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... is best here. It's also least crowded. They are still excavating...so much work still needs to be done. You can see the guys working there uncovering new things right before your eyes.
Some history: This site was discovered by accident by 2 peasants in the '70s while they were digging for a well. One of those peasants wrote a book about his discovery and sells signed copies for a lot of money, and he's really famous. I think the idea of a ...
... vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. Estimates from 2007 were that the three pits containing the Terracotta Army held more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's thomb. Other terracotta non-military figures were found in other pits. Quin Shi Huang is best know for uniting China by defeating the other seven kingdoms. He built ...
... which was nice.The staff were helpful and the eating area/lounge was basically a big, long conservatory on the side of the building which was really nice to sit in - even if the food was ****!We arranged a trip to the Terracotta Warriers with the hostel which again, involved a hostel pick up and a promise of taking us to all the best bits. The first stop was obviously a tourist trap and was a little annoying. It was the 'workshop' ...
... good because a very elderly Chinese woman offered a seat she was resting on to Sue! The view at the top was great and the surrounding grounds were very peaceful and serene.
Then it was find a taxi and back to walk the old wall. We nearly got taken for a "ride" by a taxi who wanted 100 Yuan to take us there. As it only cost us 15 Yuan in the first place he got a very firm no thank you which in Kiwi sounds very much like "bugger off!"
... of China? Way to show appreciation! We actually got to meet one of the farmers who found the warriors while at the museum. He is elderly now and spends part of his time signing books at the gift shop. He was not too happy about us taking a picture of him when he signed our book. They say the flash bothers his eyes.
The tomb in its entirety covers over 22 square miles. They have not dug up all of it yet because they do not know how to preserve ...