horen! China is zeker aan te raden, ik heb nog meer artikeltjes over China op mijn blog, dus doe zeker wat inspiratie op! :)

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  3. Wat een leuk geschreven review! Ik krijg een fijn sfeervol gevoel van je blogpost X

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  4. Dat ziet er bijzonder uit. Alleen al de gebouwen zijn compleet anders dan in Nederland zeg.

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    1. Jazeker, echt super anders! Beide zijn bijzonder op hun eigen manier en dat vind ik juist leuk. Dat is ook het mooie aan reizen, dat je zo kan zien hoe anders verschillende plaatsen zijn.

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  5. Ziet er echt heel mooi uit! Topfoto's ook!

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  6. Wat een mooie foto's maar wel ontzettend druk zeg.. dat vind ik altijd wel een beetje een afknapper.

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    1. Ja het is inderdaad altijd wel druk in China, maar het is het zeker wel waard hoor!

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  7. Ik vind die bergen in de verte ook zo mooi. Hele mooie plaatjes heb je gemaakt.

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  8. Mooi hoor, en de foto's ook. ;)

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