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... still remained buried.
We had no idea that so much is still un-excavated despite the fact that the excavation process has been going on for over 30 years.
Another amazing fact was that on 1 Oct 2012 460,000 people visited the site and we saw pictures of the huge queues. It may have been winter and cold for our visit, but the place was very quiet so it was a huge bonus having the entire site almost to ourselves.
After breakfast and checking out we walked around the market where I indulged in a few souvenirs. This was the Muslim quarter of the walled city. Some of the market reminded me of the souks in Marrakech and was under cover. A bite to eat and then off to the station for our last train journey. Back in Beijing tomorrow. Omg. Rush hour was the time we needed to take a taxi to the train station. As in ...
... massive army to protect him in the afterlife so he could rule there. They estimate it took 10 years for all of the warriors to be made. The experts estimate there are over 8000 warriors and only 2000 have been excavated at this time. Each one of the warriors was painted however in 1974 the paint quickly oxidized once exposed to the air. The warriors were also in many pieces. After Qin died, the next emperor burned the warriors, ...
... we did.
We rented a tandem for 100 minutes and off we went. We had been told it takes around 1 hour 20 mins to go all the way around so that was our challenge. On our way round we had Chinese taking photographs of us. Guess they have never seen an English couple on a tandem.
We cycled around in 1 hour and 10 mins! The weather was beautiful and the sun gleaming in a clear sky! It had tired us out and we decided to get a rickshaw to the bell tower before walking back ...
... biggest tourist attraction in China after Beijing and the great walls. Thousands upon thousands of umbrella-wielding Chinese tourists gather around the approximately 8000 pottery people and ponies every day, and upon spotting the impressive array of warriors it's easy to see why. The warriors are life-size representations of what the real imperial army would look like, in terms of clothing, weaponry and hairstyles. In addition, all of them have ...