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Terracotta Warriors

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Big Goose Bagoda

   A good nights sleep and a big breakfast  at around 7:30. We booked a tour through the hotel the night before, so all we had to do was wait for the bus and the tour guide. After collecting other people from their various hotels we when to see  the  Big  Goose Pagoda.  It was no longer raining, and the temperature was very comfortable with a little bit of sun. From there we went to the Bamboo Neolithic Village, supposedly over 6,000 years old. They buried their dead children just outside their dwellings inside big jugs. As we were driving away Monica realized she had left her camera in the wash room. The bus went back and she and the guide ran back in and recovered the camera!

The next stop was the terracotta warrior factory where you can get all kinds of souvenirs, furniture, carpets, pots, etc.

Prayer wall
 You can even order a full size warrior with your face on it! Monica chatted with a lady from Ireland who now lived in China. We didn’t buy anything but the tour guide told us all about others that bought (I’m sure he remembers his commission like it was yesterday)

The next stop was the Terracotta Warriors Museum, but first lunch. The lunch was good  with a selection of vegetables ,soup, beef, chicken ,fried rice, and noodles (long fat ones which are the local specialty ).  They even included one drink. We enjoy chatting with a  group of Spanish also. After lunch we continued on to see the Army of the Terracotta Warriors, very impressive and amazing that it was discovered not  very  long ago. It’s hard to believe that someone would go to all the trouble of making the warriors just so that they could be put underground. The emperor must have been very scarred of what was waiting for him when he died.

It was a long day; we returned to the hotel at about 8pm, checked our emails etc… and went to the room to relax.

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Big Goose Bagoda
Big Goose Bagoda
Prayer wall
Prayer wall
Worship at the Big Goose
Worship at the Big Goose
Stairs outside pit 1
Stairs outside pit 1
at ease men.
at ease men.
Anybody seen my head?
Anybody seen my head?
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photo by: Deats