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... were; each face is different, each expression, each body shape, each height varies according to the uniqueness of each being. These were real men, real horses, all created and buried to preserve them for the emperor's protection in the next world, not, as I had thought, a ruse to save all their lives when the emperor died; it was their practice at that time to kill the whole army when the emperor died. When the figures were discovered they were in ...
There is only one word that can describe the cultural town we visited: food. The entire town was filled with food, and I am certain you can smell the entire thing a mile away. They had many kinds of food that I have never tried before. I decided that if I was ever going to try crazy food, it would have to be in China. I tried duck brain, duck skin, pig's foot, fried scorpions, pineapple rice pudding, sesame balls, fried mushroom, and pigs ...
... four years after the tomb was sealed it was broken into and all of the warriors were broken and smashed. Only two thousand soldiers have been unearthed and restored and an estimated four thousand have yet to be repaired according to estimates. There are two other pits that are smaller than the first but still as impressive, one is filled with generals and officers protecting the larger pit and the third is one that was barely touched by Qin's enemies so that the soldiers ...
... they drove me around looking for the hotel once we arrived in the city. So nice of them it was difficult for me to thank them.
So xi'an is a city built in and around a old city wall. There are lots of things to see inside the wall and also lots of things to see outside the wall and on top of the wall. I did lots of them. I rode the wall in record time, they give you 100 minutes bike rental, I returned my bike after only 32 (approx) minutes, ...
... discovery and restoration; and then there are the three partially excavated pits.
I would recommend that you begin with pit number 2, the second largest but least excavated pit; followed by pit number three, the smallest pit which contained the highest ranking soldiers; and to finish off with pit 1, the largest and most impressive pit, containing the highest number of restored warriors. All the pits are a working progress, and it’s quite cool ...