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Culture Insider: Chinese shadow puppetry


A shadow puppet play is a form of folk opera that involves cutting animal skin or hard paper into figures and using them in a performance in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images.

Time travelers


Shaanxi sets its sights on putting the Silk Road on the tourist map.

Shaanxi highlights its natural attractions


According to the Shaanxi Tourism Bureau, a new flight from Hangzhou to Paris via Xi'an, will be available from Sept 3, 2014.

Officials, developer punished for dismantling ancient temple


Five county officials and an estate developer in Luonan county, Shaanxi province, have been punished after an ancient temple was dismantled to make way for a commercial estate, China Daily learned on Friday.

Water basin mutton in Xi'an


Water basin mutton uses mutton and prepared soup as its main material. Other secondary materials include vermicelli, garlic sprouts, and coriander.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda gets straightening up


The Big Wild Goose (Dayan) Pagoda located in the southern part of the city of Xi'an, which is a world cultural heritage site along the Silk Road .

Elevator construction mars ancient walls


Construction of two elevators on China's most preserved ancient wall in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, has triggered public outcry, forcing operators to halt construction.

Datong-Xi'an line connects tourist spots


Running through the Loess Plateau and leaping over the Yellow River, the Datong-Xi'an high-speed railway connects tourism spots along the way from Taiyuan to Xi'an, starting July 1, 2014.

Shaanxi's top officials visit ITL


The Xi'an ITL Park welcomed an investigation delegation from provincial government on Nov 21.

Shaanxi culture bridges China-Canada friendship


A Cultural Shaanxi Tourism Presentation was held in Xi'an on Nov 29 to promote Shaanxi's culture to a delegation from Canada.

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