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... Mosque Moggy Once I had got over the sheer size of the city, different parts of the city came alive bit by bit as we explored throughout the day. The Drum and Bell towers provided a great central location to explore the Muslim quarter for starters, where approximately 20,000 Muslims live. After winding through an immense alleyway of stalls, we finally found ourselves at the mosque. Buildings loom down on every side of the mosque but inside it is a beautiful haven from ...
... late last night after FaceTiming mum :-), we played hangman in bed on the iPad. We woke at 10 this morning. The lie ins are lovely. Once we got to the ibis we did our washing for the first time this trip. my hands are red raw!! We worked as a little team. I washed, Noel rinsed and I then squeezed them. The clothes are now hanging all over the room. Went out to see the Bell Tower and Big Goose Pagoda. around ...
... preserved warriors and horses because the contents of this pit had not been burned (unlike the other two pits). Inside the building covering this pit is much darker than in No. 1 Pit in order to better preserve the statues.
Finally we went into No. 2 Pit, which is about 1/3 the size of No. 1 Pit. It has about 1,300 warriors and horses but most are still the same as when they were found, having fallen over and been broken. The spectacular statues ...
Another walking day. Climbed up on to the old Xian wall this morning at the East gate. The wall is 14km long and about 15m across. Nice and peaceful up there away from the city traffic. They are making a park and fixing the moat all the way around.. the locals love the parks. Plenty of music, dancing, singing, sword dancing, exercising and kite flying happening in all the parks. It's good to just sit and watch everyone. There is a big ...
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I also went and had a look at the train station - very disappointing after Beijing and Tianjin, its old and crusty! There is only 1 subway line here that runs N - S, with talk of another line opening late next year. There are plenty long-distance trains to other places, but no bullet trains yet.
Daming Palace grounds are huge - it is easily spotted on a map of Xi'an, Mum and Sarah - look in the north, just above the city wall, and you will see a big ...