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... lot's of different fruit and sweet stalls. The great mosque is the oldest and one of the most renowned in the country, founded in 742. It's contraction and architectural is completely in Chinese style, except form some Arabica letter and decorations. It is well preserved and still used to this day.
I visited the Terracotta Army, which was incredible. The side was only discovered in 1974. I did not ...
... out the most was the one that had a pot of live scorpions just chillin in the middle of the floor. At the end of the day it took a few hours to get back to school. I enjoy the bus rides because they are a really nice time to relax for a bit. After school I went with my student over to another student's host's house for a birthday party. I hung out with Chinese students and American students and it was really fun to be together. Overall Friday was really fun.
... same kinds of soldier have details like different shoes - they are made of the local clay and were thus shaped and fired on site in pieces, then assembled, painted and installed underground. - the warriors were interred over 2,000 years ago and were richly decorated. When they are first unearthed (in pieces) the colours show clearly but fade quickly in the light and air - they were buried in underground chambers, roofed with wooden rafters and matting, all rotted away but ...
... who had them made supposedly to protect him in the afterlife or perhaps to help him continue to rule after death. It must have been backbreaking work but don't worry, the workers were all rewarded after the army was complete with many, many years of rest i.e. they were executed!
Lunch was fantastic - my first experience of sweet and sour chicken Hong Kong style but made in China. The food here is certainly better than we get from the local ...
For those not familiar with the story, you must be asking: why did this Emperor Qin have this army built? It was all in preparation for his death. The terracotta army, horses, and chariots were all buried in his mausoleum. I use the term mausoleum specifically to indicate that we are talking about a complex versus a tomb. Qin's tomb has never been opened. It is feared that it is extremely dangerous due to traps that were set to protect it and very high levels ...