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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
Today I have been to visit Xiaoyan Pagoda, also known as the Small Wild Goose Pagoda of Jianfu Temple. It was built for the Tang Emperor Gaozong, 618-907.
It is more than 1280 years old, and has survived more than 70 earthquakes - I didn't know that Xi'an was prone to earthquakes until I arrived here.
The grounds were quite beautiful, especially with all the autumn colours, and there was an amazing ...
... ein wenig ausgetestet habe, habe ich auch recht zügig einen gefunden. Allerdings kam die Ernüchterung schnell, da dieser kein Bargeld mehr zur Verfügung stellen konnte. Da ich in der Nähe der Kasse war, tummelten sich dort einige Tour-Guides, die ich fragen konnte. Scheinbar ist der nächste Geldautomat recht weit entfernt, so dass es recht teuer sein würde, ein Taxi dorthin und zurück zu nehmen. Also haben mir die Guides das Angebot gemacht, dass ich einen von ihnen engagieren ...
... the Terracotta Army. Tarim’s guide book suggested doing the pits in the opposite order to usual, but Mr Liu took us to them in the right order. I can see why the guide book suggests this, as Pit 1 is the most impressive – it is the pit that you see, whenever you see about the Terracotta Army, rows and rows of terracotta men. I was surprised by the number of them that were destroyed however, and apparently most of the destruction was actually from a ...
English Name: Xi'an, Hsian, Sian
Chinese Name: 西安 (xī ān)
Xian: home of the impressive legion of Terra-cotta Warriors, where you visit the Wild
Goose Pagoda and bicycle on the ancient City Wall.
This is China's heartland where you will view the famed Terra-cotta Army Legion of 6,000
... small geese (only swans) and the pagoda itself wasn't even that small. The pagoda video was interesting and gave some information about how the Chinese 'engineered' the ground conditions beneath the Pagoda to help it stand under lightning strikes. I was in my element and as discussed with Kate it sounded more like luck.
The place was nice though, good park, pleasant museum but over the two days - cultural overload. Bring on the Pandas.