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Terra Cotta Warriors

The main pit (number 1) is filled with the life-like statues of the warriors that were placed to protect the emporer and join him in the next world. most of the warriors were broken and put back together. the exhibit hall is the size of two US football fields.
X-ing in Xian

June 5th 2005
while Xian is most famous for the discovery of the Terra Cotta warriors, the town has much more to offer visitors. From the airport, our first stop was at the city wall, a 13 km square struture that wraps around the old city. The wall is very high and wide and thus a perfect place to ride an old one-gear bicycle in blazing 90 degree, 100% humidity weather. Undaunted, Joe and I head out. We qui ... read more
Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an

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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