Is there a high-speed train to Shanghai? Helpful details please-with thanks
Travel by air via night train versus flying?
Budget hotel Xian that is in walking distance or close to attractions/shopping/transportation?
Your comments would be appreciated
Last time I was in Xian we were taken to a wonderful museum outside the city ( possibly on the way to the airport) that showcased miniature terracotta warriors. They were behind glass still in the soil and also under us. We had to wear coverings over our shoes to walk on the glass pathway.
Does anyone know the name of this museum and where it is?
HOW IS THE NIGHTLIFE IN XIAN ?
Anybody recently been in Xi'an and hired a taxi from the airport direct to the Museum and had the taxi wait and return to the airport? Price on this in RMB? Did you feel safe leaving your luggage with them? I only have 8 hours in Xi'an between flights so need some up-to-date info.
Am in Xi'an for several months and want to hike in Qinling Mountains south of Xi'an. Having a hard time finding information about trails/good hiking areas and buses that I could take that would drop me in the morning and then then that I could catch back to Xi'an in the afternoon OR is there a better way to approach this? Are there any hiking clubs in Xi'an?
ill be working in xian next year and was wondering how the pollutuion is. i choose a smaller city to not get hit by bad pollution but i am not sure what it is like as i have not been there. i have heard differing reports. could anyone give me some hints or advice on this as i dont want to be stuck in a city with bad pollution. of course, i am not naive and expect some but just want to be clear before i leave at the end of january.
im off to work for a while in xian next year. any pointers on places to see eg bars, clubs etc. also the sites apart from the terracotta warriors
Hi fellow VT'ers. Can somebody help me with my travel plan? What is the best way (cheap and fast) from Xian to Qingdao? Then from Qingdao straight to Tianjin. If i choose to travel by fast train, do i have to transit in Beijing?
So I am going to Xi'an and I want to know what else there is to see besides the Terra Cotta warriors (which I am sooo excited to see). Any suggestions?
Have some query for below:
1)What could be the best way to go to Xian for 2days from Chengdu? Looking for an economical way? Trains preferably
2)What are the main attractions must to be seen in Xian?
3)What Hotel you can recommend which is at good location and economical?
On our last morning in Xi'an, the guide plans to take us to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Shanxi Historical Museum and then to the Xianyang airport. Is it possible to see both of those places and make it to the airport by 9:30 am? My flight is at 11:30 am.
What is the easiest way to get from Xian International Airport to the Grand Mercure Hotel in cenral Xian. I am in a party of four.
Normally, it is very difficult to get a Taxi in Xi'an.So,i want to ask is there any RADIO CAB/Radio taxi service available? so that i just call them and tell them about myself and the location where i need taxi.so they will send an empty available taxi near my location.Is their any 'Taxi stand' nearest to NorthWestern Polytechnical University,Xi'an.
Do you know if there are lockers or luggage room at the train station? Im planning to arrive to the station around 9am and leave that same day by noon, I don`t want to carry my bags...
May I know if it is raining season in Xian in early September? Would it affect visits to major attractions if so? I intend to stay for a week there. Thank you.
Can someone please suggest or reccommend a good tour company or guide service in Xian to go to the Terracotta Army and other sites?
anyone can tell me how to get to Zhouzhi Reserve from Xian?
does the park has a website? can i see pandas there?
anyone can help me on this? i dont seem to find much information - thanks so much
I am planning to be in Xian with my six year old daughter at the end of August. Could anyone please tell me:
1. If the temperature will be OK to walk around. I heard it's very hot in Xian in August
2. I am planning to stay in Xian for 3 days, arriving 29th in the morning by train and leaving the evening of 31st by train. The Warriors is our must see. Should I plan it on the second day or the first day? What else would be interesting to a 6 year old ?
3. I would like to stay in a hotel which is convenient to most tourist spots because my daughter may need to come back to the hotel for a break during the day. Is Bell hotel a good choice for that purpose?
Thank you in advance for your reply!
Anyone here know where I can buy protein powders and other supplements for the gym?
i'll have a free evening, then another free day in xi'an in a couple of weeks. already scheduled to go see the terra cotta warriors, goose pagoda, and the horticultural expo. any suggestions as to what to see or do during my free day and a half?
it's a last minute trip, don't have a lot of time to research so hoping for some helpful suggestions. thanks!
Are there any traditional vegan Chinese foods?
Could you tell me the names (including Chinese characters) of some that I should be on the lookout for?
How would you say,
"I'm allergic to peanuts"
I'll be staying near the Muslim District.
Is there such a thing as traditional vegan Muslim cuisine?
I'll be in Xi'an next week, and hope to hike up Hua Shan.
I've searched the Internet but about the experience, but I still have a few questions.
1. What's the weather like up there now? Is there still snow? Is it windy all the time?
2. If I take the gondola up, is it possible to hike the plank part as well in a day? How many hours is the hike each way.
3. Are there restrooms up there?
4. Are there rangers, or some kind of staff up there to help hikers in trouble?
5. What time is the last bus back to Xi'an?
im planning to go to xian in June 2011. i will arrive by train in the morning. and leave the next evening.
can someone help me organize my itinerary?
the most important things that i have to see is Terra Cota army, pagodas, tower and the wall. How far are the sites from each other?
will appreciate the help very much. thanks.
I will be in Xi'an next month. Will I be able to get a train ticket from Xi'an to Beijing 2 days in advance?
Do the clerks at the station speak English?
Hi i'm going to Xi'an on April. Can anyone advise is my plan below do-able?
i'll arrived on 28.4.2011 night, so basically my tour will start on 29.4.2011.
And i will not start to visit the primary tourist spots till the second day, my friend will meet me on 30.4.2011 at Xian.
Mt Huashan (i assume it will take up to a day?)
Day 2 (30.04.2011)
Teracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Mausoleum of Qin Shihuang
Huaqing Hot Spring (optional)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tang Dynasty Show at night
Day 3 (1.05.2011)
Wenbaozhai shopping centre
Muslim Street at night
Day 4 (Will head up to Shanghai at evening)
Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
Any suggestion for accommodation?
I'm looking at RMB 200-300 a night, all i concern is cleanliness and private bathroom.
Thanks in advance for all advise and comment.
Hi, I am going to stop by Xi'an for a day on my way to Shanghai. My friend, who had previously traveled there, recommended a day tour from Emma's Tours (www.emmastours.com), though he took it a few years ago. Has anybody else taken a tour from her? Experiences? Or do you have a different company that would be good for a quickie one day tour? Any help would be great, thanks!
I'm arriving Beijing Terminal 3 by Thai Airways at 15:50pm. Planning to take the Air China domestic flight to Xian at 18:30pm Terminal 3. As they're both different airlines, I assume I'll need to go through arrival immigration and claim my luggage. Do I need to do a check-in for the domestic flight and go through the immigration again? Will I have sufficient time to do all the check-out and check-in to catch the 18:30pm flight?
Please advise. Thank you.
I'm planning to visit Xian & Luoyang from Beijing.
For Xian: How many days do I need to visit Terra Cotta Warriors, Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, Xian City wall, Bell & Drum Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Mosleum Street, Great Mosque, and Mt.Huashan? Also, is Qianling Mausoleum worth visiting?
For Luoyang: How many days do I need to visit Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple and White Horse Temple?
I'll be arriving Beijing on 20th Oct'10 in late afternoon. Seems like most people travel to Xian by overnight train. Is it possible to get the night train to Xian on the same day when I arrive Beijing? Or can I book the train tickets overseas?
What's the best way to travel from Xian to Luoyang? And also best way to travel from Luoyang back to Beijing? As I need to be back in Beijing on 27th Oct'10. Thank you.