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Terracotta warriors day. In the taxi on the way I reflected that I hadn't seen a horizon since I had landed in China. Xian seemed to be worse than most cities as it was more rural and the industry was far more antiquated. The sky was perpetually grey and visibility was not great. Despite all the pollution and people excavating by …
We had actually finished all the things that the guide was required to show me, and so I was told that if I was happy to pay we could do almost anything or go anywhere. I ended up paying entrance and parking so that we could go up Dai Cai Hill to see the view of the town, and then stopped at some local farms to look at the paddy …
... these are displayed glibly notes that these show the bronze age came to China well before Europe and America ;). The Emperor's tomb itself has not been excavated, so hopefully one day the archeologists get there, as there must be untold treasures to tell even more of this fascinating story. We also stopped at a factory which produces replicas of the warriors, including life sized ones. You can get a head made of yourself instead of the typical warrior one, and ...
... standard/correct than Nanchang people's. They also use a slightly different vocabulary. The people who stare at us is fewer in Xian than in Nanchang. However, they like to say "hello!" to us a lot. Xian has a large Muslim population. This is not something I noticed the first time I was there three summers ago. There is a Chinese minority called the Huizu to which many of these Muslims belong. Hui street is filled with street ...
... museum. They were built for the purpose of guarding the tomb of Emperor
Qin Shi Huang Di.
The Terra Cotta Warriors are now considered a world heritage by UNESCO. The history represented was amazing and so interesting. There were beautiful plum blossom trees all around the area that reminded me of the cherry blossoms in Japan! For lunch, I got some baked sweet potatoes (yams) which were like the ones in Japan (焼き芋) that I grew ...
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