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Terracotta Warriors

CHINA - Xi’an and the Terracotta Warriors - October 2019

October 4th 2019
HIGH SPEED BULLET TRAIN We took the high speed train from Beijing to Xian which still took 6 hours as we made 13 stops en-route! However we did travel at speeds of 190 miles per hour which was pretty fast. Although not as fast as a plane as far as travel time goes, you save so much time and stress by avoiding having to get to an airport 2 hours in advance, long security lines and the que ... read more
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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
6th October 2019

Were you permitted to take photos?
I was in Xian many years ago. Then it wasn't permitted to take photos of the terracotta warriors. Everybody still did and I have plenty of photos from there. How was it now? Is photography still officially forbidden or can you snap away as you like? You know, the terracotta army is part of Qin Shi Huang's grave. The actual grave mound is quite far away from there. Makes you wonder, what else is hidden under ground? Probably a lot. /Ake
11th October 2019

Terracotta Warriors
Hello Ake - yes you can take as many photographs as you like as they know that this does not cause any problem to the relics already lifted. Loosing their beautiful colour occurs as soon as they are lifted out of their 'grave' and I think that the archaeologist are trying to find ways to alleviate this problem. We were also lucky to see the grave mound which was further away from the site and yes I wonder what else they will discover in the future - must be really exciting to be an archeologist in Xian. Regards Sheila

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