Nightwalk @ Xian
Nan Street, Xi'an, China
Nightwalk @ Xian Xi'an Reviews
Fantastic Walk ! Aug 08, 2010
An other amazing night walk at China !
Xian is very famous for the night market and specially in the Muslim area !
We walk many kilometers and almost saw all the bazaar with hundreds of stands and shops with thousands of goodies !
We went at the beginning at the Drum and Bell Towers , located in the center of the ancient city of Xian, are two of its most famous symbols ! The area has been turned into Xian's commercial district, and a lot of shopping can be done in the area.
Then we get behind the Drum tower is Xian's night market. The area is a large shopping district made up of small lanes and alleys. The buildings are built in the architectural style of the Qing dynasty, and are quite colorful.
Many venders, peddlers and snack sellers set up booths along the narrow streets to sell local arts and foods to people.
The shops sell Xian specialties like art supplies, traditional fans, tea shadow puppets, and snacks. There are many tea houses where visitors can relax, have a cup of tea, and watch people.
The snack venders along the streets sell local cuisine. Since they are located right on the streets, the fantastic smells are everywhere and even people who are full, cannot help but buy something to snack on.
The people are very friendly, and the prices are very reasonable (after bargaining). Near the old streets is a large market comprised of tents. Dried fruits, pickled snacks, and touristy type items can be found there.
We had a small stop somewhere there for a meal and couple of beers :) Was really great because the food was delicious and we was the only foreigners at this restaurant and around :) A small problem with communication with the local waiters but finally ate a lot of things and paid peanuts !
Never had a scare with our walk (me and my travel buddy) and feel safe all the time !
Absolutely recommended for you because are an original view of the city !
The pictures are from my small Sony 12mp because was lazy to carry the Dslr one :)
And as always say "One photo thousand of words"
Part of the China 2010 travel blog
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