Jinshi International Hotel
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... door to the hotel. Surrounding the pagoda are temples and halls dedicated to the Chinese Buddhist monk, Xuanzang (600-664), who is the great teacher in Buddhist history. He traveled to India to learn and understand the teachings and brought back large numbers of manuscripts. The Pagoda was built to house them. The halls inside the walled enclosure are beautiful the walls decorated in different ways, carved wood, jade inlay, marble carving and ...
... and some women who were thought to be servants. Different weapons have been found but only those made of bronze have survived. The shape of wooden crossbows have left imprints in the ground. Once we had looked through the museum section after the pits, we went off to the official Terracotta Factory. The family that make these figures have their coal fired kiln on site and many different moulds. They use the same clay that the original figures ...
... and the story is magical. It's all built around a hot spring. It felt like it too...hotter than hades.
We finished the tour and then had lunch at the nice restaurant at the palace: we had Xi'an's famous pork sandwiches (the bread was a bit chewy), pumpkin vines (really good), and cold spicy noodles (also really good).
We waited and waited for the bus and finally it came to take us to the Terracotta Warriors. It was so, so hot. We walked to the area where ...
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I was so full from the day but last meal with my Mom's food.. I had to eat. I ate all my rice and some of the mushrooms, cabbage, and green vegetable mixed with eggs.
... soldiers, and I tried to be in good spirits. It was at this point that I realized that all the pictures I had taken when I still had a phone, including the one I was in the process of taking when I dropped it, were a total disappointment in comparison. I lost my phone, and it was not even for a good picture. That is a low blow.
I spent the next week wondering if:
1. I would ever see my phone again.
2. How many other tourists have dropped ...
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