Jiaoda Nan Yang Hotel
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... As clíonas name obviously doesn't exist in Chinese the lady translates it by sound. She paints our names on watercolour paper finished with small flowers and her stamped name. Another souvenir! Des and Cian reappear, des bought presents for us. A calligraphy book for Clíona and chinese tea for Miriam. Super sweet.
We head back up the street, Cian somehow finds a really cool shop with handcrafted things. He buys cutlery sets, including chops sticks in ...
... of direction and Laura has the compass. Another mystery. We bused it to the Train Station just outside the city walls and then got stuck. I'm going to semi blame the Lonely Planet and the south facing north sign on the Xian Train Station map. We first went to the information desk and a very worn sign was produced. Bus 306 go 260metres east. Easy- only we went west, for about 500meters. At this point it was raining and we looked like two....I'm not sure what. Finally we ...
... models. Each figure's head appears to be unique in facial features, expressions and hair styles. Even their belt hooks, shoe ties and costume details were finely sculpted. The uniform they wore represented their post and ranking in the army.
The pits symbolize the main defending force that was supposed to protect the Emperor Qin during his afterlife. Qin was the west-most in terms of location among the seven warring states which means that their enemies were ...
... so much excavation work left to be done! I can't even imagine how many statues are still left down there because there are so many of them already excavated! You wouldn't believe how many soldiers there are in those pits and how much labor must have been employed to create them all. I couldn't believe how old they were. Think about it - the Bing Ma Yang were built by the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty, which was also the first unified dynasty of China ...
... I did not expect it to still be a working project! Saying that, it was still very impressive! There are thought to be around 6000 Warriors in this pit (although only 2000 are on display). Rows upon rows of huge terracotta soldiers, all facing west 'protecting' the emperor and ready for war, with each being an individual, with a unique face. As you walked around the pit it made you realise what an enormous job this is - it has ...