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... and initially headed to the museum which had some artifacts that were found with the Army and also a history on why they were there. I decided to do the Pits in reverse order as I knew Pit 1 was the best so I thought I would save it until last so first I headed to Pit 2. Pit 2 was still a working progress so was mainly a hole in the ground with a few areas where they had unearthed areas of the Warriors. Pit 3 was a little better with the area being small but was classed as ...
... a drink in the afternoon. After a couple of hours it is nice to sit down in a tea shop, bar or pub, have a nice refreshing drink and people watch for half an hour before going on with being a tourist. We have yet to find anywhere like that in either Beijing or Xian, the best we have managed is finding a restaurant which is open in the afternoon and just have a drink. There is a marketing opportunity here for ...
... are many soldiers who are still to be put back together as they were damaged over the 2000 years. The third pit contained the best-preserved soldiers, who were arranged in a meeting area, perhaps to give animal sacrifices.
Laura made the keen observation that how could something this big have been forgotten about, lost in history? How was it not written down or remembered or passed down to new generations? Apparently many books were burned by Qin Shi Huang, and though ...
... by putting them in earthen jars with a hole in the bottom and a plate-like cover on top.
There were also some skeletal remains under the heading of Sacrifice, but all the info was in Chinese.
We managed to get the bus back after our visit, much to the amusement of the few local men who were on it - guess they dont see too many foreigners out that way, let alone confidently riding the buses!
... matter. We had about 15 minutes to shower before we headed out to the dance show, where we also had a dumpling banquet.
The show was much better than the one at the Lao She Tea House, although it was a little bit more expensive. We paid 300 yuan each, but that included the show and dinner, so by western standards it wasn’t too bad. The food was really tasty, we had lots and lots of different types of dumplings including duck ones shaped like ducks, and pork ...
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