Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Unlike other city I've ever been to, Xi'An has impressed me the very first time I stepped my feet outside the railway station. This city is so special, you will be able to see the City Wall that encircles the whole city of Xi'An. This genuine landmark was first built in 14th century, with 11.9 kms length and divided into 4 main doors; east, south, west and north. For defencing purpose in past dynasties, the wall has been well equiped with 5,984 arrows-shooting holes and 98 ramparts.
Until this very moment, Xi'An Wall is still the biggest and best preserved city wall of ancient China.
Monday, October 30, 2006
What could I say about this beautiful and remarkable place called HuaQing Palace. It is one of my favourite spot in Xian. This place has allured many kings and emperors for the past 3000 years ago. After several destruction and rebuilt times, until this very moment, the beauty of HuaQing never fails to allure many people of this era.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Shopping tips: Keep your adamant attitude! To bargain is allowed, hence please do so depending on your own buying power. However, when the seller opens with a ridiculous price for particular items, you might want to start bargaining from one fifth of the original price you were first offered. *somehow* it sometimes works!
Sunday, October 22, 2006
In our efforts to reduce the possibility of temporary foot ache or what so ever, we decided NOT to go down by walk, ever, again. And we were left with couple of options, whether to take cable car/chairlift, which is very convinience and the scenary from up there is marvelous...or the 2nd option is sliding all the way down on Toboggan.
...and we chose the later option. In the picture, the toboggan track is the silver one..and it goes all the way down. I remember I and my friend also once took this kind of ride when I was in Sentosa Island, Singapore couple months ago. * What a happy coincidence, Raymond has just put the photo of Luge in SingaporeDP yesterday.* I had big fun while was riding the Luge, so I was expecting the same excitement while riding Toboggan in Great Wall.
My expectation turned out to be good! I really had fun while riding it...I went down almost in high speed everytime I could..hehe. Lucky me not so many people were before or after my toboggan, so I took my own time and speed freely. hehe. Ooh, forget about taking picture, I was way too excited ;)
I found this cool site of a traveller who took some photos of toboggan's track! Please take your time and have a look :)
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Jing, I need your help! :D
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Somehow, the art statue is very touching. For me, looking at this statue, it feels like looking at real men. While the hairdresser *well, frankly i'm not really sure what I should call that kind of job those days in the past*, but this statue clearly shows his true passion for the job he's doing. Amazing!