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... were buried with the emperor with the purpose of protecting him in his afterlife.
The largest collection can be seen in Xian, a large city in northwest China, which is home to the Terracotta Army of the first emperor of China (Qin Dynasty). This is a popular tourist destination and I have been told is extremely busy. Today we went to Xuzhou, a large city north of Nanjing, which houses the terracotta warriors of the Han Dynasty.
We caught ...
... see in the photos each carriage is divided into 12 sets of 6 beds - stacked 3 high. It was a real challenge getting us and our gear onto the train - the Bb Tubas barely fit through the door and in the end we had to ask the conductor of our carriage to find storage for them in another part of the train. Even though there are a number of spare beds in our carriage they could be occupied by passengers getting on the train while we are sleeping so the Tubas unfortunately ...
... and hard bed carriages. It transpires that we will be in the hard beds. Easy! No doubt you will await that story with interest.
A few more statistics to put into context the size of this place. To date we have stayed in 3 cities. Their combined populations are 20.6 million and this equates to only 14% of the total population.
That's all for this entry. It's midnight and the case of fine Red Wine is calling.
See you tomorrow ...
... a man want!
We have 2 concerts here – both in the Xuzhou Music Hall. One tomorrow (Sunday) night and one Monday afternoon. We have been told to expect another stunning venue so look forward to seeing what this City has to offer.
Xuzhou is the biggest City that we have stayed in. At 8.6 million it has a larger population than both London and New York.
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... we went on a tour to see the terracotta warriors, the must-see attraction in Xi’an. The warriors were built during the Qin dynasty to protect the emperor after death. There are thousands of them buried near his tomb. It’s really quite a sight. They were discovered by a farmer in the 1970s when he was trying to dig a well. Now he is famous and he sits everyday in the museum signing autographs.
After a couple days in Xi’an, Tammy and I took a bus up to ...