What more could you want.
Well, how about a new airport and high speed rail station expected to open in 2020?
Hancheng was our favorite find outside of Xi'an (125 miles northeast) and has the makings of a must-see addition to tours of China. Put on the list of "Prime Tourist Cities of China" in 2007 for its historic mansions, streets and over 140 protected historic sites from Tang to Qing dynasties, it is still under the radar for most. Come along on our exhausting but exhilarating day.
One draped freshly kneaded dough over a large, circular convex grill, adding a tomato sauce and spices as it cooked. When he deftly took it off, his companion chopped the "pie" into bite-sized rectangles. As customers came by, she scooped the squares into plastic bags for a portable treat. A hot, spicy, satisfying one.
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• Temple bells and an interactive display to hear how each one sounds.
complete with narrator and entertainment. It brought color to a gray day in a gray and brown toned village.