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Xi'an

June 21st 2009
Our main reason for stopping in Xi'an was to see the famous Terrecotta Army. For anyone that has never heard of these they are life size statues of an army that were built in something like 200BC for an Emperor to guard him in the afterlife. There were something like 8,000 statues built by thousands of men who were all killed after the statues were built so the location of the tomb would never be ... read more
Asia » China

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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