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... thousands of people are milling around the food courts and watching a dancing fountain show. The entire roof of the shopping mall is a giant TV screen and I can have Haagen Dazs ice cream at £3.50 a scoop. Step just outside this world of the future though and you can be back in quiet streets with normal houses and normal people all going about their rather colourful business, almost exactly the same as 27 years ago. We have just revisited the wonderful Terracotta Warriors ...
... we had to come back down.
Tricky part; no down escalator. Uh oh.
down the stairs ...
... the area where they sell all the local crafts. There were many stalls with calligraphy brushes and paper. The street had shops on the side that were selling jade products, all of which were far outside my price range.
I made it back to the hostel and the others were there so we sat down and had some really good french fries and spring rolls, as well as a drink. Todd and myself decided to go to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda as the others were heading back to ...
Finally we an hour to spare we made it to the Warrior Museum!!
A bit of history:
The site was discovered by local farmers in 1974 digging in the fields. The Terracotta Armies were made for China's first Emperor Qin Shi Huang and buried circa 210 BC to protect him in the afterlife. The museum has 3 pits with approx. 8,000 warriors, 670 horses and 130 chariots (not all of it has been uncovered). Each warrior is life size with ...
Little Goose Pagoda
I went out today to find a post office to send my terra cotta warriors home
Found the post office, then found Dave on his way somewhere so I tagged along with him, didn't know where he was going, but we ended up on the west gate of the city (there are 4 of them, North, East, South, West)
All very nice, but it's just a shorter version of the Great Wall (I wonder if the 'brickies’ were on day rate or a price, either way, it was a heck of a job, ...