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... on the thermal clothes, as it's colder than expected we all buy some thermal shirts that will also keep us warm in Beijing when we arrive there.
On the way to the drum tower there were little shops on the side of the street, cian and Des wanted some scarfs and hats but couldn't find any there. Maybe later.The drum tower is the alter ego of the bell tower. This tower used to mark nightfall with the drums. Lots of drums were on the outside of the ...
... Chinese also gave him a hard time for talking to me). Uuugh! Groups! We finally arrived at the Terracotta Museum and started at Pit 3, which had a few pieces but was quite small. You can tell who was a commander or higher in rank by the hairpiece, the armour and if the shoes curled up. Pit 2 was not as interesting because everything was covered up but they had a few pieces on display but the grand finale was pit 1. Here you got ...
... and bullet trains are opening up remote western regions to not only faster commerce (melon trucks are big this week) but also a mass movement of Han Chinese to minority regions. Depending on your viewpoint, either a cross cultural exchange or an ongoing dilution of ethnic traditions. The amount of construction is immense.
One of the significant changes we have witnessed is the rise in domestic tourism, the Chinese are on the move, toting DSLR cameras with ...
... to Xi'an - cultural capital of China. Crucial to the Silk Rd, it was the first city in the world to have 1 million inhabitants.
- Big Goose Pagoda Temple. Once the highest building in China, with a cool demo of calligraphy.
- City Wall on a tandem. The only remaining city wall in China after the cultural revolution.
- Terracotta Army. Allegedly 700,000 people worked on this - it's also estimated that 20% of China ...
... I found the ultimate Hostel! Right smack in front of the "Bell Tower", there was and older building with a hostel inside. For $24 per night I have a much nicer room, a corner room which means I can see to the East and South of the Bell tower which is like the most prominent square in Xi'an! The room is ancient pre WW2 with mahogany, marble, granite, and old wall paper. Very historical building overlooking the center of ancient ...