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Day 6: Xian July 5 - Thursday Today's excursion will take you to modern China's greatest archaeological discovery - The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which silently guarded the tomb of China's First Emperor for over 2200 years. In 1974, a local farmer uncovered the first of three massive earth and timber vaults, while digging a well. The …
Day 5: Beijing - Xian July 4 - Wednesday Join our Culture InSites(tm) Program and experience the world of Beijing's Hutongs, via rickshaw. This network of courtyard homes and narrow lanes traditionally linked the old city. Tour the maze-like alleyways and neighborhood residences. See the locals as they go about their daily activities. Highlights …
... 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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