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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
1. It is an agriculture city.
2. It was the home for many emperors since it provided natural protection by the mountain surrounding the city.
3. The development of the subway has taken fifteen years because they discovered tombs of nobility underground. They are digging them out now.
At the museum, we had lunch first. There was a guy who made the noodles by scratch. It was cool to see him swinging the noodles around to stretch ...
... but no such luck.
The next train left at 14:15 pm and will take me to Beijing , a journey of another 16 hours. Train travel is relative cheap at around $30-40 for an 800-900 km distance.
Now for something else. I wondered how Chinese people handle computers as there are 1000’s of Chinese characters. This would require a 5 meters long keyboard or a normal keyboard with perhaps 100’s of choices of little bit of letters. Thus far I ...
... It is fascinating. The first one was only discovered in 1974. After we left the warriors we headed to the hotel. Here at the hotel they have a dinner show on the property. It was sort of Vegas-like. Tiered rows with big tables for dinner and a huge stage in front. First was the dumpling dinner. Yes, another lazy Susan. Appetizers, rice wine, 13 different kinds of dumplings all shaped like how ...
... army together in the morning. Jake is a film student currently on a gap year and has impressively travelled here all the way overland from Germany.
Day 260: Thursday 4th October 2012
Today was to be a big day in my tour of China, seeing one it's biggest attractions, the self proclaimed 8th wonder of the world, The Terracotta Army. The warriors depict the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. They were buried buried with ...
... and Buddhists. The city declined later but has some splendid sights and a thriving tourist economy.
The Terra-cotta army was discovered in 1974 by peasants digging a well. The awesome ranks of life-size pottery figures, modeled from yellow clay, were made to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi, despotic ruler who unified China over 2,200 years ...