Xi’an is the capital of the Shaanxi Province and is one of the oldest cities in China. It is also a city of shopping malls, beautiful buildings and tree lined streets. The city walls and moat date from 1360.
This large modern plaza is between the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower.
The Drum Tower
The lively Muslim Quarter and market is nearby.
Birds are common pets and their owners bring them along to “hang out” in parks and other gathering places.
The Great Mosque of Xi’an was founded in 742. It’s unusual because it’s architecture is totally Chinese.
Worn stairs at the prayer hall entrance.
Our hotel room had a great view of this busy plaza. People would come out in the early morning to do Tai Chi. Street cleaners would drive by very early too. The street cleaning trucks played a little tune like an ice cream truck but the song was “Happy Birthday to You”!
I liked these neon lights though I have no idea what they are advertising!
Some great restaurant names…..
This sign says the “Xi’an Roast Ducker Staurant”.
We stopped in to see a modern shopping mall.
The Xi’an city library and other street scenes………
Isn’t it amazing what you can load on a bike!