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Taking a flight over to
Xi'an from Beijing's modern, quiet fashionable airport.
Not too much to say about Xi'an, except that the city is
enormous and not very "cheery", oh and the airport is really
not worth to mention whatsoever. Quite the difference between
updated, Olympic city Beijing and dark, filled-with-construction
Xi'an. But since we were there mostly there to see the Terra
Cotta Warriors - who were just discovered in the 1970's,
and were undiscovered since 2000 years back, it really didn't
bother us that much.
What a sight to see and the historical importance of such
archeological find is difficult to describe in words. WOW!
We don't regret our trip to see the Warriors - the site
was just amazing! It was worth the trip even though Xi'an
is left to be desired - ok to give some credit, perhaps
the city itself will be a little different in a few years
since all of the construction that's going on, so we shouldn't
be too negative... Who know what the future has in store
for Xi'an? Only time will tell.
Terra Cotta Warriors
Totally amazing! Can you believe that these
are 2000 years old? Of course
most have been have been put back together, what an archeological
job by the way!
They are still looking for more. But so far over 10,000
warriors have been found!
Nothing like taking your photo beside ancient
The warriors being protected from the outside
environs. This is how they originally
were lined up - defending the mighty emperor.
Bell and Drum Tower
An evening stroll around the "tourist"
area of the city. This bell tower is actually very neat
as it resides in a highly trafficked roundabout.
Chinese music playing, children cooling
off in the fountain, and couples holding hands strolling
through the flower filled park, this was a very nice
part of Xi'an.
Out & About
Having Xian's famous dumplings.
Each dumpling dish was presented in many different
shapes and figures. Can you see the monkey? Or perhaps
the lotus flower? Think we had about 10 different uniquely
We went to see the Tang Dynasty Evening Show. Was really
to watch and the costumes were fabulous!