Travel Photography Photos tagged as xi'an
A performance was held here, where performers played drums and people dressed as warriors did a march.
Zach and Nancy are about to embark on a ride around the city wall within one hour.
If you stroke the frog's back with a wooden stick, it makes the frogs croak. Apparently, we have these in America, according to Zach, but I never saw one until I came to China. You might notice how the Chinese frogs croak differently than American ones.
Up these stairs, we come to a temple where swallows fly overhead and swoop down on mosquitoes. This part is filled with tourists as they make their way to and fro the bazaar.
While these elephants may be in a row, some of the snouts point in different directions. They are part of one of the largest Buddhist temples. Here is Zach and me.
In the Buddhist temple, anyone can try calligraphy. Zach has just opened his secret message, possibly a proverb, and will begin writing calligraphy.
At the booth where you can pick up the scroll and paper, a Buddha greets you. Behind are some tourists practicing their writing skills. Again, this is in the Buddhist temple.
You probably cannot see from here, but on the day we visited the Buddhist temple, we saw one of Siddhartha's finger bone. If I would guess, it would be his pinky. Monks and tourists pray together.
the intricate details on the walls gives tourists attention to detail. Notice how some of the postures are different from one another.
This is pool in front of the temple. The colors are off because the day was truly sunny as could be.
I wish I could go up to the diamond, but tourist agencies pretty much kept us inside the building.
Along the road to the Buddha temple, there are a few large golden Buddha statues.
We had taken a train to get from the foot of the pathway to the head. However, I was so lucky to get clear shots of each of each statue.
--Massive in size, and probably in strength
In each water lily is a pink candle.
In the water, there are mammoth statues that all relate to Buddhist beliefs, such as this water lily.
Nancy is in front of the lion statue with a playful imitation.
There's a feel to this that the lion is going to leap out of its stone chains, thanks to the lean and mean Zach!
You can actually move this ball, which makes statue carving pretty amazing. It's a little secret of the temple we visited.
I had such an amazing sight of the peasant's life. This is only a small part of the Xi'an peasant lifestyle.
We were just steps away from reaching to the tower. Still in the temple.
This is near the pond
If you get two "pearls", that's double luck, which is what I got in my soup. The rest of the dinner was a taste of all sorts of different dumplings--some good and others were never going to touch my tastebuds again.
I regret not bringing my zoom lens, and this was as close as I could get. there were tons of Xi'an soldiers and if you don't know what Xi'an is famous for, it's terra cotta soldiers.