Are you tired of your dull life in the pace of working and sleeping all the time? Let’s have a small trip to Xi’an city to cheer up yourself!
Xi’an is the capital of Shanxi province in China. It’s only 4 hours from Chengdu to Xi’an by express train. Trust me, you won’t regret to pay for a visit to this city during your internship in China.
As one of the most important cities in Chinese history, Xi’an is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and it used to be the capital of 13 dynasties. Xi’an is also renowned for being the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and for the location of the Terracotta Army from Qin Dynasty.
An anecdote about Xi’an subway construction
Xi’an city has the largest number of ancient tombs in China, the most famous one is the Qin Terracotta Warriors. There are so many ancient tombs in Xi’an that people are joking that if the local people in Xi’an don’t have one or two tombs underneath their house, they will shame to say hi to their friends.
Because of thousands of tombs underneath the ground, the subway construction was delayed again and again. The transportation designers find a best line to avoid all the tombs before construction. Even though they tried their best to avoid it, the construction team still found some relics during construction, so the builders had to stop and wait until the archaeologists clear all the relics.
Some Special Chinese food in Xi’an
1.Flatbread in mutton soup (Yangrou paomo)
Yangrou paomo is the most iconic dish in the Xi’an traditional food. The ritual before eating a paomo – tearing the bread into small pieces yourself before letting the chef turn it into a stew – is as enjoyable as the dish itself.
2.Xi’an meat burger (roujiamo)
Roujiamo is the city’s favorite burger. A delicious roujiamo is composed of two key elements – juicy shredded braised pork and a crispy baked bread. Almost all SII interns fall in love with Roujiamo after they eat it.
Cold noodles (liangpi)-Rice noodles are cooked, coolechili oil, pepper powder, vinegar anddiced garlic. Then it’s garnished with bean sprouts and sliced cucumber.
4.Biangbiang noodlesd and thinly sliced.
The noodles are often served in a sauce made of Biangbiang noodles – commonly described as resembling a belt, biangbiang noodles are wide, thick and long. One string of noodles can easily fill you up.
Speaking of Xi’an, except for the delicious food, the most impressive things is the light shown on the city wall, strange, The colorful lights make the city wall more beautiful. You can walk or ride a bike to see the scenery on the walls. In fact, the beautiful scenery in xi ‘an is much more than that. More attractions are waiting for you to explore, don’t be hesitate! Come to do an internship in China, you’ll get a chance to enjoy the scenery and culture Xi`an city at once!