The Night Market Xian

We asked the receptionist where we would find a few restaurants, “Go to the Muslim Quarter behind the Drum Tower” we were told. So with only a camera in the bag we headed off past The Bell Tower and on to The Drum Tower.

The Drum Tower Xian China

The Drum Tower Xian China

Just around the side of The Drum Tower we came upon this market

Well… That is an understatement !!!!!!

We were “Totally Blown Away” with the place. Now, we have seen some markets but this has to be seen to be believed. So to keep it short, we went into a hawker restaurant and had a couple of huge bowls of noodles and mutton, looked, gawked, smelt, and got totally amazed. The array of foods and gifts was unbelievable. To have an empty suitcase and not a lot of $$$ would have been a shopper’s dream.

So we vowed to return the next night in order that you dear reader can see what it is like. Next evening armed with video cameras and the company of a nice mature aged couple (like us) who were staying at the Hang Han Tang Hostel we headed off back.

Still daylight when we arrived, we watched people flying kites. Not one kite on a string but dozens and dozens on the string, a hundred or so meters long.

Well tonight we did the video cameras justice, but you will have to return here in a month as the Chinese government will not allow uploading of videos. So when we exit China I will upload a video or two. Bookmark this page (and all other China pages) for viewing later when videos are inserted. In the meantime here are a few pictures which do no justice to the atmosphere at all.

 

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The Xian Night Market Part 1

 

Xian Night market Part 1 from Tassie Wombat on Vimeo.

WOW!!!!! What a mind boggling market. The Night market in Xian beside the Drum Tower. It is really full on so I have divided the video into parts 1,2 and 3. Be sure too watch them all.

 

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The Xian Night Market Part 2

 

The Xian Night Market part 2 from Tassie Wombat on Vimeo.

This is part two of three videos about the Night Market in Xian. It is a mind boggling market so spend a few minutes with us to watch all three.

 

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The Xian Night Market Part 3

 

The Xian night market part 3 from Tassie Wombat on Vimeo.

This is part three of three videos about the Night Market in Xian. It is a mind boggling market so spend a few minutes with us to watch all three.

 

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Willie Wombat

About Willie Wombat

Wombats come from Tasmania which is the island state at the bottom end of Australia. We enjoy traveling and try to do a bit before we get too old to enjoy it anymore. We are currently both (Mr. & Mrs. Wombat) in our seventies so the time must come soon to pull up the armchairs and footstools and settle down to life on our 17 acre property 30 klm from Hobart which is the capital of Tasmania.
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