Sheraton Xi'An Hotel
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October 11, 2014
This morning we went to the Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 AD) landmark. The seven-story pagoda was initially constructed in 652 AD to house sutra (documents written on palm leaves and sewn together with thread) brought back from India by the monk Xuan Zang, who later translated them into Chinese. …
Today I was on my own because everyone was off to the Shaanxi history museum and spend some time with a local family but I went off to do some volunteer work that I have previously organised. I caught a taxi to a school just on the outskirts of the city. I got there at 7:45 and had a bit of a lecture on what I would be doing with the kids.
Today we started our journey at about 7am to go see the Terracotta Warriors. The Terracotta Army or the "Terracotta Warriors and Horses" is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. I was really excited to go see the Warriors. It took us an hour to get there, felt so much longer because …
Today is our last day in Beijing before we head off. I had packed my bags and put them in the bus as we head off to the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres, …
Last night, the Tang Dynasty dinner show was simply amazing! We entered the theater and were in awe of the gorgeous décor. While we were eating there was a 12 piece ensemble of musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments with occasional singing. Our meal was in 6 courses and was all very tasty and interesting. We had some Chinese rice wine …