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Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... were in all parts of the restoration process so you could see how they moved from the smashed people you saw in Pit 2 to the fully reconstructed army that was slowly growing.
I decided to also go the Park which was attached to the ticket price, and was only a free shuttle bus away. This turned out to not be totally worth it as by this point it had reached about 45oC and was unbearably hot, also the Pits did only contain a few soldiers. Although it was a nice ...
... and 15 minutes and 20 cents later, I was at the Old South Gate, just steps away from my hostel. Xiangzimen is one of the better hostels I've stayed at. It's well located, only minutes from the old city wall, bell tower, and Muslim quarter. The hostel is set in an old Chinese courtyard-style house which really feels like a piece of history. There's a cafe serving wonderful, cheap breakfasts (the whole spread in the ...
... tandems-- swapping partners and playfully competing with each other as to which partnership was the quickest. Unfortunately, I was the slowest, but I blame that on my unforgiving skinny jeans.
In Xi'an, we also went to the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built in 652 A.D, with a height reaching 64.7 meters. It is 7 story's high, and each platform gets smaller the higher you go. The pagoda was built originally to preserve the Buddhist sutras, figurines and relics brought ...
... a crowded day at Disney) we knew the herds followed us. A huge Palace surrounded by a park and lake with many canals for boats to pass through that looked like they came straight from Venice. After a walk in the park, we needed to get moving to the train station to catch the 2pm bullet train. The station was chaotic, from the pushing through ...
An early start this morning. On the bus by 7 am for our trip to the Great Wall. Rush hour traffic across the city but generally flowing well. It took an hour and a half to reach the start of the wall. Wow! What an amazing sight. We set off up the uneven steps which were sometimes really narrow and steep. To begin with there were lots of other people climbing but as we got higher, we almost had it to ourselves! At each stage along we way ...
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