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... Overall it is hard to fathom that someone have this all built for them and then have it buried along with the workers, who were buried alive, to take all the secrets with them as to how the warriors were created. After we got back to Xi'an, I spent the afternoon walking around the area by our hotel. There were some small parks, more fountains, and many different sculptures to look at. We had our final group dinner at a Korean restaurant as the majority of the group was departing ...
On Monday morning, before our flight to Hong Kong, we ventured out into the city one more time to visit one of the main attractions in Xi'an, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Jin says this sounds much better in Chinese: Dayan Ta). We also stopped at the South Gate of the Xi'an city wall, and walked for a bit on top of the wall.
Xi'an was the western capital of the Tang dynasty, which is why it has such elaborate fortifications, as well as the tomb sites outside ...
... hostel. In the evening we chilled out and met some cool people in the hostel. (Italian, Swiss, American, Aussie) We then all did a dumpling party were we learnt how to make dumplings and then we ate them. It was all good fun.
It was now 10pm and we decided to go to bed as we had a busy day going to see the Terracotta Army! We had planned our own trip using public transport so could be a long day!
For now we love and leave you! Enjoy the pictures!
Nathan & India ...
... a different spa. We even got to take a little nap afterwards. It was heavenly.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda)
Statue of the monk
People dancing in the square
Food street: lamb kabobs (5 for 10 y), stinky tofu, squid tentacle, Chinese doughnut
... breakfast and an elephant for lunch, have 100 legs and 2 mouths when babies then 1 leg and 100 mouths now, so it was fun all round. The parents were even laughing, which I'm told is quite rare at that level, as they have usually been to several of these presentations before.
The next activity was a board game that used all the (past tense) vocab they have been learning. Some of the parents came and watched up close, and we did that for a few minutes to show that they ...