Jinjiang Inn Bell & Drum Tower
Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... god we’re both fairly tall!
It was the same thing in all three pits, and we were slightly disappointed by how the Army was presented – the Chinese don’t seem to have much skill at displaying priceless items of their cultural history, nor are they very good at preserving what they uncover.
The worst area was the building with the restored bronze chariots – it was utter bedlam, and they just opened the doors and let everyone in despite ...
... is surrounded by two solidly built walls with gateway entrances.
According to history, work on this mausoleum began in 246 BC soon after Emperor Qin ascended the throne (then aged 13), and the full construction later involved 700,000 workers.
After this went to the Xi'an Ciry wall which as it states, was just a wall around, about as tall as trees and so was pretty pointless!
... on his uniform. After we left the excavation pits we headed back out to a little shopping area and were all startled to see a booth with dog and cat skins hanging everywhere. Some of them were even dyed! It was horrible and made us all want to leave.
Our next stop was the Huaqing Hot Springs. The area was absolutely beautiful. Everywhere you looked was gorgeous. The coy in the ponds were so fun to watch, as were the people wanting to wash their hands in the spring ...
... station. When we got off the bus we ran through the parking lot, cut in the line to get in the train station. We found our platform and ran to catch our train. Not having looked at a watch since leaving the bus, we were suprised to find that we were on the train with 10 minutes to spare, but we were still one of the last passengers to board. The rest of the train ride passed, uneventfully and we awoke in Beijing.
Bill and Michelle (Working as a Team)