January 11, 2020

Our Family Trip to China, Part Three

A trip to China would not be complete without a stop in Xi’an, the large city and capital of Shaanxi Province in central China - it is often called the birthplace of Chinese civilization.

We traveled to Xi’an via a high-speed bullet train. The trip began from Beijing, and went through Shijiazhuang of Hebei Province, Zhengzhou of Henan Province and then west to Xian in Shaanxi Province. During the nearly six-hour, 750-mile ride, we saw much of the changing landscape - there was construction everywhere to accommodate the rapidly developing middle-class populations. Once there, we visited the Muslim Quarter, also known as Huimin Jie - the hub of the Muslim community in Xi'an City. We walked through the bustling Beiyuanmen Muslim Market, where we saw and tasted a variety of interesting foods.

But first, before leaving Beijing, we took time for a Tai Chi lesson in front of the Temple of Heaven. Here are more images from our visit to China, enjoy.