Travel Blogs from Xi'an
... yards, schools, office car parks all are grain covered with workers racking out the chaff and turning the grain to dry it. The trip to see the Terra-cotta Warriors was interesting, nice to have a guide to answer the questions. Although we were early and the car park seemed empty the viewing galleries were soon packed with Chinese tour groups. The afternoon was overcast and the day not so hot so off to visit the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, ...
... open any more pits. Most of the figures are in pieces so it's a very painstaking job to put them together. The whole area appears to possibly have even more pits as they discovered the tomb recently which is way off to the west. If the warriors are surrounding the Emperor, then there could be thousands more buried around the other sides of the tomb. There are not just warriors either or their horses - they have found figures of wrestlers ...
... a different spa. We even got to take a little nap afterwards. It was heavenly.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayan Pagoda)
Statue of the monk
People dancing in the square
Food street: lamb kabobs (5 for 10 y), stinky tofu, squid tentacle, Chinese doughnut
... was finished, guess what we did?
If you said "eat food" then ding ding ding, you're correct!!
... It was crowded with visitors. We walked around the lake through the Long Corridor which has detailed artwork painted onto the upper sides and roof. We took a Dragon Boat Ride across the Lake to where the Bridge of Seventeen arches starts. We walked over the bridge and enjoyed the views. Then we went to the Olympic Stadium, The Birdsnest, designed by Ai Waewae. We ...
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