Xi’An

Xi’An is a great city with much good food and many attractions. In the city centre I visited the Drum and Bell towers, each names, as one can guess, because they hold many giant drums or bells respectively. They have performances in the morning and afternoon, but I got unlucky and visited during noon and didn’t want to wait so long, so I sadly missed them.

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Giant bell of the Bell Tower.
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Giant drum of the Drum Tower.

South of the wall is a park with the little wild goose tower and a museum. The tower looked pretty but the price to climb it was ridiculously expensive, so I stayed on the safe ground and only looked up. The museum was free, but didn’t contain anything what one cannot find in other city museums.

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Lots of wishes.

Back to the important parts: food. Xi’An has some great food. I had burger/kebab like thingies from a street stand. You choose you own ingredients and they fry or grill them in front of you before putting them in a bun. Mmmmhhh, so tasty!

I also went to a restaurant with Peter, a guy I met in Beijing and found again in my hostel here in Xi’An. The restaurant was to the east of the south gate. They had a BBQ station set up outside, but you got served inside – best of both worlds! For a meager 5 Euros or so, we both got a beer, many different BBQ meat sticks, grilled leak (amazing!) and grilled eggplant with lots and lots of garlic on top (I had dreams of this eggplant afterwards).

3 thoughts on “Xi’An”

  1. Wow, the barbecue sounds great. Next time in China, I will surely go to Xi’an. I also adore the grilled leeks. In Quingdao, I accidently ordered way too much of them, seasoned with chilli sauce (due to communication problems :P) but I did not regret that.

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