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... was rush hour so no taxis available. Bell boy took us back into the hotel where the reception told us to get bus 603! Ok. How the hell were we going to do that when they are all packed and we have 60 kilos of luggage between us? Problem solved....tuc tuc did the trick! Luckily because of the cases I couldn't see out the front. Luckily it cut through the tragic by driving on pavements! Got to ...
... fighting our way through the crowds to find the right bus out of Xī'ān as the army is 40km away from the city. Again we had no idea where we were supposed to get off - but a young Chinese couple adopted us and guided us on our way - however, even they don't seem to know where they were going once we got off. We organised ourselves a guide as we decided we wanted a bit of historical context here and set off to see the warriors! The army is split into 3 main pits ...
... wanted a Conical (comical) hat so we got her one whilst we were there, finishing off our stay of Asia with a fine bit of bartering, to pay only £2 for it.
The museum itself consists of 4 main buildings Pits A, B and C and the actual museum about the site. We went straight for Pit A which was probably a mistake as Pit A is the most impressive of the Pits. They are called Pits as that is exactly what they are, which we ...
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We checked into the Xian Sofitel Hotel around 9:30 PM, and arranged for a 7:15AM wake up call. The hotel was luxurious, with large rooms, down pillows and covers, a large bathtub and L'Occitane bath products. All to our liking. We went down to the hotel restaurant for an enjoyable buffet dinner then returned to the room where I took a hot bath and updated this blog with fast WI-fii.
... they were all smashed and burnt. There are still thousands to uncover and restoration is painstaking. I overheard one guide saying that it could take 200 years to complete the work. The fact that they’ve restored 100s of these figures is amazing and walking into pit one is dramatic. There they are all lined up and ready for action. The pits they stand in were originally covered with logs and mats then earth piled on top. Pit two is ...