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We arrived in Yannan quite late in the afternoon but with enough time to go and visit the Revolutionary Museum, an impressively large building, and the Wangjiaping Revolutionary Headquarters where Mao and Co. lived and worked in the late 1940s. We saw the rooms where he and Zhou Enlai lived which I was impressed by. The museum was a huge ( …
... dinner tomorrow. Street food is turning out to be by far the best food that we've eaten in the whole trip - they mostly deep fry everything so I figure there can't be many germs that survive that, right? Once back, it was time to dry off (again - I swear I'm becoming part amphibian) and then to the hostel restaurant/bar for dinner. Felt very smug eating my rice with my chopsticks while the man next to us asked for a spoon... ...
... survive as Shi Huang Ling's son was not strong enough to avoid being caught in political intrigue and forced to commit suicide and the Qin gave way to the Han dynasty which would continue many of Shi Huang Ling's innovations in standardizing the writing, weights and measures, and the division of China into different provinces to be ruled by Emperors. But these warriors still serve as a cold demonstration of the power of one man, China's first Emperor.
... successors contented themselves with thousands of miniature terracotta warriors, horses and so on: Qin however was more of a megalomaniac than most, so his are all life sized. At least they were not actual live soldiers as had previously been the custom. Buried in 211 BC, Qin is said - by Sima Qian, a historian writing around 100 BC - to have a scale model of the whole of China in his actual tomb, with rivers and lakes made of mercury, ...
... got in for free and enjoyed the museum. It had a good layout with each area having subtitled videos about the history of the artifacts and the history of how Xi’an came about. None of the exhibitions were too long but strangely were all in the dark with only small lights in the show cases. It was enjoyable though and we had a sneak preview at a few terracotta warriors ready for tomorrow’s tour! After the museum we headed to the Goose Pagoda. This was apparently ...