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Journey to the Silk Road – Shaanxi


Updated: 2015-07-02 09:18:59

From Sun Yuefeng, in Yulin, Shaanxi province

Journey to the Silk Road – Shaanxi

Yulin bean curd is made from good quality soybeans and "peach blossom water" using grinders. The bean curd, made with a coagulant (magnesium chloride), is delicious and fresh. When Chinese imperial Emperor Kangxi made an inspection tour to Yulin, the local chief served this dish. After tasting Kangxi was full of praise, saying: "The bean curd looks like gold inset into the jade plate, while the spinach resembles a green parrot with a red mouth," which has been passed down from generation to generation.

From Igo, in Xi'an, Shaanxi province

My Hometown - Xi'an

No matter it's a tragedy, it's a comedy, it's a serious drama, it's a frolic farce, it's a hero's no-way-out, it's an indulgency in endless love, all took turns to silhouette against the broad history curtain of an ancient capital.

No matter it's a hero, it's a sage , it's a tyrant, it's a bandit, it's a beauty of beauties, it's a talent of talents,all rolled out, rolled in, rolled off, rolled on the huge history platform of this town.

Get on the trip of history, unfold the scroll of civilization!

Listen, that's careless giggle of Concubine Baosi on the beacon tower, that's the horn call Qin army sounded to unify China that's the trail-blazer's camel bell ringing and heading to Silk Road, that's Tripi Taka's chanting on sanskrit sutra from ancient India under Wild Goose Pagoda.

Look, beside Huaqing Hot Spring, that's half-drunk Concubine Yang's singing and dancing, in front of West Gate, that's the offensive the Solidarity, New Army, and Triod Society launched against Manchurian Eight-Banner Troops for 1911 Revolution, at the foot of Mount Lishan, that's the gunshots the patriotic generals forced Chiang Kai-shek to echo the nation's appeal of resisting foreign invasion, every street corner of the ancient capital, that's the people in the 21st century simmering with new life excitement and passion...

This is my hometown Xi'an, a history drama that never ends.

Journey to the Silk Road – Shaanxi

[Photo by Igo]

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