I went to Xi’an in June. This was a great place. Four and a half Yelp stars.

Below is a photo of the traditional Xi’an fast food meal, consisting of liang2 pi2 凉皮 (rice noodle salad, left), and rou4 jia2 mo2 肉夹馍 (pulled pork sandwich, center) and with the drink bing1 feng1 冰峰 (orange soda, right).

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Xi’an has a drum tower and a bell tower, both of which are famous:

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The city has a Muslim food district:

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A restored old city wall:

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A forest of steles:

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The terra cotta army is also near Xi’an:

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Near the terra cotta army is the masoleum of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first tyrant-emperor. It turns out that there’s not much to see:

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